Monday, November 28, 2011

News from York County

Market Days to conclude season with Holiday Market on Dec. 10
November 28, 2011
Yorktown Market Dayswill conclude its fifth season at Riverwalk Landing on Saturday, Dec. 10, with the Holiday Market scheduled to run from 8 a.m. until noon. 
Located on the banks of the York River between Buckner and Ballard Streets, the Holiday Market will feature an assortment of items for your shopping pleasure: local produce, fresh meat and seafood, fine sweets and baked goods including an assortment of cakes, breads, brownies, and cookies; homemade relish, specialty cut flowers, holiday wreaths and garland; pines, flowering bulbs, dried flowers and arrangements; handmade soaps, candles, and lotions; homemade peanut brittle, seasonal music, and quality art. Approximately 40 market vendors are scheduled for the holiday market.
Entertainment scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10, will be a combination of seasonal Christmas music tunes and favorites.
The market also will feature over a dozen local artists who make jewelry, dog coats and beds, photography, stained glass, fabric art, acrylic paintings and collages, and wooden toys. For additional artist information, please email Susan Powell at
Free parkingis available in several public parking areas throughout Historic Yorktown including the Riverwalk Landing parking terrace, York Hall, the County Administration Center and the York-Poquoson Courthouse Complex. 
Limited space is still available if you would like to become a Yorktown Market Days vendor. Vendor information is available at or contact Don Willis, Market Manager at 877-2933 or for more information. 
No rain dates are scheduled for the Market Days. In the event of adverse weather conditions, please call the event weather hotline at 890-3520 for the most current information. For directions to Yorktown and a more detailed schedule of events, call 890-3500 or visit
Yorktown Market Days is presented by the Riverwalk Landing Business Association and York County. Special thanks to the market founding sponsor 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and additional market sponsors Saude Creek Vineyards and Farm Bureau Insurance for their continued support. The market is slated to return for the next season in May 2012. Please refer to for a schedule.
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Toyland Parade to be held after Holiday Market on Dec. 10
November 28, 2011
York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association will present a day of fun activities and holiday cheer during the fourth annual "Toyland Parade," scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1-3 p.m. at Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown.
The highlight of the event will feature a holiday parade throughout Riverwalk Landing at 1:30 p.m., led by Santa and Mrs. Claus and The Fifes and Drums of York Town. 
Children of all ages, adults and families are encouraged to take part in this festive holiday march. Participants are encouraged to decorate a stroller or wagon, dress in holiday-themed apparel, and put your seasonal spirit on display for everyone to see. Dogs that are dressed in holiday attire are welcome in the parade as well. The parade will form and begin on the grass area in front of the Riverwalk Landing fountain, just in front of the Stars and Stripes Forever shop.
Kids and families can enjoy the following activities throughout the day:
Starting at 1 p.m:
·         Warm cider and hot chocolate
·         Listen to festive Holiday music
·         Children's games – "Tip the Frosty" and "Ring the Candy Cane"
·         Children's Holiday Arts and Crafts booth  
·         Visit with Mrs. Claus and Santa's Helpers 
1:30 p.m: Toyland Parade throughout Riverwalk Landing
Immediately Following the Parade (Approximately 2 p.m.):
·         Children's games continue
·         Children's Holiday Arts and Crafts booth continue
·         Warm cider and hot chocolate
·         Mrs. Claus Storytelling Show (every 15-20 minutes)
·         Visit Santa Claus
·         Ride the "Riverwalk Landing Polar Express" Train
·         Mingle with Santa Claus and Santa's Helpers
For more information on this event please call York County Parks and Recreation at (757) 890-3500 or visit In the event of inclement weather please call the event weather hotline at (757) 890-3520. Jointly sponsored by York County and the Riverwalk Landing Business Association.
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