35th annual Candlelight Celebration

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 4:30pm to 9:30pm

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2015 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.

Travel back to 1773 at the Governor’s Palace, and experience the ball held for Princess Sophia Carolina Matilda, Marchioness of Waldegrave. Join in the hunt for the eloped Elizabeth Stanly in 1814 at the Stanly House, where Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. 

Venture across the street to 1835 at the Dixon House where Mr. and Mrs. Dixon have to use the classic story, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” to put one of their children to bed before heading to a holiday party. At the Commission House, a Christmas Eve from 1950 will come to life as Mr. and Mrs. Mohn spend the evening busily preparing for their children and grandchildren to visit the following day.

Along with the different eras and scenes portrayed in the Governor’s Palace and historic homes, enjoy the magic and wonder of circus acts, fire eating, sword swallowing, acrobatics, historical interpretations, and 18th-century magic tricks from The Pickled Brothers Circus, Signora Bella, Levram the Great, and Historical Interpretations, Inc. Then, end your enchanted evening with a display of black powder fireworks illuminating the night sky over Tryon Palace. 

Candlelight is a “rain or shine event” but fireworks may be cancelled due to severe weather. All ticket sales are final and nontransferable.

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Candlelight is a “rain or shine event” but fireworks may be cancelled due to severe weather. All ticket sales are final and nontransferable.

Spirited Supporters

Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, P.A. 

Location: 
Governor’s Palace, historic grounds | Commission, Stanly and Dixon houses  

Event Price

$18 Adults, $8 Youth (Aug. 1-Nov. 30)

$20 Adults, $10 Youth (Beginning Dec. 1)

$15 Adult Foundation Members (No end date)

$6 Youth Foundation  (No end date)

For Group Rates, call 252-639-3524

Contact Email: 
info@tryonpalace.org
Contact Phone: 
252-639-3500
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