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Date:
November 30, 2018
Time:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Time Details:
Gather at 6:30 at Yorktown Victory Monument; Tree Lighting ceremony starts at 7:30.
Location:
Riverwalk Landing
Address:
331 Water Street
Yorktown, VA 23690
Contact:
757.890.3500
Cost:
Free
ADA:
Yes
Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony
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Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, November 30, 2018

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 who will visit with children to hear all those wish lists!  

Christmas Tree Lighting 2017