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November 2019

Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

November 29 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
in Williamsburg

This Thanksgiving holiday, explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, learn about typical soldiers' fare during the American Revolution, and trace the bounty of a Revolution-era farm from field to kitchen. The Jamestown Settlement Cafe will offer a…

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Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia

November 30 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
in Williamsburg

This Thanksgiving holiday, explore foodways of 17th- and 18th-century Virginia during “Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia,” a three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. At Jamestown Settlement, learn how food was gathered, preserved and prepared on land and at sea by Virginia's English colonists and Powhatan Indians. At the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, learn about typical soldiers' fare during the American Revolution, and trace the bounty of a Revolution-era farm from field to kitchen. The Jamestown Settlement Cafe will offer a…

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December 2019

Yorktown Christmas Tree Lighting

December 6 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
in Williamsburg

The holiday fun kicks off with Yorktown's annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This community tradition goes all the way back to 1945 and the York County Historical Committee works hard to keep this ritual going! The tree that is used today is a 20-foot artificial commercial "Giant Everest Fir" tree placed down in Riverwalk Landing. Everyone is invited to gather at the Yorktown Victory Monument by 6:30 p.m. for live music including a performance by the Fifes and Drums of…

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Christmas Market on Main

December 7 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
in Williamsburg

Whether you're searching for a holiday gift for family, friends, or as a treat to yourself-you're sure to find it at the Christmas Market on Main Street! This is one of the most anticipated Yorktown events every year. More than 50 vendors line the street selling everything from nautical paintings to roasted chestnuts to Christmas wreaths! The Town Crier will ring in the market at 10 a.m., followed by a performance from the Fifes and Drums of York Town to…

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Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade

December 7 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
in Williamsburg

If you're ready to get into the holiday spirit, you'll want to put this one on your calendar! Join the festivities at the Yorktown Waterfront. Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of Yorktown, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m. This annual event…

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