Christmas by Candlelight – Holiday Traditions Recreated
Experience old cherished traditions and create new ones as you celebrate the season during Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village! Learn about the origins of many now cherished holiday traditions. Watch as our Cabinetmaker crafts wooden toys and gifts, Watch a potter fashion holiday drinking vessels, see blacksmiths hard at work making iron tools to help with holiday cooking. At Salem Towne House, explore Christmas Traditions from the 1830s, 1850s, and 1870s, including the first known Christmas tree in New England. At the Printing Office, learn about the origin of Christmas cards. At Small House, discover the origin of Christmas stockings. At Richardson House, talk with a skilled sewist as they create warm quilted clothing. At Fitch House, celebrate the Christmas traditions, decorations, and baking of Puerto Rico and see a display of straw ornament designs from around the world.
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