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Yankee Candle Village, Williamsburg, VA

Visit Williamsburg’s favorite candle store, Yankee Candle Village, as part of this group bus vacation package. Yankee Candle’s humble beginnings date back nearly 50 years ago to a cold, December night in South Hadley, Massachusetts where a young boy sat thinking of what he could give his mother for Christmas. With no money to buy her a Christmas gift, the boy used everyday materials he found around the kitchen including wax, a red crayon, some string and a milk carton to make his mother a candle. A neighbor who saw the candle was so impressed, she convinced him to sell the candle to her. With the money, the young boy had enough to make two more candles, one for his mother and another to sell. This continued and eventually Yankee Candle was born. Today the Yankee Candle Company has grown into one of America’s favorite candle brands, helping create warm and welcoming homes all over the world.

Visiting Williamsburg Yankee Candle Village

Far more than just a candle store, the Yankee Candle Village, located in the heart of Virginia’s Historic Triangle, is a land of enchantment that offers a unique shopping and entertainment experience. Shop Yankee Candles and other unique merchandise. Dip your own candles in the store’s Wax Works. Experience the wonder of the Holiday Park where it’s always snowing. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from the Yankee Candle Fudge and Popcornopolis stands.

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Shopping at the Yankee Candle Village Flagship Store

Yankee Candles

Yankee Candle Village Williamsburg carries over 400,000 Yankee Candles in nearly 200 signature scents that will make your house smell like a home.  From winter cosy and warm fragrances like Balsam & Cedar and Christmas Cookie to the fresh fragrances of spring like Citrus Tango and Under the Palms, to tropical scents of summer like Beach Walk and Pineapple Cilantro to spicy autumn candles like Autumn Wreath and Cinnamon, you’ll find the world’s largest selection of Yankee Candles at Yankee Candle Village including hard to find and discontinued specialities.

More than a Candle Store

Beyond wax candles, Yankee Candle Village is home to a number of other shops. Decorate your home with a wide selection of on trend home décor and fashion accessories. Shop frames, tableware and garden accents in the home store. The Vera Bradley boutique, carrying whimsical handbags, luggage and accessories, is the largest in the area. Yankee Candle’s Alex & Ani shop stocks eco-friendly, positive energy products that adorn the body, enlighten the mind and empower the spirit.  A large selection of gifts and decorations, including a huge selection of ornaments, made by Department 56, Jim Shores and Byers’ Choice, can also be found at Yankee Candle Village. In the General Store, shop some of Virginia’s finest foods and collectibles.

Wax Works

Be sure to stop by Wax Works. This interactive exhibit let’s you create your own custom jar candles and make original wax sculptures by dipping your hands into wax.

Yankee Candle’s Holiday Park

Don’t miss Yankee Candle Village’s Holiday Park, a year-round Christmas park where it snows every ten minutes. Themed Christmas tress throughout the Holiday Park adorned with twinkling lights and unique ornaments tower overhead, while collectable scenes, nativities and everything Christmas fill displays. Be sure to stop by Santa’s Workshop, where you can meet St. Nick all year round.

Food and Drinks at the Yankee Candle Store

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase from a number of the shops at Yankee Candle Village. Satisfy your sweet tooth at Yankee Candle Fudge, handmade in the store and with a variety of flavors to choose from. Popcornopolis serves the best gourmet popcorn selection, made using the freshest, all natural ingredients, in a range of flavors.

Travel Tips

-          Yankee Candle Village Williamsburg is ADA compliant. Complimentary wheelchairs are available to check out on a first-come, first-served basis.

-          Those who wish to ship their Yankee Candle Company purchase home can enjoy the store’s packaging service.