Candlelight Holiday Event

December 10, 4:30 – 9:30 PM

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2022 with beautiful decorations inspired by the four seasons and the tale of a mysterious princess illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.

Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the decorated Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, and holiday festivities and fun throughout the Palace grounds. Arrive early to enjoy all the festivities before your tour of the Palace. Spend your evening exploring the historic homes, participating in various activities, and being entertained in the Performance Tent. Food is available to purchase from food trucks located outside the Palace gates. Stop by the King’s Arms Tavern for adult libations, and Mistletoe Corner to enjoy drinks and delicious snacks in a festive holiday setting. At the end your enchanted evening, a show of black powder fireworks!

Gates open to all ticket holders at 4:30 p.m. Your ticket indicates your Palace tour time only. Please be in line prior to your tour time.

Candlelight is a rain or shine event, but fireworks may be cancelled during extreme weather conditions. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

To ensure a more historically accurate experience and fully immerse you in the joy, mystery, and magic of Candlelight, we request no photography or videography within the historic buildings. Tripods, lights, and drones are not allowed on Tryon Palace grounds at any time.