Experience the History of the Holidays, During Holiday Lantern Tours

For Immediate Release -BATH, Ohio— Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village transport guests to the Christmas season in the nineteenth century Western Reserve. This holiday tradition is a 90-minute lantern lit evening tour held November 30, December 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 19-23.

With lantern in hand, stroll through Hale Farm’s Wheatfield Village during the Christmas Season. The historic houses, delightfully decorated, are the backdrop for tales of holidays long ago. Meet the village residents as a story unfolds and join in the merriment. After each tour guests are invited to join in a holiday party, complete with cookies and hot cocoa.

“Hale Farm & Village’s Holiday Lantern Tours are a seasonal tradition; they evoke the sentiments of days past, and there is a new tale to tell each year,” commented Jason Klein, Director of Hale Farm & Village.

During all tour dates the MarketPlace at Hale Farm & Village will be open, featuring handcrafted at Hale gifts as well as favorite local artisan and Ohio made selections. While shopping, guests can enjoy a sweet treat, or a glass of Ohio-crafted wine or beer.

Tours depart every twenty minutes, beginning at 5:40pm. dress appropriately for this indoor/outdoor activity. Attendance at Holiday Lantern Tours requires reservations in advance. Reservations can be made by calling (330) 666-3711 ext. 1720 or by email at halereservations@wrhs.org. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for members and $12 for children ages 3-12, group rates are available for 10 or more adults.

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Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres in Bath, Ohio with 32 historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, farming and early American craft and trade demonstrations. The location is open for a summer season June – August, Wednesday – Sunday; weekends only September and October; and signature events or educational programming during other times. Visit www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 for seasonal hours, program listings, rental information, and to become a member. 2018 marked Hale Farm & Village’s 60th anniversary as a museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Founded in 1867, Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) is Northeast Ohio’s premier storyteller based on its vast collection of the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. It is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit regional historical societies in the nation. It presents the lives and activities of 19th-Century settlers through historic HaleFarm & Village in Bath, Ohio. WRHS offers a wealth of resources to research your family heritage at the Cleveland
History Center in University Circle, Cleveland.

Press Release submitted by:

Catherine I. Sterle Director of Marketing & Sales
Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd. Bath, Ohio 44210
P.O. Box 296
csterle@wrhs.org | 330.666.3711 x 1715

(Top photo caption: Candle lit lanterns set the atmosphere in the Historic Village for Hale Farm & Village’s Holiday Lantern Tours. Photo credit: Nancy Balluck)