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Roscoe Village to host Christmas Candlelighting

| December 16, 2015

COSHOCTON – The last candlelighting of the season will be Saturday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Stage in Roscoe Village. The honorary candlelighter will be Pooch Blackson and the story reader will be Charles Snyder. Christmas carols will be performed by the Coshocton Youth Chorale.

Guests visiting Roscoe Village for the Christmas Candlelightings will have the opportunity to experience a truly old-fashioned Christmas. A variety of family fun activities will be offered throughout the day including horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, cookies and hot-mulled cider, strolling carolers, hands-on crafts, A Roscoe Christmas tour, luminaries, a visit with Santa Claus and holiday shopping at The Famous Shops of Roscoe Village. Activities may vary for each Christmas Candlelighting. Some activities may require a fee to participate.

At candlelightings each year, visitors surround the stage in the center of the village to listen to the singing of carols, hear a Christmas story and witness the lighting of the 35-foot tree. They may also participate in the lighting of their candle. The Honorary Candlelighter lights his or her candle from the main candle on stage then passes the flame through the crowd as each guest joins in the singing of Silent Night until everyone′s candle is glowing. The candlelighting ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. and are free to the public. Parking is also free.

Roscoe Village will offer a guided Christmas tour during each Candlelighting. Christmas cards, toys, treats, visions of sugarplums and letter to Santa learn from costumed interpreters how these holiday traditions were practiced in the 1800s. The tour will be available at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Following the Christmas Candlelighting Ceremony is a special candlelit tour at 7 p.m. Reservations for the evening tour must be made in advance by calling the Roscoe Village Visitor Center at 740-622-7644 ext. 12. The Christmas tour will also be offered the first three Sundays in December at 1 p.m. Cost for the Christmas tour at any of the times listed is $9.95 for adults and $4.95 for students. Many have made this wonderful event a holiday tradition.

For more information on the Christmas Candlelightings, call 740-622-7644 or 800-877-1830 or visit www.roscoevillage.com. The Village is located at 600 North Whitewoman Street on State Routes 16 and 83 near the junction of US Route 36 in east-central Ohio.

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