December 2, 2022
331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, December 2, 2022
The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony.
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. 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 from the Victory Monument 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! Download event flyer here.
Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters and Petit Café will be open until 7:30 p.m. Stop by the restaurant on your way to the event for holiday sweets, treats, hot cider, or hot chocolate. In case you get really chilly, the fire pit will be lit in the backyard.