Candlelight Evening at Farmers’ Museum


This time of year seems to bring the magic out in all of us and The Farmers’ Museum has created a magical night – a Candlelight Evening from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 at their 5775 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown for all revealers to enjoy. Once you take a short drive to Cooperstown you will be enchanted with the beautiful grounds of the museum and hundreds of candles that will illuminate the landscape of the museum. The evening is packed with activities for all, a winter bonfire, classic caroling, and a magical ride through the grounds that is pulled by draft horses and a visit from everyone’s favorite person – Santa Claus! Make sure to dress warmly seeing this event is outside and you never know what the weather will be like. You will be able to warm up with the some sweet, yummy hot chocolate. The Farmer’s Museum has set up the perfect night to celebrate with your family and loved ones this holiday season.




Activities and performances

Traditional holiday favorites sung by the Catskill Chamber Singers
Sandy Peevers
Diane Ducey & John Davey
Enough Already – a cappella group
Holiday favorites played by local school bands
Saint Nichols reads the classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas” in the Filer’s Corners Schoolhouse at 4:30 p.m.
Christmas Caroling
Free rides on the Empire State Carousel courtesy of Matt Sohns and family
Ride through the museum’s grounds in wagons pulled by draft horses adorned with “jingle bells.”
Complimentary wassail, warmed in kettles over open fires
Bonfire on the Tavern Green


Stop over at The Louis C. Jones Center to warm up with some of their homemade beef stew or baked ziti and for your sweet tooth apple crisp or gingerbread. The Crossroads Café will also be offering a variety of homemade treats including chili, hot dogs and drinks


A visit to the Museum this holiday season is not complete without a stop at The Farmers’ Museum Store and Todd’s General Store, where a large selection of handcrafted items from the museum are available as well as other seasonal favorites.


Free shuttle service starts at 2:00 p.m., serving the parking lots at the Otesaga Hotel, Cooperstown Elementary School, and the three trolley lots at the perimeter of the village. Visitors can also walk to the museum from the village and enter through the south admission gate. Please re-visit this page for updated parking and shuttle information or call (607) 547-1450.


$12 for adults; $10.50 for seniors age 65 and over; $6 for children age 7–12. Free for children 6 and younger. Free for members of the New York State Historical Association.  Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased online here.


All information and photos were obtained from The Farmers’ Museum.


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