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December 4, 2020

The Holidays Come to Historic Yorktown this Weekend; Military Discounts at Several Local Businesses; Winter Youth Basketball Registration; & More

The Holidays Come to Historic Yorktown this Weekend

  • Whether you're searching for a holiday gift for family and friends or as a treat to yourself—you’re sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main Street! Close to 60 vendors will spread out up and down Main Street, in a socially distanced set-up - selling everything from local art like paintings, jewelry, and photography to breads, sweets, and other goodies. Get your greenery and Christmas wreaths too! Be sure to bring your appetites in addition to those shopping lists. Food trucks will be set up on Church Street selling lunch, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages.  Musical entertainment and caroling add to the festive atmosphere!  The Market is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 6.

Market on Main We are taking important precautions to keep our customers and vendors safe amidst COVID-19 concerns, including required spacing between booths and a setup to avoid congestion in typically high-traffic areas. Shoppers are asked to follow the signs and designated arrows on site to keep folks moving in the same direction. If the event reaches capacity, an entry line will form on Ballard Street.  All vendors and staff are required to wear face coverings when interacting with customers who are less than 6 feet away. Hand sanitizer stations will be set up as you enter, as well as signs stating that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted to shop at the market.

  • Additional events in Yorktown this weekend include:  Viking Yuletide at the Watermen’s Museum – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.; Cookies with Santa at the Gallery at York Hall, 301 Main St. – Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.  Details available on the Visit Yorktown website

Military Discounts Available at Several Local Businesses

  • The Office of Economic Development has compiled a list of York County businesses that offer military discounts. Retail, Health/Fitness/Beauty, Food/Beverages, Accommodations, Business/Services, and Leisure/Travel are all included on the list, complete with business name and website address. Best of all, the business links are active so that you can easily visit their websites.  You can find the listing and more business information on the Economic Development website. 

Winter Youth Basketball League Now Taking Registrations

  • York County Parks & Recreation’s youth basketball program is accepting registrations now through December 14. The program is being developed under current state guidelines for safety and space needs. Practices are scheduled to begin in January. To help prepare for this fun, skill-building program, we ask that registrations be completed now although no fees are due at this time.  Payments will be due in the first week of practice in January. This program is for children ages 7 to 18.  For more information or to register, visit the Parks & Recreation website.


Waste Management Center Announces January 1 Fee Increase for Contractors/Non-Subscribers

  • Beginning January 1, 2021, the tipping fee for Contractors, residents from other localities and County residents who do not subscribe to the County’s curbside collection program who bring waste to York County’s Transfer Station will increase to $57.83 per ton (prorated by weight with a minimum fee of $7 for the first 260 pounds for York County and Poquoson residents only).  This is an increase from the current rate of $56.23.  County residents who subscribe to the curbside garbage collection program will still be able to bring additional garbage to the Waste Management facility for no additional charge. 

National Park Service Announces Shoreline Protection & Enhancement Project

  • Last month, the National Park Service at Colonial National Historical Park began a shoreline protection and enhancement project along the western shore of the York River, near Indian Field Creek and Felgates Creek, which will restrict fishing and other access along the shoreline in portions of the project area until March 1, 2021.  Certain Parkway pullouts will be partially utilized by the contractor, which will reduce parking availability at these sites.  Information about the Colonial National Historical Park is available on the website.

East Side of Indian Field Creek
COX Music Choice - Holiday

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