Cooking by candlelight

See upcoming dates below

Times: 5:00 pm to approximately 9:00 or 10:00 pm

Cost: $125 per person ($95 for Old Sturbridge Village Members)

The program takes place in the Parsonage. Participants will meet in the main Visitor Center

Enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced cider over the hearth before sitting down to enjoy the delicious results, all by candlelight.

Each evening is limited to 14 adults ages 18 and older. Families with children (ages 8 and up) can participate in a similar program called Families Cook. Learn more here.

2018/2019 Menu:

(Subject to change)

Pounded Cheese on Common Crackers
Mulled Cider
Gourd Soup
Hot Slaw
Roasted Carrots
Potatoes Escalloped
Roasted Stuffed Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Scots Collops
Pear Pie with Custard
Buttered Biscuits


Click your desired date to register. In order for our staff to prepare and have all the necessary ingredients, registration closes at 8:00 am the Wednesday before a given date.

January 5, 2019

January 12, 2019 LIMITED SPACE

January 19, 2019

January 26, 2019 LIMITED SPACE

February 2, 2019 SOLD OUT

February 9, 2019

February 16, 2019

February 23, 2019

March 2, 2019

March 9, 2019

March 16, 2019

March 23, 2019

March 30, 2019