The Castle by Candlelight (tickets on sale now) | Kids Out and About Buffalo

The Castle by Candlelight (tickets on sale now)

Tour Old Fort Niagara and the French Castle, lit entirely by candles. Enjoy holiday decorations by the Youngstown Garden Club. Meet historical characters and witness the firing of the grand feu de joie. Old Fort Niagara assumes a particularly festive air during the holiday season. Visitors to the event will also enjoy handmade natural decorations by the award-winning Youngstown Garden Club. Throughout the Fort, visitors will encounter members of the Fort’s 18th century garrison demonstrating everything from quill pens to fur trading to traditional games of skill. Three times each evening the garrison turns out to perform a grand feu de joie (firing of joy), a rolling fire of muskets and cannons. Cooks prepare a holiday feast, musicians play popular songs of the era and a Recollet priest reads the Christmas story in Latin in the Fort’s 295-year-old chapel. Admission to the event (a fund-raiser to benefit educational programming) is $25.00 per person. Tickets go on sale on this page November 1. Capacity is limited to 250 persons per night.

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Old Fort Niagara


102 Morrow Plaza P.O. Box 169
Youngstown, NY, 14174
United States


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6:30 pm - 8:30 pm