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Where will the 2016 Seminar be held?
The 2016 Needle Arts Festival (formerly Christmas in Williamsburg) will be held at Kingsmill Resort. The address is 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Do I make a reservation directly with the hotel?
Yes. Effective in 2016, all participants will make their own housing reservation directly with Kingsmill Resort. Standard rooms (king or two doubles) and suites can be booked at reduced rates at Kingsmill for the nights of Nov. 26 through Dec. 5. All classes, provided meals and the Boutique will take place at Kingsmill Resort. Click here to see photos of Kingsmill Resort.
To reserve a standard king or double room at the special rate of $134 per night, or to book a one- or two-bedroom suite, follow these steps:
- Click on this link.
- Select dates.
- Modify dates if needed.
- Check availability.
To make special requests or for any housing questions, call Kingsmill directly at (800) 832-5665 and give them the code ANNIES16.
What is required to register?
A completed registration form
and a $100 nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit is required to register. One-half of the total registration cost is due June 15. If you register after June 15, please send one-half of total registration cost with your registration. Full payment is due by Oct. 15, 2016. You will receive a reminder to pay your remaining balance. After Oct. 1, 2016, any unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation. If you have questions about your payment, please contact our registration coordinator at (260) 849-4231.
When is the full balance due?
The full balance is due October 15, 2016. Any unpaid registration fees after this date may result in cancellation and forfeiture of reservation and all fees paid.
If I am unable to attend the event due to unforeseen circumstances and I have paid the full registration fee, can I receive a refund?
The $100 deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Any amount paid above the $100 deposit will be 100 percent refundable until October 15, 2016. After this date, 50 percent of any amount paid above deposit will be refunded until November 1, 2016. After November 1, 2016, no refunds will be issued. The refund and cancellation policy is non-negotiable. No exceptions apply.
What is included in the registration fee?
- One three-session (morning or afternoon) class and project kit
- Attendee-only Thursday access to the on-site Boutique
- Thursday evening banquet dinner
- Saturday luncheon
- Breakfast (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- Morning beverage service (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- Afternoon beverage service and snacks (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
- Event gifts
Can I switch classes if I change my mind?
Switching classes is allowed pending space availability. Send an email to Contact@AnniesNeedleArtsFestival.com
or call (260) 849-4231. After October 1, 2016, no changes are accepted.
Is perfume acceptable?
Due to the sensitivity and allergies of some attendees, we request attendees refrain from wearing any perfume, scent, scented lotions, hairsprays or soaps.
What room options and rates are available?
Kingsmill Resort offers several room and suite options to Annie's Needle Arts attendees at a discounted rate, including:
- Two double beds: $134 per night plus tax
- One king bed: $134 per night plus tax
- One-bedroom suite: $179-$209 per night plus tax
- Two-bedroom suite: $289-$339 per night plus tax
Where will the event activities take place?
The opening banquet and all classes will be held at the Kingsmill Resort, 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. The Saturday banquet location is to be determined.
Are there any restaurants close to the hotel?
Kingsmill Resort has five on-site restaurants that feature a variety of atmospheres and menus. In addition, Williamsburg has a variety of fine restaurants. Reservations are strongly recommended, as this is a very busy time of year for the area. Restaurant listings and information can be found at www.colonialwilliamsburg.com
. For tavern reservations in the Colonial area, call 1-800-HISTORY (1-800-447-8679).
What are the closest airports to Williamsburg, and how much is the taxi fare from each to Williamsburg?
Tidewater Coach - If you are interested in sharing a shuttle from the airport to Kingsmill, contact Steve Urban at Tidewater Coach 757-218-9539 or http://www.tidewatercoach.com/ANNIES. The more ladies that share the shuttle, the cheaper the price will be.
Taxi Rates: Rates are estimates only and are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the taxi company.
Newport News Airport
: (18.7 miles): Approximately $45. Please make reservations in advance if possible.
Norfolk International Airport
- All City Taxi: (757) 380-8300
- Yellow Cab of Newport News: (757) 855-1111
: (43.4 miles): Approximately $100.00. Please make a reservation at least one day in advance.
Richmond International Airport
- Andy's Taxi Group: (757) 461-8880
- Yellow Cab of Norfolk: (757) 857-8888
: (50.7 miles): Approximately $115. Please make reservations one day in advance.
Note: Rates are estimates only and are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the taxi company.
- Airport Taxi Inc.: (804) 233-4444
- Galaxy Cab Co.: (804) 560-4408
- You can book a vehicle for whatever time needed.
Can Annie's coordinate an airport run for me?
Unfortunately, we are not able to coordinate transportation to and from airports to the hotel. We suggest you leave a post on the Annie's Needle Arts Festival Facebook page
indicating that you are looking to share a ride.
I'd like to be a vendor at the boutique. How do I do this?
We welcome vendors who sell needlecraft-related product. For more information on becoming a vendor, email Contact@AnniesNeedleArtsFestival.com
or call (260) 849-4231.