December 4, 2009, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm. The holiday lights go on and the festive season
begins at 6:30 pm with entertainment at the Victory Monument followed by the Procession
of Lights through historic Yorktown to Riverwalk Landing. The tree lighting ceremony,
which includes holiday entertainment and a visit from Santa, begins at 7:30 pm. Sponsored
by the York County Historical Committee. 757-890-4970. Yorktown Christmas Market
on Main Street Saturday, December 5, 2009, 10 am to 4 pm
Join us for Yorktown’s third annual Christmas Market on historic Main Street. The
market features demonstrations, musical entertainment, living history exhibits, roasted
chestnuts and hot cider, arts and crafts and much more. Sponsored by York County
Tourism and Events and the York County Historical Museum. Entertainment provided
courtesy of Celebrate Yorktown Committee and York County Arts Commission. 757-890-3500.
Saturday, December , 2008, 7 pm - 8:30 pm . Decorated in holiday spirit, area boaters
parade the York River in competition for “Best of Show.” Waterfront events begin
at 6 pm. Enjoy hot cider and musical performances in the glow of a beach bonfire
while awaiting the magnificent parade of lights. Sponsored by the Celebrate Yorktown
Committee and Wormley Creek Marina. 757-890-4970. Yorktown Celebrates Christmas:
Cookies With Santa
Sunday, December 6, 2008, 1 pm - 4 pm. Enjoy cookies with Santa in the Gallery at
York Hall. Children and parents can visit with Santa and do some holiday shopping.
York Hall, 301 Main Street. 757-890-4490.
Saturday, December 12, 2008, 8 am to 12 pm - Join us for Riverwalk Landing's newest
event in the heart of historic Yorktown on the banks of the York River. Located between
Buckner and Ballard Streets, the market features local produce, fresh meat and seafood,
baked goods, herbs, specialty cut flowers, handmade soaps, quality art and live musical
December 1 - Jan 3, 2009, 9 am to 5 pm – . Holiday traditions of 17th- and 18th-century
Virginia are recalled through special interpretive programs. At Jamestown Settlement,
a film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period
with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown
colony. At the Yorktown Victory Center, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in
military encampments during the American Revolution and glimpse holiday preparations
on a 1780s Virginia farm.