Tickets to Seasons of Giving: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration Now on Sale



NEW BERN, NC – December 9, 2017

Discounted tickets to Tryon Palace’s 2017 Candlelight Christmas Celebration are now available online at

This annual tradition returns to Tryon Palace on the Saturdays of Dec. 9 and 16, from 4:30-9:30 p.m.

Inspired by traditions of giving that date back to the colonial period, Seasons of Giving brings Candlelight Christmas Celebration to Tryon Palace for its 37th year with decorations inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, historic characters in period clothing and holiday vignettes spanning across three centuries.

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 circus acts, fire eating, sword swallowing, acrobatics and 18th-century magic tricks from The Pickled Brothers Circus, Rodney the Younger and more. Each night ends with a display of black powder fireworks illuminating the night sky over Tryon Palace.

Pricing is as follows:

Before Nov. 1

$20 (adults) and $10 (youth)

Beginning Nov. 1

$25 (adults) and $15 (youth)

Tryon Palace Foundation members

$18 (adults) and $8 (youth)

Tickets will increase to the full price on Nov 1.



Upcoming events at Tryon Palace include:

September 2: Piggin’ and Grinnin’: Celebrating BBQ and Bluegrass

September 2: Stanly-Spaight Duel

September 5: Behind the Scenes: Costume Shop

September 13: Palace Pours: Oktoberfest