Christmas by Candlelight

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 9:00pm
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 9:00pm
Friday, December 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 9:00pm

Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). 

Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common. Be sure to visit North Pole Village where families will find Santa and his whimsical elves, Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop, a magical talking Christmas tree, a kids’ holiday craft workshop, and an expanded G-scale train display. And do not miss the nightly tree lighting and the ever-popular gingerbread house contest! 

More information and tickets will be available at a later date. Stay tuned!

In order to focus on the evening holiday events, Old Sturbridge Village will be closed during the day from December 1-26, 2017. 

Please Note: There are no discounts for our Christmas by Candlelight evening program. Our Military discount is only offered for daytime admission.

Gingerbread House Contest

A Gingerbread HouseClick here to see the 2016 Gingerb read House Contest Winners





Planning Ahead

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges. Packages available for additional savings.

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