Tickets to Candlelight: A Colonial Christmas Celebration on Sale Aug. 1

Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace’s 2016 Candlelight: Colonial Christmas Celebration will be available online at beginning Monday, Aug. 1. 

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

This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec. 10 and 17, from 4:30-9:30 p.m., with beautiful, new decorations and 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 sounds of Tryon Palace’s Fife and Drum Corps and Jonkonnu troupe, as well as the magic and wonder of circus acts, fire eating, sword swallowing, acrobatics, and 18th-century magic tricks from The Pickled Brothers Circus, Rodney the Younger, and more. 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 

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