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Join Yorktown's Holiday Open House for Shopping Discounts, Giveaways, Live Music & Santa!


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It’s the weekend local residents look forward to all year! Historic Yorktown will kick off the Christmas season early, during its annual Holiday Open House Weekend, on Nov. 18 & 19. It's the perfect time to take advantage of exclusive offers at the shops, galleries, museums and restaurants—from Riverwalk Landing to up the hill on Main and Ballard Streets. 

Holiday Wreath

This year features an exciting lineup of giveaways, demonstrations, special deals, live music, and refreshments. It’s easy to get in the spirit as the waterfront area is transformed for the holidays with ribbons, wreaths, garland and lights. Santa and Mrs. Claus will pay a visit from the North Pole to mingle with guests, make their lists and of course—check them twice!

Santa Holiday Open House Market

In addition to the participating businesses listed below, Yorktown Market Days will have extended hours on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stock up on seasonal produce, fresh meat, seafood, baked goods and local art. Enjoy musical entertainment provided by Bluegrass Artist Ralph Motley and The Last Minute Grass from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plus, you don’t want to miss the highly energetic and entertaining Chef K who will provide a live cooking demonstration at 10:30, complete with free samples and recipes for the crowd!

Chef K Yorktown Market Days Fall Festival

Entertainment Schedule

Saturday

Ralph Motley and The Last Minute Grass: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Clayton Ware Band at Water Street Grille: 7 to 10 p.m.

Sunday

Robin Welch, Acoustical Guitarist, at Riverwalk Landing: 1 to 4 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday 

Strolling Santa and Mrs. Claus at Riverwalk Landing 12 to 3 p.m.


Holiday Open House Participating Businesses

Alexander’s Photography

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m.
FREE 8x10 with booked photo shoot
FREE Riverwalk Landing Postcard by Alexander

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown 

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cooking Demonstrations: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Textiles Demonstrations: 11 a.m.
Artillery Demonstrations:  3 p.m.  
AfterWARd: The Revolutionary Veterans Who Built AmericaExhibition will be on display that weekend, through Nov. 27. Museum admission is free to all York County, James City County and City of Williamsburg residents!

Auntie M’s American Cottage

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Secret deals will be revealed in store, each hour, on the hour

Beach Bakery Café 

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Drawing for a free breakfast. Hot chocolate served!

Beach Delly (Hours Vary)  

Drawing for $40 gift certificate each day

Ben and Jerry’s/Green Mountain Coffee 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Kids decorate a free sugar cone with toppings!

Black Dog Gallery 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: Closed
Holiday sweets, seashell wreaths & trees, Southern folk pottery, Egyptian blown glass ornaments, custom photo frames, and unique gift ideas.

Carrot Tree 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Free holiday treat at the bakery counter.

Duke of York Hotel (Sat. & Sun.)

Drawing for a free night stay and light refreshments.

Gallery at York Hall 

Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Drawing for four $25 gift certificates (two on Saturday and two on Sunday).
Christmas in Yorktown and Senior Center Exhibits featuring local artists.
Refreshments served.

Grace Church Book & Gift Shop 

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
20% off discount on jewelry

Marl Inn Bed & Breakfast (Sat. & Sun.)  

10% off a two-night stay for the weekend of November 18 and 19. Reservations required.

On the Hill Gallery 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday:12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday refreshments. “Make it and take it” ornaments for kids (1 to 3 p.m.)
5% off  purchases of $25 and more
The Spirit of American Military Art: The Never Ending Story, an exhibition dedicated to American veterans, will be on display that weekend, through Nov. 26.

Patriot Tours & Provisions

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free drawing for a guided Yorktown SEGWAY tour of $39 value  
Store specials and discounts  
Refreshments served

Riverwalk Restaurant 

Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Drawing for a $25 gift certificate.  
Free hot cider all day.  
Free wine tasting in lobby (1 to 3 p.m.)

Schooners Alliance & Serenity (Hours Vary)

$5 off purchase of an adult gift certificate Nov. 18 & 19.
Online Promo Code: hohoho
Call: 888.316.6422

The Yorktown Onion 

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 4 p.m.
20% off entire store (not to be combined with any other sales, discounts, or promotions)

Umi Sushi 

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: closed
Drawing for $30 gift certificate

Viccellio Goldsmith 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday.: 12 to 4 p.m.
Light sweets & treats
Free drawing for a Sterling Silver Yorktown Bracelet

Watermen’s Museum 

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Free admission both days.
Buy $10 raffle ticket, get one free.

Water Street Grille 

Saturday & Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Drawing for $25 gift certificate
Saturday: Live entertainment with the Clayton Ware Band from 7 to 10 p.m.
Complimentary hot cider

York County Historical Museum 

Saturday: 1 to 3 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 3 p.m.
Free admission

York River Inn Bed and Breakfast (Sat. & Sun.)

10% off a two-night stay for the weekend of Nov. 18 & 19. Reservations required.

Yorktown Bookshop

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 to 6 p.m.
10% off purchase
Cookies and hot chocolate served

Yorktown Ghost Walks

Buy one ticket, get one ½ off Saturday evening only

Yorktown Pub

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to midnight
Drawing for $25 gift certificate

Parking: Parking is available at Riverwalk Landing in the two-level parking terrace.  Additional parking is available in Yorktown at York Hall, the County Administration Building, and the Courthouse/Finance Building Complex on Ballard Street, all within two blocks of the waterfront. Handicapped parking is located on the lower level of the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, and in limited quantities at all other public parking areas. The free Yorktown trolley will run on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.