December 3, 2019
The Historic Yorktown waterfront transforms into a Christmas wonderland for the final Market Days event of the year. During the extended hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, children of all ages are invited to participate in this FREE fun event.
Schedule of Events
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Shop the market for wreaths, greenery, and decorations; hot dogs and popcorn; Christmas gift baskets; gourmet dog treats; fresh breads; chowder and soups; baked goods; jams, jellies, and syrups; homemade soaps; and other Virginia produced and made products. More than a dozen local artists sell paintings, baskets, jewelry, stained glass, photography, painted gourds, and apparel made from alpaca fleece.
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kids are invited to the Freight Shed to learn how to make colonial
ornaments with the Watermen's Museum, to paint a special keepsake buoy ornament to take home (while supplies last) and for free face painting provided by Riverwalk Landing businesses and the market's children's activities sponsor, Parks Orthodontics.
10:30 a.m. - Learn how to make sugar plums during a chef cooking demonstration
with Carrot Tree Kitchens of Yorktown.
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. - Guests can enjoy a special outdoor holiday performance by Centerstage Academy.
1 p.m. - Everyone is invited to dress in their holiday best and gather in front of the Freight Shed to march in the Toyland Parade as it makes its way through Riverwalk Landing led by Santa and the Fifes and Drums of York Town. The parade steps off at 1:30. Immediately following the parade, children can board the Riverwalk Polar Express!
Free parking is available in several lots throughout Historic Yorktown, including three on Ballard Street at York Hall, the County Administration Building, and the York-Poquoson Courthouse. Spots fill up quickly in the two-level garage on Water Street., but it's a short walk from those other lots. The free Yorktown Trolley also runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day with a stop in front of the Courthouse.
Yorktown Market Days is always rain or shine. When it rains, the vendors and artists move into the lower level of the parking terrace. The extra activities, however, may be canceled due to inclement weather, and will not be rescheduled. Visitors are encouraged to follow Visit Yorktown's social media accounts for all event-related changes and announcements.
Yorktown Market Days Toyland Parade is presented by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association and York County. Special thanks to this year's Revolutionary Sponsors: Farm Bureau Insurance and Langley Federal Credit Union. The market is scheduled to return for the 2020 season on Saturday, April 11!
Additional Event Info:
- York County Tourism Development: (757) 890-3500
- Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Visit Yorktown
- #visityorktown and #york757
Additional photos available at https://bit.ly/35MzW1R.