Christmas by Candlelight

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 3:00pm to Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 8:00pm
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 23, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 30, 2017 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm

Due to the icy and hazardous driving conditions on December 23, 2017, the final night of Christmas by Candlelight has been POSTPONED to Saturday, December 30, 2017.

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, and an expanded train display. And do not miss the nightly tree lighting and the ever-popular gingerbread house contest! 

Christmas by Candlelight runs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings December 2-23, plus Thursday, December 21. Please note that this is the only Thursday for Christmas by Candlelight. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. 

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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

Click here to register for the 2017 contest 





Planning Ahead

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

Find more useful information for planning your visit.