With Lantern in Hand, Experience the Traditions of the Past During Holiday Lantern Tours

For Immediate Release -BATH, Ohio— Holiday Lantern Tours at Hale Farm & Village transport
guests to the Christmas season of 1863. This holiday favorite is a 90-minute lantern lit evening
tour held December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 19-23.

With lantern in hand, stroll through Hale Farm’s historic Wheatfield Village on Christmas Eve,
1863. Amidst the hardships and uncertainties of war, friends and villagers are finding pleasant
diversion in the latest fictional tale, illustrated on the pages of a popular magazine. The historic
houses, delightfully decorated for the season, are the backdrop for these tales of holidays long
ago. Meet the village residents as the 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

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.

Caption: Candle lit lanterns set the atmosphere in the Historic Village for Hale Farm &
Village’s 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 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. This year marks Hale Farm & Village’s
60th anniversary as a museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society

Press release submitted by:
Catherine I. Sterle
Director of Sales & Marketing
Hale Farm & Village

2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH