Annie's Needlecraft Arts Festival!

Dec. 3-7, 2015

Kingsmill Resort
Williamsburg, Va.


Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will the 2015 Seminar be held?
The 2015 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?
No. Your room reservation (including any extra nights) is included as part of the registration process. Annie's will make all attendee reservations with the hotel on your behalf.
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, 2015. You will receive a reminder to pay your remaining balance. After Oct. 1, 2015, any unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation. If you have questions about your payment, please contact our Finance department at (260) 589-4000.
When is the full balance due?
The full balance is due October 15, 2015. 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, 2015. After this date, 50 percent of any amount paid above deposit will be refunded until November 1, 2015. After November 1, 2015, no refunds will be issued. The refund and cancellation policy is non-negotiable. No exceptions apply.
What is included in the registration fee?
  • Four-night hotel accommodations (December 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, 2015)
  • One three-day needlework class and project kit
  • Thursday evening banquet dinner
  • Saturday luncheon
  • Breakfast 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 or call (260) 849-4231. After October 1, 2015, no changes are accepted.
What room options are available?
  • Private room (one participant or one participant and non-participant guest)
  • Double room (two participants)
  • A limited number of rooms with king-size beds are available. Inquire about availability.
Note: Please indicate on your registration form if you have other room requests due to a medical condition.
I plan to arrive late/leave early. Can I be refunded for the cost of that night's hotel room?
The registration fee is an all-inclusive rate and is based upon the overall cost of the event. Reduction in registration fees cannot be made. However, you may alter the arrival and departure dates to accommodate your schedule. Please indicate dates you will stay on the registration form.
I plan to arrive early and leave early (ex: arrive on 12/2/15 and depart on 12/6/15). Can I do this without any penalty or change fees?
Yes. Participants may change their arrival and departure dates. Additional fees will not be applied if you still have a four-night stay. Participants will be charged only for additional nights. Please note any changes on your registration form, or notify event staff at
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 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?

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.
  • All City Taxi: (757) 380-8300
  • Yellow Cab of Newport News: (757) 855-1111
Norfolk International Airport: (43.4 miles): Approximately $100.00. Please make a reservation at least one day in advance.
  • Andy's Taxi Group: (757) 461-8880
  • Yellow Cab of Norfolk: (757) 857-8888
Richmond International Airport: (50.7 miles): Approximately $115. Please make reservations one day in advance.
  • Airport Taxi Inc.: (804) 233-4444
  • Galaxy Cab Co.: (804) 560-4408
Note: Rates are estimates only and are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the taxi company. - You can book a vehicle for whatever time needed.

Tidewater Coach - If you are interested in sharing a shuttle from the airport to Kingsmill, contact Steve Urban at Tidewater Coach 757-218-9539. The more ladies that share the shuttle, the cheaper the price will be.
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 or call (260) 849-4231.
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