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CANDLELIGHT - Dec. 11 & 12
Bask in the Glow of History


Event Information

Event Type: Featured Event

Saturday, December 11, 2010 through Sunday, December 12, 2010

Event Hours:
3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The deadline to purchase tickets online was noon on Saturday, December 11.

The deadline to purchase discounted tickets was Wednesday, December 8 at 5 p.m.

Adults $10.00
Children 4-12 $6.00
Seniors $8.00

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Event Description

Candlelight is sponsored by:
Sponsored by Baylor Health Care System

Bask in the warm glow of history and celebrate the season at Dallas Heritage Village.

Bring the family and experience Dallas holidays from 1840 to 1910.

Carriage rides along candlelit paths pulled by horses or Nip and Tuck, our Mammoth Jack donkeys.
A photo with St. Nicholas at the Bandstand.
Novel storytelling, hand-weaving, blacksmithing and more.
Delicious holiday menu in the Chautauqua Pavilion by Eddie Deen Catering.
Local dancers, choirs and other entertainers on the Main Street Stage and in the Pilot Grove Church
Exhibit of "Timeless Toys" throughout the Village--with toys shared by friends of the Village at the School
Luscious homemade bake sale with treats made by The Guild of Dallas Heritage Village.
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.

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

Saturday, December 11

Pilot Grove Church

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Dallas Storytelling Guild

5 p.m. - 6 p. m.  Zavala Select Choir

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Buddy & Tina Wright Group

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Garland High School Chamber Choir
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dallas Ukulele Headquarters


Main Street Stage

3 p.m. -4 p.m. Mountain View College

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Buddy & Tina Wright Group

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Shufflin’ Shoe Cloggers

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Nebbie Williams Honor Choir

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. The Carols

8 p.m. -9 p.m. Holiday Dance Party


Strolling Carolers 

4-6pm Satisfaction!

6-7pm Garland High School Dickens Carolers


Sunday, December 12

Pilot Grove Church

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Dallas Storytelling Guild

5 p.m - 6 p.m. Old Crusty Minstrels

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Dallas & Tarrant County Folk Music Societies

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Our Gift of Music Choir
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Blue Stem Grass


Main Street Stage

3 p.m. - 4 p.m. Shandon School of Irish Dance
4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Dallas Tap Dazzlers

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Shufflin Shoe Cloggers

6 p.m. -7 p.m. Creative Arts Dance Troup

7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Dallas Vigilantes Junior Dance Squad
8 p.m. - 9 p.m. Holiday Dance Party

Strolling Carolers

Mistletoe & Other Stuff

If your group is interested in performing during Candlelight, please email mdavis@dallasheritagevillage.org or call 214-413-3675.

A la carte from Eddie Deen Catering will be served in the Chautauqua Pavilion on December 11 and 12 from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Eddie Deen & Company Catering

Sweet Potato Tamales and Pork Tamales

Steak Tacos and Chicken Tacos

Blue Corn Chips with Homemade Salsa

Cold sodas, hot chocolate and apple cider
Coffee-- Regular and Decaf
Sugar, Sweetener, Coffee Flavorings, Cream
Cinnamon and Nutmeg in Small Shakers
Bottled Eddie Deen Barbecue Sauce - $7 for one / 2 for $10


Nutty Things

Spiced sugared nuts

Hot Chocolate


The Original Kettle Korn Company

Kettle Korn by the bag
Concessions items (coffee, hot chocolate, apple cider, water, soda, etc.) will also be available during Candlelight.

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. We have several sponsorship opportunities available. For information, please contact Nancy Farina at 214-421-8468 or email nfarina@dallasheritagevillage.org

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.  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 8.

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 for special event parking information.

Q: Is the Village open during the day on the 11th and 12th?
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: Eddie Deen Catering is our Candlelight food provider and will provide an array of a la carte items. Hot chocolate, Bavarian Nutty Things and the ever popular "Original Kettle Korn" are also available for purchase.

Q: How much does a carriage ride cost?
A: The carriage rides are $5 per person, per ride.

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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