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Yorktown Celebrates Christmas: Illumination and Christmas Tree Lighting

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.

Yorktown Celebrates Christmas: Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade

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.

“Yorktown Market Days at the River."

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 entertainment. 757-890-3500.

A Colonial Christmas. Experience 18th-century holiday traditions

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.

Admission. 757-253-4838.



Yorktown, Virginia Christmas Events