Join us for one of the region’s best

loved holiday
Candlelight Evening
, to be held Saturday, December 12, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at
The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York.
Music and live performances bring Candlelight Evening to life. “A Living Nativity” is presented
by members of the con
gregation of Christ Episcopal Church. Holiday favorites are played by
local school bands. Mingle and get great selfies with characters from the museum’s upcoming
production of
A Christmas Carol
and much more.
Best of all, visitors can join in singing with
150 carolers in the midst of our candle

lit historic buildings!
Real jingle bells add to magic of the evening. Horses dressed in harness bells pull wagons
carrying visitors through the museum’s snowy grounds. The landscape of the museum is
adorned in
greenery and aglow with hundreds of candle luminaries. Gather around a bonfire on
the tavern green. Partake of complimentary wassail, made with local cider, warming in kettles
over open fires and served throughout the event.
Candlelight Evening will be un
forgettable for kids too! Saint Nicholas tells stories in the Filer’s
Corners Schoolhouse.
Free rides on the Empire State Carousel are provided to all visitors,
courtesy of Matthew Sohns and family.
Warm up with delicious food, hot cocoa and a variety of
drinks at two locations. The Louis C.
Jones Center will have pulled pork, chicken and biscuits, jumbo cookies and gingerbread, or visit
The Crossroads Café for chili, hot soup, and jumbo cookies!
A visit to the Museum this holiday season is not complete wi
thout a stop at The Farmers’
Museum Store and Todd’s General Store, where a large selection of products made in New York
State are available

as well as toys, books, jewelry and other unique items.
Candlelight Evening is sponsored in part by Community Ban
k, Haggerty Ace Hardware,
Cathedral Candle Company, and Dyn’s Cider Mill. Free carousel rides sponsored by Matthew
Sohns and Family.
Candlelight Evening is also made possible with public funds from the New
York State Council on the Arts with the support o
f Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York
State Legislature.