Candlelight Evenings offer a Hallmark card-setting of flickering candles inside the village’s historic homes, along with 19th-century holiday decorations and entertainment, all set within the confines of a rural valley setting. Among the forms of entertainment offered will be music, including a brass quartet and fiddlers playing popular seasonal tunes as well as performers by local schools and organizations, a traditional 1866 decorated Christmas tree, stories of Christmases past; contradancing and a traditional bonfire.
OBVR provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated American village set on more than 200 acres. Entrance fees are: $10 for adults, $7 for children (5 to 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters. Children under 5 are free.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Rd. in Old Bethpage (exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For more information, call 516-572-8401 or visit obvrnassau.com.