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.
Saturday, Dec. 19, 4:30-9:30 p.m.
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 to hear the classic story, “A Visit from St. Nicholas." 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.
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.
LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN. CALL TICKET DESK FOR AVAILABILITY: 252-639-3524
Candlelight is a “rain or shine event” but fireworks may be cancelled due to severe weather. All ticket sales are final and nontransferable, and only good for evening activities.
For information about our group and bus tour opportunities, call 252-639-3524.
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Tryon Palace would like to thank all those who supported the 35th annual Candlelight Celebration. This beloved holiday tradition would not be possible without their support.
Craven Community College (Cosmetology Dept.)
BridgePointe Hotel and Marina
Hanna House Bed & Breakfast
Quinn Evans Architects
Steven K. Zaytoun in Honor of Joseph E. Zaytoun
Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael, Hicks & Hart, P.A.
SOS Global Express, Inc.
Coldwell Banker Willis-Smith
Trader Construction Company
First Citizens Bank & Trust Company
The magic and beauty of Candlelight would not be possible without the help of generous businesses and individuals like you. All Candlelight sponsors receive tickets to Candlelight, our opening-night reception, and are promoted during our fall/winter marketing campaign as being a proud supporter of Tryon Palace.
Download our sponsor form to learn more or call the Tryon Palace Development Office at 1-800-767-1560.