Seasonal Events

Visit Williamsburg has an event for every season and every taste in your travel group or family! Check out the event calendar to make sure you and yours take full advantage of what the Visit Williamsburg area has to offer!

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E.g., 11/12/2019
E.g., 11/12/2019
Friday, December 06, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 6, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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!

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Saturday, December 07, 2019
Main Street
301 Main Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 10am - 3pm

Whether you're searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself-you're sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main Street! This is one of the most anticipated Yorktown events every year. More than 50 vendors line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to roasted chestnuts to Christmas wreaths! The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m., followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to officially open the market.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Riverwalk Landing Piers
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 7, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join us at the Yorktown Waterfront from 6-8 p.m. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Riverwalk Landing
331 Water Street Yorktown 23690
December 14, 2019, 9am - 3pm

The holiday shopping season has officially kicked off in Yorktown! Browse the market for chowders and soups; baked goods including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, fudge, cookies; jams, jellies, and honey; holiday wreaths and garland; candles and soaps; and local quality art! Look for colonial crafts and games, holiday music, and other hands-on activities.

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
9:00am to 3:00pm