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For over 40 years, staff and volunteers have decorated Dallas Heritage Village, lit candles, and welcomed Dallas to Candlelight. Performances by local groups, crafts for the kids, carriage rides with Nip and Tuck, and the Guild's annual bake sale complete this annual tradition. Join us!

2013 Sponsors

Major Sponsor:

Would you like to help make Candlelight a success? Dallas Heritage Village is a not-for-profit organization, educating school children about the history and lives of Dallas' earliest settlers. Sponsorship opportunities start at just $500. For information, please contact Lisa Simpson at 214-413-3662 or email

$50 Candle Sponsor
Is Candlelight a tradition for your family? Sponsor an individual candle in memory of or in honor of someone and we will place a small dedication card on the candle stanchion. This is a great way to help support Dallas Heritage Village and recognize someone special. All sponsored candles will be grouped near Millermore, the site of our first Candlelight Celebration 41 years ago!

$750 Area and Sponsorships
Sponsor any of the areas or activities for $750 and we will credit your gift with a sign and a listing in our event program. These opportunities are sold on a first come first served basis.
  • Millermore
  • Chautauqua Pavilion
  • Depot (Sold)
  • Farmstead
  • Learning Lounge at Brent Place
  • Surrey Rides with Nip & Tuck(Sold)
  • Photos with St. Nick
  • Hay Wagon Rides

$500 Area and Sponsorships
Sponsor any of the areas or activities for $500 and we will credit your gift with a sign and a listing in our event program. These opportunities are sold on a first come first served basis.
  • Live Entertainment stages:
    • Main Street Stage (Sold)
    • Renner School (Sold)
    • Pilot Grove Church (Sold)
  • Doctor's Office(Sold)
  • Carriage House
  • Blum House (Sold)
  • Blum Bros. General Store
  • Sullivan House(Sold)
  • Log Kitchen
  • Blacksmith Shed
  • Kid Crafts in the Law Office
  • Browder Springs Hall
  • Alamo Saloon
  • Miller Log House
  • Citizen's Bank
  • Dentist's Office (Sold)
  • Law Office (Sold)
  • Section House
  • Shotgun House
  • Worth Hotel

Featured Event

December 14-15 • 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Carriage rides along candlelit paths pulled by an antique tractor or Nip and Tuck
A photo with St. Nicholas at the Bandstand
Novel storytelling, hand-weaving, blacksmithing and more
Delicious holiday treats
Historic foods and menus featured through the Village
Local dancers, choirs and other entertainers
Luscious homemade bake sale
“Timeless Trains” exhibit in Depot
Interpreters in traditional costume throughout the museum bringing history to life
Gleeful strolling carolers throughout the Village and inside the historic buildings
Historic buildings dressed in traditional holiday decorations from 1840 to 1910
Traditional holiday activities and period games for kids of all ages

Gate prices are:
Adults: $12; Seniors: $10; Children: $8;
Children under 3: Free

Advanced tickets (Purchase by December 12):
Adults: $10; Seniors: $8; Children: $6;
Children under 3: Free

Click here to puchase tickets online

New! Candlelight Raffle

Enter to win a NASCAR or American Airlines Center Prize Package! Raffle tickets can be purchased online through December 18 or at Candlelight. Winners will be drawn and notified on December 19. Tickets are just $25 and can be used to win the prize package of your choice.
NASCAR Prize Package courtesy of Young Chevrolet

  • NASCAR Sprint Cup at Texas Motor Speedway
  • Race day is Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • 4 tickets for race with infield parking plus infield armbands and access to the hospitality tent with food and drinks.

  • Luxury Suite for a Dallas Mavericks and a Dallas Stars game courtesy of Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP
  • Each game includes:
  • 14 suite tickets
  • 5 parking passes
  • $300 food/beverage credit
  • 2013-2014 season; date to be determined
  • Tickets Available


    Don’t miss some the best and brightest from the community. Local musicians, choirs, dancers, etc. will grace the three stages of Candlelight. Enjoy the sounds of the season throughout the Village with strolling carolers.

    We’re still setting the Entertainment Schedule! If your group is interested in performing during Candlelight, please email
    jdavis@dallasheritagevillage.org or call 214-413-3664.

    Food and Concessions

    The DHV Guild is cooking up tasty treats for their annual Candlelight Bake Sale. Candlelight favorite Original Kettle Corn will also return. Wine available from Times Ten Cellars.

    Food trucks return to Candlelight! If you own a food truck and would like to be considered, please e-mail Helen Muncaster at


    Great volunteer spots are still available! We ask that all volunteers, whether you want to assist with crafts, be a building guide, or just add some "local color" to please sign up with Kay Lewis,
    klewis@dallasheritagevillage.org. If you're not on our list, you will be asked to pay admission.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What are the advantages of buying my tickets on-line?
    A: There are two great advantages: You save $2 per ticket in advance and you don’t have to wait in line! Remember: to get the online discount, tickets must be purchased by December 12.

    Q: What if the weather is bad during Candlelight?
    A: Candlelight operates rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. If the weather is extremely inclement, you may use your tickets any time during the month of December.

    Q: Where should I park?
    A: The Village provides onsite, self-parking for $5 per vehicle. Dallas Heritage Village Members may self-park for free. Onsite valet service is available for $10 per vehicle, $5 with a valid handicap tag. There is also limited free parking at the Farmers Market, across the bridge from Dallas Heritage Village on Harwood Street.
    CLICK HERE for directions to the Village and CLICK HERE for special event parking information.

    Q: Is the Village open during the day on the 14th and 15th?
    A: No. We do not operate our normal day time hours during Candlelight weekend. We will only be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Q: What can I eat at Candlelight?
    A: We’ll be featuring food trucks at Candlelight. Come hungry and with cash on hand! Candlelight traditions of hot chocolate and the ever popular “Original Kettle Korn” will be available for purchase.

    Q: How much does a carriage ride cost?
    A: Rides in the wagon pulled by Nip and Tuck are $5 per person. Rides in the hay wagon pulled by an antique tractor are $3 per person.

    Q: What does my ticket purchase help support?
    A: Not only has Candlelight served as a unique holiday festival for the last 40 years, its proceeds help Dallas Heritage Village provide educational programs for over 25,000 school children each year

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    The Dallas County Heritage Society maintains Dallas Heritage Village which is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and the
    Texas Commission on the Arts.
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