The Christmas By Candlelight Festival in Sturbridge MA

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Hey there, fellow Christmas enthusiasts! If you're on the lookout for a magical holiday experience that will transport you back in time, boy do I have a treat for you! Who's ready to jingle all the way to the Christmas by Candlelight Festival in Sturbridge, Massachusetts? Get ready for a yuletide extravaganza that will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come.

Picture this: Sturbridge, a charming New England town tucked away in Massachusetts, already boasts a quaint atmosphere. But during the holiday season, it becomes an absolute winter wonderland. The Christmas by Candlelight Festival kicks off right after Thanksgiving and runs on select evenings, sprinkling cheer and delight throughout December, culminating in a night of festive splendor.

So, what makes this festival a must-visit for all Christmas enthusiasts? The answer lies in its remarkable ability to transport you to an era when candlelight and carolers illuminated the streets, filling the air with the sweet melodies of the season. Brace yourself for an enchanting journey into the past!

As you wander through the streets of Sturbridge Village, a living-history museum set in the early 19th century, be prepared to be captivated by the sights, sounds, and smells of a bygone era. Over 50 antique buildings decked in their holiday finest create a breathtaking backdrop, while costumed interpreters bring history to life through lively stories, games, and seasonal celebrations.

The festival holds something special for everyone in the family. Kids can participate in old-fashioned crafts, listen wide-eyed as beloved holiday tales are spun, and make their way through a whimsical gingerbread village. Keep an eye out for Father Christmas, who is sure to delight the little ones with his cheerful presence!

Meanwhile, the adults can revel in the serenity and beauty of candlelit homes adorned with authentic period decorations. Stroll through the picturesque countryside on horse-drawn sleigh rides, surrounded by the crisp winter air and breathtaking landscapes. Don't forget your camera – you'll want to capture those “Hallmark movie" moments!

Now, let's not forget about the foodies amongst us – after all, what's a festival without some gastronomic delights? Fear not, for the Christmas by Candlelight Festival has got you covered. Warm your soul with a steaming cup of hot cocoa or spiced cider, sample freshly baked cookies, and indulge in the traditional holiday fare of the era. Pro tip: keep an eye out for the cinnamon-dusted donuts – they're worth every single calorie!

Besides being pure holiday magic, this festival also offers an educational aspect, making it a perfect opportunity for families and history buffs alike. As you explore the village, gain insights into the colonial way of life, witness blacksmithing demonstrations, and experience the ambiance of a traditional New England Christmas. It's a perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment.

So, folks, mark your calendars and start dreaming of a candlelit Christmas in Sturbridge! The Christmas by Candlelight Festival is an occasion not to be missed, offering an unparalleled experience that'll warm your heart during the frosty winter nights.

The Christmas by Candlelight Festival runs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 24th through December 30th. To order your tickets online, visit

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Comments (6)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

This sounds like a wonderful event Lew Corcoran . I hope that the people new to the community take note and attend.

Nov 30, 2023 08:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good information to share with area residents and visitors.

Enjoy the holiday activities.

Nov 30, 2023 09:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Lew... this is totally my kind of event! I've been a Christmas enthusiast my entire life.

Nov 30, 2023 10:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Lew,

I love this kind of an event and it sounds like the Candlelight Festival in Sturbridge, Massachusetts is definitely a yuletide extravaganza that will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come! 

Nov 30, 2023 05:14 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That would be an exceptional time walking by candlelight with some snow through Sturbridge Village

Nov 30, 2023 05:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lew, cannot understand how some can live without snow for Christmas, it just makes it magical!

Dec 02, 2023 11:04 AM
Lew Corcoran

Snow and Christmas go hand-in-hand.

Dec 07, 2023 12:22 PM