Christmas by Candlelight

@BelleStarr (37119)
Portland, Connecticut
December 19, 2015 8:16am CST
Yesterday we visited OSV (Old Sturbridge Village) . Our dinner reservations were for 4:15 p.m. so we got there early enough to poke around the store and walk up to the village green and take a horse drawn carriage ride. Dinner was delicious and afterwards we walked around the village visiting the houses and taking part in all the activities that were offered. We drank hot mulled cider, made a delicious smelling sachet and met Father Christmas. It got quite cold so it felt very seasonal and we enjoyed the carols being sung and the learning to dance the Sir Roger de Coverley in the Parsonage Barn.
20 people like this
18 responses
@jaboUK (53398)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 15
I'm glad that you had a lovely day. Is it an Olde Worlde Village? I remember doing that dance but we spelt it 'Sir Roger de Coverley'.
3 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
oops you are right, I just heard them say it so I got it wrong. I have corrected it. IN the village the year is 1839 I believe.
2 people like this
@jaboUK (53398)
• United Kingdom
19 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Hope you didn't mind me saying?.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
@jaboUK Of course not I am glad you did. lol I am not one of those who gets offended by being told I made a mistake, I would rather know and correct it.
2 people like this
@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Dec 15
That sounds like so much fun. Glad you enjoyed it.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
It was so much fun, I look forward to doing it again next year.
2 people like this
@fishtiger58 (30369)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Dec 15
@BelleStarr I am going to have to try and find something similar to that in my area for next Christmas.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 I write a local blog and it made me really search and I found so many things I had never heard of before. I had been to OSv many times in the past but never at Xmas time.
2 people like this
• United States
19 Dec 15
Sounds like a perfect Christmas celebration especially with the carriage ride
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
The food was fabulous too and the hot mulled cider. It was a perfect evening.
2 people like this
• United States
19 Dec 15
@BelleStarr I've never had hot mulled cider. Is it similar to apple cider but hot?
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Dec 15
@Marilynda1225 It is apple cider served warm with spices (cinnamon, closes, nutmeg and allspice) in it, it is sweet and so tasty. Plus it was so cold so we warmed up.
@softbabe44 (5906)
• Vancouver, Washington
20 Dec 15
It really sounds like a wonderful day you had.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Dec 15
Thank you it was, as my daughter said, we will have these memories for years to come and that is what Christmas is all about.
2 people like this
• Vancouver, Washington
20 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Great memories at that.
1 person likes this
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 15
The Sir Roger de Coverley is an English dance, but it dates back even before my time.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
Surely you jest!! I thought you were a really old curmudeon!! lol It is even older than me.
2 people like this
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 15
@BelleStarr Okay, I was very young when it first became popular.
1 person likes this
@just4him (110360)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Dec 15
Sounds like you had a good time. Great memories.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Dec 15
I went out with my daughter again today and it is all we talked about. Such a great time.
2 people like this
@andriaperry (46663)
• United States
20 Dec 15
That sounds like a wonderful day, I want to be you :)
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Dec 15
I just made a real effort this year to do some of the amazing seasonal things that are offered nearby. It helps to make the season seem like to lasts longers.
1 person likes this
@MALUSE (38121)
• Germany
19 Dec 15
I tried hot mulled cider once. I found it so vile that I hid my glass at the back of the stall where no one could see me.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
Wow I love it, I can't imagine what is not to like it is just sweet apple cider with mulling spices.
1 person likes this
@PainsOnSlate (20091)
• Canada
19 Dec 15
I would love to see that at Christmas and at night. it looks beautiful!
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
They did such a nice job with the program, I plan to do it again next year.
2 people like this
@Juliaacv (29050)
• Canada
19 Dec 15
That sounds like such a nice day, like stepping back in time. I'm sure that if you were not in the Christmas mood before you are by now!
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
t really did give me a boost in my Christmas spirit.
3 people like this
@sueznewz2 (9736)
• Alicante, Spain
19 Dec 15
that sounds like a lovely christmassy day out... nice photo..thanks for sharing it ...the lights look pretty...
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
It was a lovely day and we are still talking about it today so you now we had a great time. The men folk want to go next year.
2 people like this
@LadyDuck (147987)
• Switzerland
19 Dec 15
This place looks beautiful, a little cold would be appreciated here too, to feel better the Christmas atmosphere.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
It was in the low 40s so pretty chilly with a breeze. It was the perfect weather for a Christmas activity.
2 people like this
@scheng1 (24809)
• Singapore
19 Dec 15
I thought that you are going to light up your house with candles. I think that will heat up the house a bit. i personally do not like candle-light dinner. I prefer to eat in full light, so that I can see if the vegetables or the fish color is right.
2 people like this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
19 Dec 15
It wasn't the dinner that was candlelight it was the entire village lol Wee could see our food quite well and it was very delicious.
1 person likes this
@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
21 Dec 15
It sounds like a fun day. I love things like that around the holiday that really get you in the Christmas spirit.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Dec 15
It did get us back in the spirit I have to say.
1 person likes this
@simone10 (21670)
• Louisville, Kentucky
26 Dec 15
@BelleStarr It took me a while this year to get in the spirit. But, once I went to see my grandbabies this past weekend, I was back in the spirit again.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Dec 15
@simone10 There is nothing like the kids to remind of of the magic is there.
1 person likes this
@ricki_911 (19051)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Dec 15
Sounds like a very fun and eventful night!
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Dec 15
And lets not forget delicious!! lol the leg of lamb was sooo good.
@marijuana (577)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
20 Dec 15
It sounds very classic :) Surely you had a wonderful time.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Dec 15
We certainly made some memories that we will cherish.
@Raine38 (9027)
• United States
20 Dec 15
Awww, sounds like you had a wonderful and romantic time! I don't know but something about candle-lit dinner and hot cider spells love for me. I was hoping that me and the boyfriend will be able to pull something like that during the holidays. He has the time off until next year after the new year's, but I have to work on some days in between the holidays. It will be tricky to juggle the parties we already said yes to and at the same time have some quality time. But with that, I am still excited with the holidays.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Dec 15
Well I do plan to do it with my husband next year, yes it could be a very romantic evening.
@jstory07 (65374)
• Roseburg, Oregon
20 Dec 15
What a very fun day you had.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (37119)
• Portland, Connecticut
20 Dec 15
Thank you yes I did, it was a blast.