Thursday, February 29, 2024

Return to the Days of Yore with Yorktown’s Two-Day Christmas Market

YORKTOWN — Yorktown’s Christmas Market on Main Street returns for a two-day event this weekend.

Vendors, artists, food trucks, strolling musicians, and antique cars will line the street in Historic Yorktown from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3.

The event promises chestnuts roasting on an open fire, free kids’ activities, a performance by the Fifes and Drums of York Town, and even a visit from Santa himself. Close to 100 vendors are expected to line the street selling everything from paintings and candles to Christmas ornaments and merry mosaics, according to York County.

The Town Crier will “ring in” the market at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town. Strolling musical entertainment will be featured on both days, the county said, adding an ice carving demonstration will take place in front of York Hall on Sunday.

A variety of menu options from Historic Yorktown dining establishments and other food vendors will be available, including clam chowder, lobster rolls, tacos, hot dogs, BBQ, cotton candy, kettle corn, hot beverages and baked goods.

The Peninsula Model Train Club will have a display in the lower level of York Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, and York County Fire & Life Safety will have the department’s oldest fire truck, a 1955 Dodge, parked at the corner of Main and Nelson streets.

Santa will be located by the fire truck on Saturday, and on Sunday he’ll be hosting Cookies with Santa in York Hall from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the county said.

Watermen’s Museum will host a Viking Yuletide Celebration, taking guests through
the ancient Norse influences on modern Christmas culture through demonstrations, games,
and a proper Victorian display.

The Yorktown Trolley will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing complimentary
transportation throughout town. Event details, including demonstrations, locations and times, can be found here.

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