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Date:
December 3, 2021
Time:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
Tree Lighting: 7:30 p.m. Victory Monument Festivities: 6:30 p.m.
Location:

Victory Monument & Procession to Water Street

Address:
331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Contact:
757.890.5900
Cost:
FREE
ADA:
Yes
Christmas Tree Lighting
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Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 3, 2021

Everyone is invited to gather at the Yorktown Victory Monument by 6:30 p.m. for live music including a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town. From there, the procession will make its way to Riverwalk Landing where the tree lighting ceremony will begin. Make sure you stay for a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, eager to hear all those wish lists!

This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945. That's the year that Reverend Claud G. Barkley, Pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk’s office, decorated a cedar tree that stood at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets.

The York County Historical Committee works hard to keep this ritual going! The tree that is used today is a 20-foot artificial commercial “Giant Everest Fir” tree placed down in Riverwalk Landing.

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