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Friday, December 14, 2018

Moreston By Candlelight

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Visitors can travel back in time to a village Christmas all aglow with candles.

Photo: visitgrey.ca 

It will be a cozy scene in the warm glow of Christmastime candlelight and coal oil lamps at Moreston Village this weekend.

The old fashioned Christmas event at the Grey Roots Museum 1920's era village is meant to take people back in time with those traditions that make the season feel magical.

"It just feels the way Christmas is supposed to feel," Museum Manager Petal Furness says, noting the village will be lit only with candles, coal oil lanterns and outdoor fires.

Furness says there will be music and caroling by candlelight and horse drawn wagon or sleigh rides (depending on snow) complete with bells, "When it's dark you can actually suspend the fact that you're actually in 2018," says Furness.

There will also be outdoor fires, hot apple cider & cookies.

Children can try out some Christmas crafts in the village and school groups will perform songs.

Moreston Village will be aglow from 4 until 8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $8. Online advance tickets are available or you can call the museum at 519-376-3690.

Furness says to call ahead and let them know you'd like to go so they can have enough cider and cookies for everyone. You can also buy tickets at the museum desk during regular hours. If you have a museum membership the admission is inluded.

Guests are reminded to dress for the weather.

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