11/29/14 9:00am
11/29/2014 9:00 AM
Savanna Smith, 9, of Southold decorates the tree in the Bay View Schoolhouse.

Savanna Smith, 9, of Southold decorates the tree in the Bay View Schoolhouse.

The Southold Historical Society held its annual Candlelight Tour and tree lighting on the museum grounds in Southold Friday afternoon.

All museum buildings were open and visitors enjoyed demonstrations, decorations, and live music.  Santa stopped by for a visit and at 5:00 the Christmas tree was lit for the season.

Click through to see photos from Friday night’s event:

Photos by Katharine Schroeder.

Nineteen-month-old Maeve Flatley of Mattituck holds on tightly to the "North Pole."

Nineteen-month-old Maeve Flatley of Mattituck holds on tightly to the “North Pole.”

Museum trustee Joel Reitman.

Museum trustee Joel Reitman.

Matthew Goldberg, 9, and brother Daniel, 3,, of Merrick take a ride on a Christmas tractor.

Matthew Goldberg, 9, and brother Daniel, 3,, of Merrick take a ride on a Christmas tractor.

Three-year-old Evan Ford of Southold tells Santa all his Christmas wishes.

Three-year-old Evan Ford of Southold tells Santa all his Christmas wishes.

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11/23/2012 8:00 AM

TIM KELLY FILE PHOTO | Carollers singing during the historical society’s Christmas Tree lighting in 2009.

No interest in Black Friday shopping? Find the spirit of Christmas past in Southold this afternoon.

The Southold Historical Society is once again hosting its holiday Candlelight Tour and Tree Lighting at the society’s museum complex at Maple Lane and Main Road from 3 to 6 p.m.

The historic buildings will be decked out in period decorations and musicians will stroll the grounds. Santa and elves will welcome visitors in the Pine Neck Barn and the tree lighting at the Ann Currie-Bell House takes place at 5 p.m.

Call 765-5500 or visit southoldhistoricalsociety.org.