Experience A Historic Christmas By Candlelight At Old Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge, Massachusetts was first settled in 1729. Although more than 100 years younger than New England’s oldest settlements, the town has become synonymous with the early colonies.

This is all thanks to the 200 acre living museum that is Old Sturbridge Village. It includes 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm that recreate life in New England during the 1790s through the 1830s.

Hard and soft gingerbread has been baked in Europe and the United States for centuries. The town of Nuremberg in Germany…

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Although quaint and fun all year round, the holidays are definitely the most popular time to visit. Throughout the month of December, the village transforms into a winter wonderland with the Christmas by Candlelight celebration.

What’s your favorite holiday tradition?

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Traditional holiday events include live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, bonfires, and candlelit strolls through the decorated Village Common.

Christmas by Candlelight continues this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! The weather may be on the chilly side, but you can always warm yourself by the bonfire on the Common! www.osvchristmas.org

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As per the OSV website:

Christmas by Candlelight runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from December 2-23, plus Thursday, December 21.

Christmas at Old Sturbridge Village, beautiful night

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The park is closed during the day on these dates in order to accomodate the work that goes into the evening festivities.

The second weekend of Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village starts TONIGHT! Enjoy the sights, smells, and…

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Although not historically accurate, no Christmas village would be complete without Santa and his doting wife! The North Pole Village features a magical talking Christmas tree, visits with Santa and his elves, Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop, and an expanded train display.

Today is the last day to take advantage of the early bird discounts on Friday or Sunday Christmas by Candlelight tickets…

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There are also nightly tree lightings…

New to Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village this year is the 52-foot white fir near the Center Meetinghouse. We had a chance to see it lit last evening, and it is a beauty!

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and the ever-popular annual gingerbread house contest!

It’s Gingerbread House Day! Be sure to check out all of the great entries to this year’s Gingerbread Contest at Old…

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Driving in from out-of-state? Take advantage of the conveniently located Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges. They are currently offering a special Christmas by Candlelight package which includes one night’s lodging for two adults, as well as Christmas by Candlelight admission.

There are some spectacular deals this winter at the Old Sturbridge Inn & Reeder Family Lodges! Check out the ever…

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Package prices for two for Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights start at $141 and Saturday nights start at $155.  Final room rate depends on room type booked. OSV members receive a discount.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.osvchristmas.org.

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