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For over 40 years, Candlelight has been a tradition among families. With 13 acres of decorated buildings, flickering candles lining the paths, strolling carolers, carriage rides with Nip and Tuck, and crafts for those young and young at heart, Candlelight capures the holiday spirit for all.

Featured Event

December 13th - 14th • 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Delicious holiday treats
“Timeless Trains” exhibit in Depot
A photo with St. Nicholas in the Depot
Strolling carolers, local dancers, choirs and other entertainers
Historic buildings dressed in traditional holiday decorations from 1840 to 1910
Interpreters in traditional costume throughout the museum bringing history to life
Carriage rides along candlelit paths pulled by an antique tractor or Nip and Tuck

Gate prices are:
Adults: $12; Seniors: $10; Children (4-12 years old): $8;
Children under 4: Free

Advanced tickets (Purchase by December 11th):
Adults: $10; Seniors: $8; Children (4-12 years old): $6;
Children under 4: Free

Purchase discounted tickets below!

2014 Sponsors

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 lsimpson@dallasheritagevillage.org

$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 43 years ago!

Area and Activity Sponsorships
Sponsor any of the areas or activities 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.
  • Main Street Stage SOLD
  • Renner School
  • Pilot Grove Church
  • Doctor's Office SOLD
  • Blum House
  • Blum Bros. General Store
  • Sullivan House
  • Miller Log House
  • Blacksmith's Shed
  • Law Office
  • Browder Springs Hall
  • Alamo Saloon
  • Citizen's Bank SOLD
  • Section House
  • Shotgun House
  • Worth Hotel
  • Millermore SOLD
  • Chautauqua Pavilion
  • Depot SOLD
  • Farmstead
  • Surrey Rides with Nip & Tuck
  • Photos with St. Nick
  • Hay Wagon Rides SOLD


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
reservations@dallasheritagevillage.org or call 214-413-3674.

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. Food Trucks, Easy Slider, Rock and Roll Tacos, and Ruthies, will be on hand. Wine and beer will be available from Green Door Public House.


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

Purchase Tickets

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 10th.

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 13th and 14th?
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 in 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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