Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano recently announced that the Candlelight Evenings at Old Bethpage Village Restoration will take place on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 13 to 15 and Dec. 20 to 22, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
"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," the County said in a release.
Among the forms of 19th Century 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; contra-dancing, and a traditional bonfire.
"Old Bethpage Village Restoration provides visitors with a unique and wonderful opportunity to step back in time and experience life in a recreated mid-19th Century American village set on more than 200 acres," the County said.
Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entrance fees are: $10 for adults, $7 for children (5 – 12), seniors and volunteer firefighters. Children under 5 are free.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Road in Old Bethpage (Exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway). For more information, please call (516) 572-8400.