PRICE: $6, adults; $5 seniors 60 and older; free for children 12 and younger
TIME: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Friday, December 6, 4-8 p.m., Firelight Festival, Henry Whitfield State Museum, Guilford. Admission: $6 for adults, $5 seniors 60 and older and free for children 12 and younger. The dark shadows of New England winters past will be chased away from Connecticut's oldest house by festive luminaria, lanterns, and outdoor fires. Gather around the fires and enjoy roasted marshmallows and chestnuts, popcorn, hot cocoa, mulled cider, and hourly readings of The Night Before Christmas. Tour the 1639 Whitfield House after dark and learn the origins of today's Christmas traditions in the Holidaze display. Craft pine cone ornaments to take home, and find unique gifts for everyone on your list in the museum gift shop. In the spirit of giving, visitors are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food for the Guilford Food Bank and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. For more information, call 203-453-2457, email email@example.com or visit www.cultureandtourism.org.