WILLIAMSBURG-Yankee Candle Village in Williamsburg will close this spring after 15 years in business.
Yankee Candle’s flagship store announced on March 19 that it will close permanently in mid-April.
Yankee Candle Village first opened on Richmond Road in Williamsburg in 2005 and has been a popular attraction for locals and tourists alike. In addition to selling candles, the store was an experience for families replete with a Christmas village where kids can visit with Santa Claus year-round and watch fake snow falling every few minutes as well as a town square with singing mice that sprang from a clock tower. The store sold sweet treats including ice cream, fudge, and popcorn and also had a home décor store and a general store.
More than 50 employees will be affected by the closure and the store ensured that they will be provided with assistance during the transition.
Yankee Candle Village responded to fan reaction to the news on social media with a statement that despite the closure the company will continue to be an active member of the community. The post also encouraged customers to visit the company’s other Peninsula location within Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News.