Hey let's take a walk back in time to look at Christmas from a simpler time at Old Sturbridge Village. During December, on Friday and Saturdays the village transforms to Christmas lights and events. If you have not been, there is a fair amount of walking around this historic village, so I think it fits out group's charter.
Tickets are $22 pp for non-members, I recommend purchasing tickets via <a>Old Sturbridge Village</a> to avoid waiting in line, and arrive near opening so you can experience the transition from dusk to dark of night. Also, there’s so much to do and you’ll want to see it all.
Here's a review I found: OSV keeps you engaged through activities and demonstrations, and interactions with the costumed village folk at any time of year. The Christmas by Candlelight weekends are no different—just infused with an added glimpse into the history of today’s holiday traditions, and sprinkled with some pure Christmas spirit. Dramatic readings of classic Christmas tales hold the attention of young and old—nary an audience member was stirring on my visit, not even a mouse…(sorry, couldn’t resist).
There were candy samples, and gingerbread samples, and the craftsmen were working away in the Tin Shop and Printing Office. Victorian carolers filled the crisp air with song, a horse-drawn sleigh offered an alternative to travel by foot as it made its way around the common—and this year you’ll discover all this plus cider making, puppet and magic shows, music and dance, visits with Father Christmas, of course, and much more.
This is primarily an outside venue, so dress in layers and wear comfortable (and warm) walking shoes.