Roscoe Village to host Christmas Candlelightings

| December 4, 2014

COSHOCTON – Guests visiting Roscoe Village for the Christmas Candlelightings on Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, will have the opportunity to experience a truly old-fashioned Christmas. A variety of family fun activities will be offered throughout the day – Christmas crafts, horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, cookies and hot-mulled cider, strolling carolers, a Christmas tour through the living history buildings, luminaries, and a visit with Father Christmas. Activities may vary for each Christmas Candlelighting.

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. All other activities may require a fee to participate.

Roscoe Village will offer a self-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 from noon to 5:30 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 622-7644 ext. 12. 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.  The Roscoe Christmas tour will also be offered as a guided tour throughout the month of November and December at 1 p.m. daily.

For information on Christmas Candlelightings, call 622-7644 or 800-877-1830 or visit The village is located at 600 N. Whitewoman St.


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