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Christmas by Candlelight at OSV

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. 

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  • Kris C

    Great night. Thanks Kathi!

    4 days ago

  • Carol S

    A wonderful evening! Thanks Kathi and Sharon.

    4 days ago

  • Mary L.

    Lots of fun! Thanks Kathi and Sharon for pulling this together.

    4 days ago

  • anne

    awesome meetup. thank you kathi and sharon for hosting.

    5 days ago

  • JanB9

    Sorry for cancelling last minute...a cough and just feeling lousy is lingering longer than I thought. Hope to attend a future event. Thank you

    6 days ago

  • Kathi

    I will send an email to participants later today. I didn't have carpool plans but others might.

    6 days ago

  • JanB9

    R there any carpooling plans or r we just meeting there. Where will we meet up?

    December 1

  • Judi B.

    That sounds like fun, but I already made a commitment for that day

    December 1

  • JanB9

    I can make 12/3 or 12/17. First time to Sturbridge village and first time with group

    November 29

    • Kathi

      Looks like 7 participants and good weather, will keep it this saturday

      November 29

  • Kris C

    > If you buy tickets by 11/30, non-members get a 15% > discount.
    Just FYI - the discount does not apply to Saturday tickets.

    November 28

    • Kathi

      Yes I discovered this as well sorry for misleading folks

      November 29

  • Kathi

    Heather we will meet and stay as a group. Glad you might be able to join us. The weather this weekend looks better than next and the closer to Christmas might be more crowded

    November 28

  • Heather

    Sounds like fun, but I already have plans with my church next Saturday!

    November 27

    • Kathi

      We could be open to changing to 12/10, will see what the response is for this Saturday.

      November 27

    • Heather

      I'm actually working on 12/10...I would be available 12/17 if that is an alternative.

      November 27

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