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Try Halloween at St-St-Sturbridge Village with Phantoms by Firelight

Sturbridge Village hosts its popular Halloween program for 12 nights this fall and it’s bigger than ever. You’re invited to step into the fire lit shadows of history and uncover its eerie tales. Learn about the history of Halloween traditions, play games, find treats and listen to ghost stories by the bonfire. Plus, be entertained by the spectacle of mesmerizing performances including fire breathing and flame spinning. Watch acrobats fly high over the Village with their vampire-like ways. From specters to secrets, explore history’s haunted mysteries.
Don’t miss this Halloween spectacular that runs Oct. 6-29 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 4:30- 9 p.m. General admission tickets go on sale Sept. 9.  Full online ticker prices are $35 for an adult and $17.50 for a youth. Members get reduced prices.
The extravaganza continues this year with new featured acts and returning acts to mesmerize and intrigue. Traveling performers take over the entire landscape with their feats of fire-defying dare. Whisperings of fire throwers, acrobatics, aerial dancers, and dark magicians have been heard about the town. You’ll be enraptured by the captivating performances appearing from all corners of the Village.
Clues & Candy is the Village’s version of trick-or-treat! Come dressed in costume. This is a fun-filled activity for kids young and old. Collect all the stamps at various locations in the Village to reveal a finished image or travel around and answer all the riddles. At the end, collect a bag full of candy and sweet treats.
Gather around the warm glow of the bonfire and join us for family-friendly, spooky stories around on the Village Common. Our talented narrators will share tales of New England ghosts, haunted houses not too far away, and gruesome legends from the past.
Learn about funeral traditions in the 1830s. Attend a wake, see coffin making in the Cabinetmaking shop, study examples of mourning jewelry and artwork being made from hair. Learn about the history of jack o’lanterns, other-worldly spirits, as well as creepy cures for diseases.
Try stilt walking or create spooky selfie for a spooky selfie contest.
Try a special menu at the Bullard Tavern or the Ox and Yoke Café to sample a spooktacular menu created for Phantoms by Firelight.
On select nights, October 14th, 22nd, and 27th, there will also be a special author book signing with Thomas D’Agostino, one of the region’s most well-known writers and investigators of the paranormal.