Official Ceremony at the Riverwalk!

Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting

October 21, 2018 - 07:30 pmOctober 21, 2018 - 08:30 pmNovember 30, 2018, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street,, Yorktown
Yorktown, VA 23690
United States 331 Water Street,, Yorktown Yorktown 23690

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 who will visit with children to hear all those wish lists!  Riverwalk Landing. Free. 757.890.3500