Seasons of Giving: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Tryon Palace, New Bern, NC

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Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays during “Seasons of Giving: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Inspired by traditions of giving that date back to the colonial period, Seasons of Giving brings Candlelight 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.

Candlelight is a sitewide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House, and numerous candlelit activities on the grounds. Be sure to catch the entertaining circus acts, fire eating, sword swallowing, acrobatics, magic, Jonkonnu, and much more. Also, warm up with hot cider and cookies from Mack’s Cider House in the Trades Building. Then, end your enchanted evening with a show of black powder fireworks on the Tryon Palace South Lawn.

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

All activities take place from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Several performances and activities are scheduled at different times throughout the night. Attendees are encouraged to plan on spending at least three hours at Candlelight to experience all activities.