Colonial National Historical Park – Yorktown Battlefield, the Watermen’s Museum, and several community partners are teaming up for their annual “Tis the Season of Mirth, a Yorktown Christmas” up on Main Street.
2019 Tis A Season of Mirth
Colonial Christmas Pastimes and Traditions
Friday December 13, 6 – 8pm
Saturday December 14, 10am – 3pm
Main Street Yorktown
Friday night will feature a candle light program to include decorations and exhibits in the Nelson House, Custom House, Mobjack Bay Coffee and Petite Cafe, Museum on Main, On the Hill Gallery, Headquarters for Fife and Drum of Yorktown, and Swann Tavern. Join in a dance, make and see historic ornaments, march along with the Yorktown Fife and Drum or join the wassailers as they make merry throughout the street. At the ℕ𝕖𝕝𝕤𝕠𝕟 ℍ𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕖, guests can enjoy Colonial Christmas displays, music, and dance. 𝕊𝕨𝕒𝕟𝕟 𝕋𝕒𝕧𝕖𝕣𝕟 will be open for view through the doorway. The ℂ𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕠𝕞 ℍ𝕠𝕦𝕤𝕖 will offer guided tours and you are welcome to admire and read more about their Christmas Ornament Exhibits. The 𝕄𝕦𝕤𝕖𝕦𝕞 𝕠𝕟 𝕄𝕒𝕚𝕟 will have local African American History Exhibits and 𝕆𝕟 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℍ𝕚𝕝𝕝 𝔾𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕣𝕪 will be open featuring an Artists Christmas Show.
Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters, LLC is also open right in the heart of all the holiday buzz on Main Street. Friday night, they’ll have a casual wine tasting from 6 to 8 for $10 a person. You can pay at the door and you’ll get to sample their French and Holiday collections.
The Colonial Christmas fun continues on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. so be sure to head up after you’re done shopping our final Yorktown Market Days of the season down at the waterfront. Admission to all sites is free during this annual celebration. Saturday will include Antique Ornament exhibits at York Hall and the Custom House, special exhibits at the Museum on Main, special decorations and tours of the Nelson House, interactive dancing and caroling, seasonal treats at Mobjack Bay Coffee, a Christmas art show at On the Hill Gallery, and wassailing with the Morris Dancers.
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