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Christmas by Candlelight at Lang Pioneer Village Museum

December 3, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Delight in the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season during Christmas by Candlelight, Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3 at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! From 4 pm to 8 pm each night, relive the pleasures and peacefulness of a traditional Pioneer Christmas.

Hear the jingle of sleigh bells as you hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon ride and see stars shining brightly in the country night sky. Discover the beauty of the historic village lit by the soft glow of candles, lamps, and lanterns. Throughout the Village, enjoy the familiar scent of hearth fires, pine and cedar garlands and freshly-made natural centerpieces.

Experience a pioneer’s first Christmas in the wilderness at the Fife Cabin and hear the crackle of chestnuts roasting over an open fire. Listen to stories of the Michi Saagiig about how they survived and thrived in the winter months in the Aabnaabin Gallery. Witness the merriment of friends who have gathered for the holidays and join in on a toast to the holiday season at the Fitzpatrick House. Learn about traditional holiday treats and sample some Turkish Delight in the Milburn House.

Discover the history of the toy maker at the Carpenter Shop and the nutcracker at the Cider Mill. While there, sample some delicious sugar plums! View a selection of early Christmas gift ideas at the General Store. Sit and enjoy the sweet chiming of the bells with Christmas tunes performed by the Note-a-Bells in the Jacquard Loom Interpretive Centre. Listen to a reading of the
traditional Christmas tale T’Was the Night Before Christmas in the Print Shop and hear the story of the mammoth cheese ball in the Cheese Factory. Have some fun participating in the reindeer games like tandem ski, snowshoe and sled races. Do you know the story of the Flying Canoe? Hear the tale and enjoy traditional shanties and Christmas songs performed by Glen Caradus and
Fiddling Jay. Don’t forget to visit with Father and Mother Christmas themselves.

Inhale the aroma of home baking on a wood burning stove in the kitchen of the Keene Hotel. Enjoy warmth from the fire as you tempt your taste buds with delicious treats and hot drinks to warm your insides. If you need sustenance, stop by the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building where we will be serving ham and savory on a bun. There will also be delicious freshly popped kettle corn for sale served by Ben’s Kettle. Capture a family keepsake and take your family Christmas photo in the winter sleigh. There are a variety of items to be won in the Christmas raffle including a one-of-a-kind Jacquard carpet bag made on Lang’s own Jacquard loom. If you are looking for some unique tree ornaments and gifts, be sure to peruse the selection available in the Museum Shop.

On Sunday at 7:00 pm, witness a live nativity complete with animals and a choir presented by the Keene United Church. In the giving spirit of the season, on both evenings, please bring one or more non-perishable food item(s) to donate to the Otonabee-South Monaghan Food Cupboard (drop off in the Museum Shop). A list of items most needed will be available on our website.

Get into the spirit of the season with Christmas by Candlelight, Saturday & Sunday, December 2 & 3 from 4 pm to 8 pm each night at Lang Pioneer Village Museum! Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors (60+), $7 for youths (ages 5- 14), free for children under 5. Family admission is also available for $40 and includes 2 adults and up to 4 youths ages 5-14. All taxes included. Visitors may purchase admission in advance via the Museum’s online shop at, but advance purchase is not required. On site parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

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December 3, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Lang Pioneer Village Museum
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Lang Pioneer Village Museum
104 Lang Rd
Keene, ON K0L 2G0 Canada
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