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Old Fort Niagara's Castle by Candlelight
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For two 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 a traditional Feu de Joie (firing of joy), a nighttime musket and cannon salute.

Programs will take place from 7:00 pm through 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 11th and Saturday, December 18th. The historic French Castle (built in 1726) will be illuminated entirely by candles, as will the Fort's parade ground. The Fort's log trading post will serve as a colonial tavern complete with hot beverages and period music.

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 in 2008. In addition to this national award, the club also received a first place award in a statewide competition.

Tickets to “The Castle by Candlelight” are $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.

For more information, visit www.oldfortniagara.org or call 716-745-7611.

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