Christmas by Candlelight

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Join us for a special evening of cherished holiday traditions, live music, storytelling, festive decorations and food, and so much more!

Christmas by Candlelight highlights include:

Old Sturbridge Village's town common decorated for the holidays with twinkling lights, glowing candles, fresh evergreen garlands and wreaths, and a 40 foot Village Christmas tree

Holiday traditions explained and recreated including roasting chestnuts, yule logs, mistletoe, and more

Demonstrations of period holiday baking and cider mulling, as well as tin-making, pottery, and 19th-century printing

Strolling Victorian carolers

Sleigh rides (weather permitting)

Gingerbread House Contest

Display of the Little Town of Bethlehem nativity

Christmas carol sing-a-longs

Dance from Dicken's A Christmas Carol

Readings of classic Christmas stories

A roaring bonfire

And more!