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For Immediate Release:

September 2, 2022

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Sarah Martin
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Emily Klamm
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Old Sturbridge Village Announces 2022 Phantoms by Firelight Program

Halloween program returns to the Village, Oct. 7-31, 2022

Sturbridge, M.A. Phantoms by Firelight, formerly Phantoms & Fire, will return to Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) for 13 nights of spooky fun, Oct. 7–31, 2022. The Halloween program has been a fan-favorite event for the past two years, this year returning with new performances, activities, and events for visitors of all ages. Advance tickets for OSV members go on sale Friday, Sept. 2.


As the sun sets at Old Sturbridge Village, guests are invited to explore the myths and folklore of Halloween while navigating the museum by night. The event will offer crafts and games, storytelling by firelight, a spooky selfie contest, bonfires, water fires, torches, candlelight, festive food and drink, and more. Kids will delight in the return of Clues & Candy, a scavenger hunt-style experience around the Village that offers safe and fun trick-or-treating for families. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to show up in costume and show off their Halloween best.


In 2022, a mysterious troupe of performers will add to the fun as they take over the Village, bringing in gravity-defying acrobats, creepy conjurers, fate-tempting fire jugglers and more. These awe-inspiring performances will surprise and entice all who witness them.


On select nights, Oct. 8, 9, and 15, Thomas D’Agostino, author of A Guide to Haunted New England, will be at the Village signing copies of his work outside of the Miner Grant Store. Regarded as one of the region’s most well-known writers and investigators of the paranormal, D’Agostino and his wife have been extensively studying and investigating paranormal accounts for over 28 years. His book details the stories, folklore, haunted anecdotes and lingering spirits across all six states in New England.


Pre-sale tickets are available for members of Old Sturbridge Village starting Sept. 2. General admission tickets will go on sale to the public on Sept. 16. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for youth ages 4–17. Children three and under are free.


Phantoms by Firelight will take place on 13 nights in October, from 4:30-9:00 p.m., after the Village closes to daytime guests. Tickets and additional details can be found at:


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About Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village, first opened to the public in 1946, is one of the country's oldest and largest living history museums, celebrating life in early New England from 1790-1840. It is the largest living history museum in the Northeast, celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2021. Each year, more than 250,000 visitors interact with costumed historians, experience up-close demonstrations of early American trades, and meet heritage breed farm animals. Situated on 200 scenic acres, the Village is a collection of more than 40 historic buildings - including homes, meetinghouses, trade shops, working farms, restaurants, shops and three water-powered mills.

Located just off the Massachusetts Turnpike and Routes I-84 and 20 in Sturbridge, Mass., Old Sturbridge Village is open year-round, but days and hours vary seasonally. Daily admission is: $28 for adults, $26 for seniors, $14 for College Students, $14 for children ages 4-17, with children 3 and under admitted free. Admission includes free parking. Village Members receive free standard daytime admission. For details, visit  
Old Sturbridge Village is also the managing partner of Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, R.I. Members at OSV receive reciprocal membership at Coggeshall Farm Museum.
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