Holiday Candlelight Evening

December 9, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm America/New York Timezone

Step back in time for an enchanting candle-lit night of holiday merriment at Rahway’s own 225+-year-old tavern.

The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum’s annual Holiday Candlelight Evening will take place on Saturday, December 9 from 7-10 PM. The museum will be ornamented with holly, pine garland, and the decorations of yesteryear.

To add to the romance of the season, the entire building will aglow with candlelight. There will also be a crackling fire in the kitchen hearth.

The taproom will be open and beer, wine, and warm old-fashioned Swedish glogg will be available for guests 21 and over. We will also be serving light refreshments and Ann’s famous colonial hot punch in the historic kitchen.

Music will be provided by Linda Russell, historical balladeer, who will perform traditional holiday compositions interwoven with Yuletide history and folklore. (More information about Linda Russell can be found at:

The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. Due to limited space, advance reservations are STRONGLY recommended, and can be made via Paypal below.

Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for students and members of the museum, $5 for 12 and under, and free for children under 5 years old. Tickets include spirituous drink tokens (drink tokens for 21 and over only), beverages, and refreshments.

Parking will be at Parkside Plaza, 1600 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway. The Museum is located at 1632 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, N.J.

Unfortunately, this means we cannot take walk-ins on the night of the event – we’re completely sold out.
We look forward to seeing everyone who has their reservations on Saturday, Dec. 9!

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