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Candlelighting ceremonies returning to Roscoe Village

| November 30, 2021


There are a few loose ends to tie up for the Roscoe Village annual candlelighting ceremony but everyone in the village is excited the event is back.

“We had a virtual ceremony last year and not everything is finalized for this year, but we are excited to be here in person. We have had excitement from returning guests, as well,” said Director Clarrisa Roof. “For many people it is a family tradition to come to the candlelighting.”

The ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4th and Saturday, Dec. 11. In the afternoon Santa will be at the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum. Visitors can enjoy complimentary hot-mulled cider, cookies and roasted chestnuts along with strolling Christmas Carolers. Shop keepers and staff in the Hay Building will be in costume. There will be craft vendors in the Hay Building for some unique Christmas gifts on Dec. 11 only. Hands on Christmas crafts for children will be offered both Saturdays for an opportunity to make a Christmas themed tin punch craft, Victorian card making and candle dipping.

The regular living history tours remain during the day and in the evening there will be a Christmas themed guided tour beginning at 7 p.m. Shops and restaurants will be staying open later and Boy Scout Troop 403 will have popcorn.

At 6 p.m. Roscoe Village begins celebrating the holiday season at the main stage with the Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony. The ceremony this year will be honoring teachers. “Stories will be aimed toward that and our honorary candle lighter and one of the story tellers are local teachers,” Roof said. “Things are still in the works, and everything is not confirmed yet, but this is where we are at. It is a great time to experience the village holiday tradition of the Christmas tree lighting and the joy of an old fashion tradition.”

Admission and parking are free. Tickets for tours and children’s crafts are available online at roscoevillage.com.

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