Candlelight Christmas Tours at Malabar

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Visitors have the chance to celebrate the beauty of the holidays during the annual Candlelight Christmas Tours at Malabar. This special four-day holiday event will be held Thursday – Saturday December 10,11, 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday decorations will feature greenery, candles, bubble lights, and many other items common to the 1940’s. Six trees will be decorated with a special theme by volunteer organizations. The Malabar Farm Country Store will be open for holiday shopping featuring unique Ohio made products, Malabar Farm’s all natural beef and pork, and fresh made fudge.

The four-day special Candlelight Christmas celebration will Christmas music, freshly baked cookies, hot wassail , and a visit with Santa Claus. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.50 seniors and $3.00 for children age 6-17 for a self-guided tour of the decorated Big House.

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will sponsor a reading for children of The Night Before Christmas in the rustic Pugh Cabin on Thursday and Friday evenings at 6:00pm. For more information and to make reservations for the story reading program, contact children services at the main public library at 419-521-3130. Space is limited, call early.

Malabar Farm is the former home of Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and conservationist Louis Bromfield. His home was designated as an Ohio State Park in 1976 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. For more information about this and other events, contact the Malabar Farm State Park Office at 4050 Bromfield Road, Lucas, OH 44843-9745, or call 419-892-2784. Be sure to visit their web page at

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