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Lantern Light Village 2022
12/02/2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17
5 – 8 p.m.
Lantern Light Village is an outdoor, free-roaming experience designed to exemplify the differences between the modern and 19th century holiday seasons. Take a journey through time as you seamlessly transition between the holidays you experience today and the holidays of the past. Enjoy festive lighting displays, live music, horse and carriage rides, fire pits, a visit from St. Nicholas, and more including holiday themed stories, crafts, and games!
Premiering this year, Mystic Seaport Museum will be exploring the time-honored tradition of celebrating the holidays with ghost stories! Experience our original theatrical event “Yuletide Spirits” and learn how ghost stories like “A Christmas Carol” became a staple of winter festivities, and why they’re now just a spectre of the past. As you explore our historic village, you’ll enjoy classic carols, master a 19th century dance, and of course sip hot drinks while listening to chilling tales — but not too hot or too chilling for the whole family to enjoy!
Be sure to join us for Lantern Light Village “Yuletide Spirits” as we bring to life New England holiday seasons of old in what’s certain to become your next favorite holiday tradition!
Adult (Ages 13 and up) $29, Members $24
Youth (Ages 4-12) $24, Members $19
Ages 1-3 are free
Please note the following:
- Horse and carriage rides last between four and five minutes.
- This experience is almost entirely outdoors regardless of weather conditions. Dressing in clothes that will keep you warm and dry is a must!
- Some portions of our campus are lit only with kerosene lanterns to provide a 19th-century atmosphere. Bringing an additional personal light source (such as a flashlight or headlamp) is allowed if you feel you need one.
- No pets are allowed on grounds for this event due to the presence of horses. Service animals are permitted.
Mystic Seaport Museum thanks our community partner Power Posse Productions for their support of Lantern Light Village.