Village-made tinware

Open Wednesday - Sunday, November 3rd to December 30th; See below for details

Times: See below for details

wooden carved ornament of the Center Meetinghouse at the VillageOld Sturbridge Village is opening a Holiday Market and Café for the 2021 holiday season.

Come shop the Village’s unique selection of Christmas ornaments and décor, holiday gifts and treats, as well as Village made pottery, tin, and iron crafts. The café will feature hot and cold beverages and some sweet treats. Admission to the museum is not required. Please park in the main Visitor Center Parking Lot.

Holiday Market & Café Hours

Open Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from November 3rd to December 30th

Also open until 8:30 pm on evenings during Christmas By Candlelight, December 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 23, and 27-30.

The Holiday Market & Café will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving (November 25th) and December 24th-26th.

Hector Fox and the Giant Quest Book Signing

When: December 17th and 18th | 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: Lobby outside of the Holiday Market

Hector Fox cover Astrid Sheckels cannot remember a time when she was not telling or illustrating stories, especially ones involving imaginary animals. A native of western Massachusetts and growing up in an artistic family, Astrid spent her childhood playing outside, using her imagination, and drawing. Her Scandinavian roots are evident in her artwork, which she describes as a “mix of classic realism and whimsy.” She studied Fine Art at Greenfield Community College and works as a full-time artist. She is a member of the Western Massachusetts Illustrators Guild and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Astrid is the author/illustrator of “Hector Fox and the Giant Quest”, the first book in the whimsical Hector Fox series. Her debut as an author/illustrator is the award-winning “Nic and Nellie” (2013). As an illustrator, her other award-winning Islandport Press titles are “The Scallop Christmas” (Freeburg, 2009) and “The Fish House Door” (Baldwin, 2010).

Her newest book, Hector Fox and the Giant Quest has been a sell-out here at OSV.