Candlelight Waiting to see decorated Palace

Candlelight...Dec. 9 & 16 - SOLD OUT

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace on December 9 and 16, 2023.

Our Candlelight holiday event includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, and lots of holiday festivities and activities on the historic site grounds. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. on both nights of Candlelight, and be sure to plan your visit with enough time to enjoy all the festivities before and after your tour the Palace. You will want to spend time exploring the historic homes, participating in various activities, watching Fife and Drum performances, and being entertained in the Performance Tent with magic and circus performers. At the end of your enchanted evening enjoy a show of black powder fireworks that bring cascading color to the skies above the Palace!

Food will be available to purchase from food trucks located outside the Palace gates. And don’t forget to stop by the King’s Arms Tavern for adult libations. At Mistletoe Corner, you can enjoy drinks and delicious snacks in a festive holiday setting. Don’t forget to end your enchanted evening with a show of black powder fireworks!