Yankee Candle

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Facility:Yankee Candle
Description:This a visitor center only, no actual factory tour. Other Information: The tour ends at the factory store which has a wide variety of potato chips and related items including free samples. "It all started with a gift for my Mom ..." Christmas 1969. Sixteen-year old Mike Kittredge, too broke to buy his mother a present, melted some crayons to make her a candle. A neighbor saw it and convinced him to sell it. With that cash, he bought enough wax to make a candle for his mom plus another, which he sold. World's Largest Candle Store It's a candle lover's dream - over 160 of our famous, true-to-life scents, plus beautiful accessories, accents and collectibles.
Address 1:25 Green Field Road
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City:South Deerfield
Zip Code:01373-0110
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Telephone:1 (877) 803-6890
Website:Visit Website
S. Miele, Co-op Member
Yankee Candle is a fun field trip that doesn't take a whole day to enjoy. We listened to a costumed guide explain some of the history of candles and candle-making, while demonstrating how different candles are made. He was very interesting, and engaged the audience, young and old. We wandered through the different rooms looking at (and smelling!) the various candles, then dipped our own candles at the candle-dipping station. Very enjoyable for kids and adults!
Laurie H., Co-op Member
I like the tour though it has changed due to the safety issues involved with candle making... It is the one place you can still see the dipping racks, and taper candle molds. The dip your own candles within the Emporium is a great hands on area.
The theme areas of the store add to the senses the old familiar traditions of each holiday and season.
Shelley W., Co-op Member
Without a tour this is not the most educational field trip but there is an area where you can make various shaped dipped candles and scented candles. You could also incorporate identifying smells, arts/crafts and Christmas traditions around the world.
You can spend half a day there easily, just remember that it is a store with lots of candy and toys. ;)
Ellen M., Co-op Member
This is a nice place to visit, but not very educational. There is a nice Christmas village to walk through, but there isn't much to do unless you pay for it. You can make jar candles with different colors and scents, or dip pre-made candles to color them. It doesn't hold the attention of my boys, unless of course, we are in the toy section. When they were younger, I managed to avoid that part. They have a lot of candles, and as you would expect, the scent is strong in certain rooms.
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