With Lantern in Hand, Experience the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of Holidays Past at Hale Farm & Village

For Immediate Release -BATH, Ohio— Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village transport guests to the Christmas season during the mid-1800’s. This holiday favorite is a 90-minute lantern-lit evening tour held December 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17 and 19-23.

With lantern in hand, stroll through Hale Farm’s historic village and discover the seasonal traditions and lore from costumed local residents. The historic houses, delightfully decorated, are the backdrop for these tales of holidays long ago. Meet the village residents as they prepare for the arrival of friends and join in singing carols by candlelight. Afterward, guests are invited to join a Victorian-era holiday party, complete with cookies and hot cocoa.

“Hale Farm & Village’s Holiday Lantern Tours are a seasonal tradition; they evoke the sights, sounds, and flavors of days past,” commented Jason Klein Director of Hale Farm & Village.

During all tour dates, the MarketPlace at Hale Farm will be open and 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.

Caption: Candle lit lanterns await guests in front of the Hale House for Hale Farm & Villages Holiday Lantern Tours. Photo credit: Nancy Balluck

Hale Farm & Village, a living history museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society, is located on 90 acres 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 and weekends only September and October. Visit www.halefarm.org or call (330) 666-3711 for seasonal hours, program listings, rental information, and turn-by-turn directions.

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 Hale Farm & 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 Sales & Marketing
Hale Farm & Village
2686 Oak Hill Rd, Bath, OH
csterle@wrhs.org – 330-666-3711 x1715