December is a special time at Old Sturbridge Village. On select weekend evenings, the Village is transformed into a charmingly decorated scene with cherished traditions (like nightly tree lighting ceremonies, gingerbread, classic stories, and more), live carolers, festive foods, and so much more. Christmas by Candlelight runs November 30 and December 1 – 2, 7 – 9, 14 – 16, 20 – 23. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

Images from Christmas by Candlelight

Holiday Dining Options

Old Sturbridge Village offers two sit down dining experiences during Christmas by Candlelight, a Candlelight Buffet in the Bullard Tavern and a Holiday Buffet in the Oliver Wight Garden View Room. Reservations are required; click the links below for more information.

A Brunch with Santa is also available on select Sundays in December. Reservations are required; click the link below for more information.

Christmas by Candlelight attendees can also purchase sweets, warm drinks, and other snacks at designated locations in the Village. Offerings include hot apple cider with or without spiced rum, hot cocoa with or without peppermint schnapps, chocolate chip cookies, soft baked pretzels, and more.

The Bullard Tavern in Wintertime

Bullard Tavern Candlelight Buffet

Enjoy a special holiday meal in the Bullard Tavern

Holiday Buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern Garden View Room

Enjoy a festive holiday buffet in the Oliver Wight Tavern Garden View Room
A young girl visits with Santa

Sunday Brunch with Santa

Enjoy a delicious brunch and meet Santa!