Event Newsletter - December 2019

Happy Holidays!
Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt
Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt

Below is the town's monthly newsletter for all of the exciting events in Sturbridge this December. Be sure to follow us on twitter at @visitsturbridge to keep up to date on all of the excitement here in town. If you feels that there's something we missed please let us know by clicking here

Additionally, the Sturbridge Tourist Association is excited to announce that the new 2019 Sturbridge Trail Guides are now available both online and in businesses all across Sturbridge! Please click here to view a digital version of this years guide and explore all that our community has to offer. 

Business of the Year Nominations! Now open through December 13th 

The Sturbridge Tourist Association (STA) is preparing to award four Sturbridge businesses with the title of "Sturbridge Business of the Year." This is the first time the STA is recognizing local businesses for all that they do to make Sturbridge a special place, and it needs your help to do it.

Please take a few minutes to complete the nomination form for a local Sturbridge business. The link to the nomination form can be found by clicking here. You can nominate any business you like so long as they can fit into one of the four categories listed below:

  • Shop: for those businesses who sell goods to customers in Town
  • Eat: for those businesses who prepare meals and/or drinks for patrons in Town
  • Stay: for those businesses who offer overnight accommodations to guests in Town
  • Play: for those businesses who offer patrons with something fun to do while they're in Town

Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief form and for nominating one of our great Sturbridge businesses for this award! To learn more about the fantastic prizes that businesses will receive by winning this award, please click here

Special Events 

Be sure to click the links in the titles below for more information on each event. 

Winter Tree Scavenger Hunt 

All month on the Heins Farm Trail 

Stageloft Theater presents, "Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)" 

November 30th - December 15th, Friday shows at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday shows at 2pm. 

Brunch (Or Lunch!) with Santa

Sundays through December 23rd at OSV

Breakfast with Santa 

Weekends of December 7th and 14th at the Publick House 

Gingerbread House Deocrating 

December 7th and 14th at the Publick House 

Cabaret Lulu presents, "A Holiday Celebration" 

December 4th at Old Sturbridge Village

Dan Gabel and The Abletones present "By The Fireside" 

December 5th and 6th at Old Sturbridge Village 

Christmas by Candlelight

All month at OSV starting on December 6th 

Wine and 4-Course Dinner with Brimfield Winery 

December 12th at OSV 

Christmas and New Years Eve in Sturbridge

There are several fantastic opportunities for Christmas dinner in Sturbridge; be sure to check out our local attractions such as the Host Hotel and the Publick House 

Recurring Events 

Alternatives for Health

Offering various workshops, classes, readings and meditative classes every month, Alternatives for Health provides a variety of services to its patrons. For more information check out www.alternatives-4health.com.

Altruist Brewery

With local musicians and local brew, Altruist is the place for you. For more information on the artists playing, please check out www.altruistbrewing.com.

Baba Sushi

Every week there are various activities guaranteed to entertain. In collaboration with WAITT, a local nonprofit, Baba Sushi sends 1% of their daily sales to a variety of local charities. For more information go to babasushisturbridge.com

Bird Store and More

The Bird Store and More offers bird walks throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. For more information on how to participate in these bird walks you can go to www.thebirdstoreandmore.com.

In addition the Bird Store and More now features the largest Cuckoo Clock in New England! Click here to see the clock. 

Brush It Off Paint and Sip Bar

Featuring events throughout the week like Chit Chat and Color, Paint Classes and Walk in Ceramics Painting. For a full list check out www.brush-it-off.com.

The Duck

Featuring live musical entertainment on every Thursday through Saturday night. For more information please check out theducksturbridge.com

Homefield Brewing

Featuring local musicians playing live shows almost every weekend as well as other live performances. For a full list check out www.homefieldbrewing.biz.

Joshua Hyde Public Library

Offering numerous events throughout the month that are open to the public, the Library is a great place for kids, teens and adults to socialize and enjoy all the wonderful things that the library has to offer. www.sturbridgelibrary.org.

Old Sturbridge Village

With guest speakers, tours, demonstrations, special events and more, Old Sturbridge Village always has something fun and excited to see and try. Go to www.osv.org to learn more.

Rapscallion Brewery

Featuring multiple live musical performances by local band throughout the month, as well as fitness events check out www.drinkrapscallion.com for a full list of performers and to see the fitness schedule.

Sturbridge Senior Center

The center hosts a myriad of activities designed to enrich the lives of our aging population. Many drop in exercise classes, twice a month movies, workshops and activities are open to all ages. The center is a warm welcoming environment, whether you stop in for a coffee or stay for activity .For more information look for our monthly newsletter at www.sturbridge.gov/council-aging.