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Old Sturbridge Village, Christmas by Candlelight

November 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

LAST WEEKEND! Dec 20-23. The cherished tradition of holiday festivities at Old Sturbridge Village returns once again this weekends in December!

Enjoy an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live music performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, visits with Santa, a roaring bonfire, a nightly tree lighting ceremony, a gingerbread house contest, and strolls around the decorated Village Common.

Christmas by Candlelight attendees can also purchase sweets, warm drinks, and other snacks at designated locations in the Village. Offerings include hot apple cider with or without spiced rum, hot cocoa with or without peppermint schnapps, chocolate chip cookies, soft baked pretzels, and more.

December 20 – 23: Open for Christmas by Candlelight | 3:00 – 8:00 pm

December 24-26: CLOSED

December 27 – 30: Open for daytime visits | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

December 31 & January 1: CLOSED

January: Open Saturdays and Sundays only | 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Christmas by Candlelight at OSV

Cost: Full price is $28 for adults and $14 for youth ages 4-17 (children 3 and under are free).

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Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village

Plan Ahead: Make Reservations for Holiday Dining

Old Sturbridge Village offers two sit down dining experiences during Christmas by Candlelight, a Candlelight Buffet in the Bullard Tavern and a Holiday Buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern. A Brunch with Santa is also available on select Sundays in December. Reservations are required and space fills fast!

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November 30, 2018
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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(800) 733-1830