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Mystic Seaport Museum's Lantern Light Village

Mystic Seaport Museum’s Lantern Light Village

December 08, 2023 - December 23, 2023

The annual Mystic Seaport Museum Lantern Light Village will be held on December 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2023 from 5 to 8 pm each day

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!

Mystic Seaport Museum's Lantern Light Village

Experience an original theatrical event, “Holiday Heirlooms,” by traveling through the generations of one 19th-century family’s Christmas traditions- old and new. See how Christmas and the traditions surrounding it have changed over time, and how the Christmas we know today has transformed. As you explore our historic village, you will partake in a 19th-century dance, hear songs of Christmases past, and share a family’s Christmas holiday.

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!

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December 8, 2023
December 23, 2023
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75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355
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