Bonfire, storytelling, sleigh rides and more at the “Christmas by Candlelight” at OSV!

Experience the history of Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village. The programs are designed with safety in mind – featuring a vast array of outdoor festivities. Relish old traditions and create new ones as the village highlights homemade Christmas decor.

  • See demonstrations of classic Christmas projects like knitting stockings, wreath making, and making natural ornaments.
  • Watch as they make a traditional Christmas meal, punch tin lanterns, ice skates or a sled, and other special projects.
  • Stroll the Common to the Countryside and enjoy festive, outdoor decorations, Christmas Tree Trail, and Christmas Wish Bridge. The Christmas Tree Trail features dozens of sparkling, decorated trees. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Common, the trail welcomes wanderers in to enjoy the sights, ending at the special Christmas Wish Bridge.
  • A horse-drawn carryall ride with warming up by the bonfires.

Click here for to learn more about all the special events on December 18-20!

2020 Event Dates & Times

Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 20. Wednesday December 23, and Sunday December 27- Wednesday December 30; 3 pm-8 pm

Tickets must be pre-purchased on their website. Get your tickets early, this is a sell out event!

  • Adults: $22
  • Youth ages 4 –12: $11
  • Children 3 and under: Free

Christmas by Candlelight Activities at Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge MA (508) 347-3362

5 Responses

    1. WCKC

      Hi Cindy, We do not have a daily listing of events for Christmas by Candlelight. However you should get one when you arrive. From what we hear, the events are similar each evening. Have fun!

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