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Tree Lighting Kicks Off Holiday Season In York County

YORK-York County’s holiday season celebrations include a variety of activities and programming, starting with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 3.

The tree lighting event will be held at Victory Monument near the Yorktown Waterfront beginning at 6:30pm. The event will feature live music including a performance by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown followed by the lighting of the Christmas tree at 7:30pm.

Other holiday events in Yorktown include the Christmas Market on Main Street, which will be held on Saturday, December 4 from 10am to 3pm and Sunday, December 5 from 11am to 3pm. More than 100 vendors will be a part of the market selling handmade products as well as Christmas ornaments and wreaths. The market will also feature Santa Claus, strolling musical entertainment, and an ice carver set up in front of York Hall on December 5.

Yorktown’s popular Lighted Boat Parade is also back this year on Saturday December 4, with pre-parade festivities beginning at 6pm followed by the boat parade at 7pm. The parade is sponsored by the Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade Committee.

At the Gallery at York Hall, families can enjoy Cookies with Santa during an event on Sunday, December 5 from 1pm to 4pm.

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