Christmas by Candlelight

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 9:00pm
Friday, December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:00pm
Friday, December 16, 2016 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 9:00pm
Friday, December 23, 2016 -
3:00pm to 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). Meet and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!). This year, be on the look out for a new Santa's village! 

To learn more about Christmas by Candlelight and to purchase tickets, click here.

In order to focus on the evening holiday events, Old Sturbridge Village will be closed during the day from December 1-25, 2016. 

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

Holiday Dining

Old Sturbridge Village offers two formal dining experiences during Christmas by Candlelight: Holiday Bounty at the Bullard Tavern and a Holiday Buffet at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Reservations are required for these experiences. Christmas by Candlelight attendees can also purchase sweets, warm drinks and other snacks at designated locations in the Village. A Brunch with Santa is also available on select Sundays in November and December. Reservations are required. To learn more about holiday dining, click here.

Gingerbread House Contest

A Gingerbread HouseClick here to see the 2015 Gingerb read House Contest Winners

Click here to enter the 2016 Gingerbread House Contest



Planning Ahead

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

Have Brunch with Santa.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.