Phantoms by Firelight at OSV!

Phantoms by Firelight at OSV!

Phantoms by Firelight returns to Old Sturbridge Village for 12 nights this Fall! Ticket sales for the popular Halloween program started on Friday, August 25 with special early access and a discounted rate for Old Sturbridge Village and Coggeshall Farm Museum Members. Tickets go on sale on September 9th for the general public.

For more details on the event or to purchase tickets visit:

New 2023 featured performances

For 2023 there will be four completely new acts added to each nightly show. These include:

  • Hand balancing and Cyr wheel performances by circus artist Joel Herzfeld.
  • Kyle Breen will be spinning and dancing with fire.
  • Kayla Ernst-Alper will perform high above the crowds with mesmerizing aerial silks on a Lyra (aerial hoop).
  • Andre Sguerra will be entertaining crowds on stilts and the unicycle.
Returning acts from 2022
  • Classic ballet dancers turned circus performers, Richard Hankes and Ashlee Montague have performed in Cirque du Soleil’s Broadway Show Paramour among other accolades.
  • Bryce Crumlish will bring back an even spookier performance. Crumlish will be joined by Jade Genga. These two experienced Ringmasters will entertain visitors each step of the way throughout the evening performances.

Phantoms by Firelight: Clues & Candy; Credit Old Sturbridge Village

Phantoms by Firelight Acrobat Photo Credit John Collins

Fire Dancing
Credit: Old Sturbridge Village

At Phantoms by Firelight visitors can also:
  • Learn about the history of Halloween traditions, as well as coffin making, diseases and cures, funeral practices, and more.
  • Play classic outdoor games like cornhole or attempt stilt walking.
  • Listen to haunting ghost stories by the bonfire.
  • Meet author of A Guide to Haunted New England, Thomas D’Agostino on select nights.
  • Come dressed in costume and participate in the Village’s version of trick-or-treat, Clues & Candy.
  • Create photo opportunities and join a Spooky Selfie contest. See details below.
  • Enjoy a seasonal menu of hot and cold and savory and sweet items as well as on-theme adult and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Shop in Miner Grant and the Ox & Yoke Mercantile for all your seasonal and holiday home décor.
Phantoms by Firelight Schedule
  • Dates: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays October 6 through 29
  • Time: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Phantoms by Firelight Ticket Details
  • Ticket sales begin Friday, August 25 for Members only. This a fantastic time to become a member and save big while also getting other membership perks like 10% off on food, beverage, and retail items in our shops plus additional discounts for Christmas by Candlelight 2023. Learn more about all the membership benefits online at
  • General admission tickets go on sale beginning September 9, 2023.
Spooky Selfie Contest

Dress in your most creative costume and take part in our spooky selfie contest during Phantoms by Firelight! Take a photo of you and/or your child in costume at Old Sturbridge Village and post it on Facebook or Instagram with #OSVHalloween. The winner will win a 4-pack of tickets to our Christmas event in December! Learn more here.


Old Sturbridge Village Phantoms by Firelight 
1 Old Sturbridge Village Way
Sturbridge, MA

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