YORKTOWN CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
The Christmas holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown’s annual 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!
Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic-all York County sponsored and partner community events are subject to postponement or cancellation. This includes changes to dates, times, and locations.
December 3, 2021, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Riverwalk Landing, 331 Water Street Yorktown, VA 23690