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Christmas by Candlelight

December 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2020

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2020

December 18-20, 23 & 27-30, 2020

Times: 3:00 – 8:00 pm; The Village will open for Christmas by Candlelight at 1:00 pm on select nights (see details below); Guests must purchase tickets for specific arrival times – see below for details.

Cost: Tickets are now on sale to the public at the rate of $22 for Adults and $11 for Youth (Ages 4-17; Children under 4 are admitted for free); Members had early access and a discount prior to November 17, 2020.


Come experience the history of Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village. Our programs are designed with your safety in mind – featuring a vast array of outdoor festivities. Relish old traditions and create new ones as we highlight homemade Christmas decor. See demonstrations of classic Christmas projects like knitting stockings, wreath making, and making natural ornaments. Watch as we make a traditional Christmas meal, punch tin lanterns, make ice skates or a sled, and other special projects. You’ll enjoy strolling from the Common to the Countryside as you enjoy our festive, outdoor decorations, Christmas Tree Trail, and Christmas Wish Bridge. And Christmas by Candlelight wouldn’t be complete without a horse-drawn carryall ride and warming up by the bonfires. We hope your family will join ours, as we celebrate a very special Christmas.

The program will be pretty much the same on all dates, but we also have a couple of special date-specific things happening:

  • On December 4-6, we welcome members to partake in our annual Members’ Shopping Nights. Learn more here.
  • On the weekend of December 18-20, we will be firing our 24-foot kiln for the second time this year!
    (We plan to begin firing our pottery kiln in the early afternoon of Friday, 12/18. It is very difficult to predict exactly how long the firing will take as it can range from 30-50 hours. Those looking to buy tickets that would give them the best chance of viewing the kiln while it is being fired should plan to do so for Friday, 12/18 or Saturday, 12/19.)

Before purchasing your tickets and coming to Christmas by Candlelight, please review our safety and ticketing policies below!


Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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