12th Annual Yorktown Christmas Market on Main
Dec 2, 2017
Yorktown’s Christmas Market on Main Street is the event shoppers look forward to all year. Vendors, artists, food trucks, strolling musicians, and antique cars line the street in Historic Yorktown on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also included are chestnuts roasting on an open fire, kids’ activities, and jolly greetings from Santa and Mrs. Claus! The reindeer may have to stay behind at the North Pole, but visiting Alpacas will be at the event.
The diverse selection of vendors offer a little bit of everything: paintings and prints; birdhouses and birdbaths; Bonsai trees; custom furniture; photography; pottery; sun catchers; vintage signs; wind chimes; wine accessories; painted glass; granite platters; gourmet dog treats; hand-made soaps and lotions; wreaths and greens; wooden toys; and Christmas ornaments.
Guests can choose from a variety of menu options from Historic Yorktown dining establishments like Water Street Grille, in addition to market vendors including Creekside Catering, Kathi’s Clam Chowder, Boyd’s Tasty Dogs, VA Blue Crab Co., Belmont Peanuts, Sinful Treats, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Other delicious goods for sale include: soups; crab cakes and lobster rolls; seasonings, blends, spices and dips; jams, jellies, and syrups; candy and confections; pies and brownies; kettle corn, peanuts and snack mixes; and a variety of kid-friendly options.
The Peninsula Model Train Club’s display will be open to visitors on the lower level of York Hall from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and York County Fire & Life Safety’s oldest fire truck, a 1955 Dodge, will be on display at the corner of Main and Nelson Streets for most of the day. Pending the weather, additional antique cars available for guests to admire will be parked along Main Street.
Historic buildings and museums, including the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, Yorktown Battlefield, the York County Historical Museum, Custom House, Watermen’s Museum, and Museum on Main are open and decorated for the holidays.
Entertainment & Demonstrations
10 a.m. Town Crier rings in the market. Performance by the Fifes & Drums of York Town. Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive on York County’s earliest original fire truck to greet the crowd! Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with kids up and down Main Street until 11 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dickens Trio, Strolling Instrumental Ensemble in period costume
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet folks at Riverwalk Landing
12:15 to 1:45 p.m. Santabones, Strolling Trombone Quartet
1 to 2 p.m. Santa & Mrs. Claus greet folks along Main Street
Shopping & Local Art at Gallery at York Hall
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Christmas in Yorktown Exhibit and Senior Center of York artwork on display.
10% off Mark Shields’ pewter Christmas ornaments
On the Hill Gallery
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10% off purchase
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10% off purchase
Black Dog Gallery
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday shell wreaths, pottery, and gifts for sale
Grace Church Parish Book & Gift Shop
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Holiday gifts and Advent calendars
Free transportation is available for the Christmas Market. The Yorktown Trolley runs its normal route stopping at several locations throughout town. Trolley hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors may park in any public parking area throughout historic Yorktown. Handicapped parking is located on the lower level of the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, the National Park Service Visitor Center, and in limited quantities at all other public parking areas. The trolley is handicap-accessible.
There are 4 big events going on this weekend including Tree Lighting, Christmas Market, Lighted Boat Parade and Cookies with Santa – learn about them all here
The Christmas market is co-sponsored by Village Events and York County.
Additional Event Info:
There are 4 big events this weekend including Christmas Market on Main Street, check out Cookies with Santa, Lighted Boat Parade and the Tree Lighting!
For this event and all their holiday events check out visityorktown.org
The free Christmas Market is co-sponsored by Village Events and York County.