Candlelight & Cocktails on Rails
- 12/9/2017, 12/16/2017
- 586 Wiscasset Rd., Rt. 27
- Boothbay, ME 04537
Step back to a simpler time when the soft glow of candles and lanterns lit the villages and towns all along the coast of Maine at the holidays. A coal fire will be burning in the stove inside Freeport Station when you arrive and traditional treats will be served including warm spiced wine, spiked eggnog, roasted chestnuts, mini mince pies and more.
See the Museum’s Village simply illuminated and dressed in fresh garlands and greens while traveling aboard a steam-heated vintage coach lit with the warm glow of oil lamps and lanterns. Should weather permit, merry makers can take a walk through the lower campus exhibits including Harrington House which will be decked out in 1940s style including a Lionel train operating beneath the home’s tree loaded with Shiny Bright ornaments, tinsel and Noma bubble lights. The 1847 Boothbay Town Hall will also be open for guests to view our model railroad and Christmas village display. A bonfire will provide a warming station while you wait for a Model T ride as well.
Your evening includes refreshments, a 15-minute steam train ride, a short Model T ride (weather permitting) and visits to Harrington House & the 1847 Boothbay Town Hall (bundle up for this part!)
If you’d like, upgrade your ticket to First Class and enjoy the Victorian splendor of the restored Franklin & Megantic Coach No. 2. The coach was originally built in 1903 and it embodies the typical travel of the era with its plush walkover seats and mahogany interior.
Standard tickets are $20, First Class $25. Museum members receive a $4 discount per ticket only on Standard tickets, sorry no discounts on First Class.