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Budweiser Clydesdales to visit Old Sturbridge Village Dec. 19

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STURBRIDGE The most recognizable team of horses in the world the Budweiser Clydesdales will appear at the Old Sturbridge Village Twelve Nights of Christmas celebration Dec. 19. Following a 2:30 to 3 p.m. appearance at Yankee Spirits next to the Sturbridge Host Hotel on Rte. 20 in Sturbridge, the eight-horse team, pulling their familiar red beer wagon, will parade the short distance to OSV for an appearance inside the Village from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. The Clydesdales appearance was initiated by a letter to Anheuser-Busch written by Sturbridge resident Anne Chojnicki. The Budweiser Clydesdales are one of the world's most recognizable corporate icons and were introduced in 1933 to deliver cases of beer to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the White House after the repeal of Prohibition. It has been 20 years since the Clysdales visited central Massachusetts. Visitors to OSV can meet and photograph the Clydesdales team, chat with both Santa Claus and Father Christmas, and enjoy music, magic, caroling and more. Other performances scheduled at Old Sturbridge Village for Dec. 19 include Boston Jazz Voices; Holiday Magic and Puppets with Robert Olson; Worcester Men of Song; and the Shepherd Hill Madrigirls. For details, times and tickets visit www.osv.org/12Nights. The museum gift shop and Oliver Wight Tavern will be open for holiday shopping and dining. Evening admission is $14 per person, $12 for museum members, and children under three are free. For details and tickets call 1-800-SEE-1830 or visit www.osv.org. Evening focus through Dec. 25 Old Sturbridge Village will focus just on the nighttime Twelve Nights of Christmas events prior to Christmas, and will be closed during the day through Dec. 25. The remaining Twelve Nights of Christmas events are offered Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 through 20. The Village will return to a daytime schedule for its popular school vacation week activities Dec. 26 through Jan. 3. For details visit www.osv.org. For the most up-to-date listings visit www.osv.org/12Nights.

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