If you have never visited Old Sturbridge Village at Christmastime you are missing something quite wonderful. The village is decked out with lights and greenery and there are plenty of activities for people of all ages.
We purchased tickets for Christmas by Candlelight on the OSV website. You choose between tickets for Friday and Sunday or for Saturday night. You also have the option of dining at the village.
We made reservations for the buffet upstairs at the Bullard Tavern. They offered 3 seatings.It included a salad and wonder bread basket, a carving station and plenty of veggie choices. This was followed by dessert and coffee. The quality of the food was excellent. You can also chose to dine at the cafeteria on the lower level at Bullard Tavern.
You will receive a program guide and map for Christmas by Candlelight. Docents are located in the buildings and there are lots of things to do and see. You can learn how to dance the only dance mentioned in The Christmas Carol at the Parsonage Barn or listen to singer and dancers at The Meeting House. The tinsmith will let children make an icicle. For adults you can make a sachet that smells delicious and try your hand at some of the toys of yesteryear.
A horse drawn wagon is available for rides and hot mulled cider was offered to take the chill off at one of the house.
We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend it for anyone who needs to get into the Christmas spirit. I left humming and even singing Christmas Carols, it was infectious.