Annual Tree Lighting, Friday, December 2

Victory Monument & Yorktown Waterfront
Monument festivities begin at 6:30 pm
Tree lighting at 7:30 pm

Christmas Tree - RiverwalkOn the first Christmas event, Yorktown gave thee a Christmas tree lighting you must see.

Christmas officially begins in Historic Yorktown when the community gathers for the illumination of its 20-foot artificial “Giant Everest fir.” This tradition goes back to 1945, when Reverend Claud G. Barkley, pastor of Yorktown Baptist Church, and staff from the County Clerk’s office decorated a cedar tree at the corner of Main and Ballard Streets. The York County Historical Committee works hard to keep the ritual going!

Please gather at the Yorktown Victory Monument by 6:30 pm. Then follow the Fifes and Drums of York Town as they progress from the Monument to Riverwalk Landing, where the tree lighting ceremony will begin. 

Be sure to bring the kids to this event. Santa and Mrs. Claus will wait to greet nice little boys and girls to hear what’s on their holiday wish lists this year.