Gather outside Connecticut’s oldest house to experience the glow of festive luminaria, lanterns, and three outdoor fires. Enjoy roasted marshmallows, popcorn, hot cocoa, and mulled cider, and listen to readings of The Night Before Christmas. This night is also the only chance to tour the Whitfield House after dark. Learn to craft a punched “tin” (paper) lantern to take home, tour the archaeology exhibit History Beneath Our Feet, and do some holiday shopping in the museum gift shop. In the spirit of giving, bring donations for the Guilford Food Bank and new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.
Firelight Festival tickets may be purchased on-site the night of the event. Tickets include admission to the outdoor fire area, craft area, Whitfield House, and Visitor Center galleries: Adults (18-64) - $10, Seniors (65 & older) & veterans - $8, Youth (6-17) - $5, Children (5 & younger) & active-duty military personnel with up to 5 family members – free. Reservations are not required, and parking is free. There is no rain or snow date. Support provided by Connecticut Humanities.