Friday, December 5, 2008

The Castle by Candlelight

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For four nights in December, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will experience the holidays as they were celebrated in early America. Historical characters will bring Christmas past alive with 18th and 19th century holiday recipes and portrayals of colonial-era people. The highpoint of the evening will be the traditional “firing of the Christmas guns” every half-hour.

Programs will take place from 7:00 pm through 8:30 pm (Friday and Saturday evenings) on December 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th. The historic French Castle (built in 1726) will be illuminated entirely by candles.

The Castle will be decorated for the holidays by the award-winning Youngstown Garden Club. The Club was named by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. as first place winners in the category of “Decoration of Historic Building” for the club's holiday decorating of the French Castle last year. In addition to this national award, the club also received a first place award in a statewide competition.

Tickets to “A Colonial Christmas by Candlelight” will be $8.00 per person, and will be available at the door. Guests can arrive at the Fort Niagara Visitor Center at any time between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm and are asked to dress for the weather, wear walking footwear, and bring a flashlight.

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