My wife and I, though, did drive down to colonial Williamsburg -- about a three hour drive for us -- to spend Christmas Eve there.
We stayed at the Williamsburg Lodge, and for dinner we ate a DELICIOUS meal in our room with a to-go order from their restaurant, Sweet Tea and Barley.
In normal years, the hotel hosts a magnificent brunch on Christmas day; alas, the Trump virus has ruined that too. We brought the ingredients for a delectable in-room continental breakfast, and we even brought our crock pot to heat some mulled apple cider!
Below: Doors & windows of the colonial homes and shops in Williamsburg were adorned by beautiful Christmas wreaths and swags.
Below: More wreaths from around the colonial area:
On Christmas Eve, we also drove around the non-colonial areas of Williamsburg to check out some Christmas light displays. There had a been a local contest, and the house below won first place. The final two shots -- taken through our car window in the rain -- are of the 2nd place winner. Click the images to enlarge.
Below: The Williamsburg Inn.
We stayed next door in the Williamsburg Lodge. We had a wonderful room -- within steps of the colonial area -- and we ordered a Christmas Eve dinner to eat in our room. The entire meal was delicious -- but the dessert was FANTASTIC! : )
Below left: For dinner, we made ourselves a type of Mimosa -- but with cranberry juice. Below right: The Williamsburg Lodge's dessert called the "Mason Dixon" was a mix of New York cheesecake with Southern spice cake -- with cream cheese icing and walnuts. Mm, mm, good!!!
Below: Miscellaneous poets from around Williamsburg. NOTE: Slide shows don't always work on Androids, so these pictures are best viewed on a laptop, an iPhone, or an iPad.