december, 2017

2dec - 3All DayChristmas by Candlelight - Old Sturbridge Village(All Day) Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA 01566Event Type:Family,Featured Event,Holiday event,Museums

Event Details

Christmas by Candlelight – Old Sturbridge Village | December 2-3, 8-10, 15-17, 21-23 | 3- 8 pm each day

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. At North Pole Village, families will find Santa and his whimsical elves, Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop, a magical talking Christmas tree, and an expanded train display, including some of the trains from the movie ​Joy. And do not miss the nightly tree lighting and the ever-popular gingerbread house contest!

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
  • Located at Gallery Row is the North Pole Village for families and kids to explore and enjoy including Santa Claus and Tinsel, the Village’s talking 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
  • Puppet Shows and Magic Shows with Bob Olson
  • Christmas carol sing-a-longs
  • Dance from Dicken’s A Christmas Carol
  • Readings of The Night Before Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerHow the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Visit from Saint Nicholas
  • Readings of “The Nativity Gospel of Saint Luke” and “The Nativity Gospel of Saint Matthew”

$28 Adult
$14 Youth ages 4-17
Free for Children 3 and under

​Tickets purchased between October 3 and November 30 will receive a discount for Thursday/Friday/Sunday admission —Old Sturbridge Village Members receive 50% off and Non-Members receive 25% off—No Discount on Saturday nights. To learn more about Old Sturbridge Village Membership, click here.

Christmas by Candlelight Website

Our Museum

Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. You are invited into more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Visitors can meet heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff.

OSV | 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566

View Seasonal Schedule, Admission Fees and Buy Tickets Here


december 2 (Saturday) - 3 (Sunday)


Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road Sturbridge, MA 01566