The Castle by Candlelight at Old Fort Niagara | Kids Out and About Buffalo

The Castle by Candlelight at Old Fort Niagara

Visit Old Fort Niagara decorated for Christmas and lit by candles and lanterns! Experience a feu de joie (firing of joy), historic characters, demonstrations, stories, and watch the preparation of a traditional holiday feast! The festive atmosphere will include music of fifes and drums, Celtic favorites and tavern songs. Cooks will prepare and discuss traditional holiday fare, while period characters entertain visitors with tales of winter in the 18th century. A Recollect priest will recite the Christmas story in Latin in the fort’s chapel while fur traders and French soldiers downstairs pass the winter evening in more boisterous pursuits. Homemade soup, hot cocoa and cookies will be for sale onsite at the Trading Post (while supplies last), while musicians provide live holiday music for customers.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $15 per person, available at the door. Visitors are encouraged to dress for the weather, wear walking footwear and bring a flashlight.


Old Fort Niagara


Fort Niagara State Park P.O. Box 169
Youngstown, NY, 14174
United States


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6:30 - 8:30 pm