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December 6, 2012

Candlelight Evening is a holiday tradition

Cooperstown Crier

---- — One of the region’s popular holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening, will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, at The Farmers’ Museum.

According to a media release from the museum, during Candlelight Evening, the landscape of the museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles. Visitors can ride through the museum’s grounds in wagons pulled by draft horses adorned with harness bells. Complimentary wassail, warmed in kettles over open fires, is served throughout the afternoon and evening.

An array of seasonal musical programs take place at the Cornwallville Church, featuring holiday music from centuries ago and also some recent favorites. Visitors can join in caroling in the midst of the candle-lit historic buildings.

There will a chance to visit with Saint Nicholas. Children can also take part in holiday arts and crafts activities, and riding the Empire State Carousel is a special delight in December, the release stated. 

Visitors can warm up with something hot from the food and drink offerings at the Crossroads Café next to old Bump Tavern.

Admission is $12 for adults; $10.50 for seniors; and $6 for children ages 7-12. Members and children younger than 6 years of age receive free admission. Visit for a complete schedule of the evening’s activities.

Candlelight Evening is sponsored in part by NBT Bank, Haggerty Ace Hardware, and Cathedral Candle Company.

Candlelight Evening visitors are encouraged to dress warmly and wear boots. Visit for updated parking and shuttle information or call 547-1450.