Tickets to 35th annual Candlelight Celebration Now Available Online

Christmas Holiday tradition will return to Tryon Palace Dec 12 and 19

Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace’s 35th annual Candlelight Christmas Celebration are now available online. 

Tickets will increase to the full price on Dec. 1.

This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec. 12 and 19, from 4:30-9:30 p.m., with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight. 

Along with the different eras and scenes portrayed in the Governor’s Palace and historic homes, visitors will enjoy the magic and wonder of circus acts, fire eating, sword swallowing, acrobatics, and 18th-century magic tricks from The Pickled Brothers Circus, Signora Bella and Levram the Great. As always, each night ends with a display of black powder fireworks illuminating the night sky over Tryon Palace. 

For more information call 252-639-3524 or visit

Pricing is as follows:

Before Dec. 1
$18 (adults) and $8 (youth in grades 1-12)

Beginning Dec. 1
$20 (adults) and $10 (youth in grades 1-12)

Tryon Palace Foundation members 
$15 (adults) and $6 (youth in grades 1-12) while supplies last 

Additional convenience fees are applied to tickets purchased online. 

Discounts are also available for large groups and bus tours by calling Tryon Palace Group Services at 252-639-3524.