For 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!
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 Gary Smith at 214-421-8455 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!
$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.
Special thanks to our signage sponsor, Build-A-Sign.
- Live Entertainment stages:
- Main Street Stage (SOLD)
- Renner School (SOLD)
- Pilot Grove Church (SOLD)
- Tractor-pulled Hay Wagon (SOLD)
- Nip and Tuck’s Surrey Rides (SOLD)
- Kid Crafts in the Learning Lounge (SOLD)
- Model Train Exhibit at the Depot (SOLD)
- Chautauqua Pavilion/Dining Hall (SOLD)
- St. Nicholas Photos at the Depot (SOLD)
- Bonfire in the Valley
- Kid Crafts in the old Law Office
- Browder Springs Hall
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December 8 - 9 • 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
Exhibit of “Timeless Treats” in the Browder Springs Hall
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 6):
Adults: $10; Seniors: $8; Children: $6;
Children under 3: Free
Click here to puchase tickets online
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 email@example.com 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.
Food trucks return to Candlelight! If you own a food truck and would like to be considered,
please e-mail Helen Muncaster at firstname.lastname@example.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, email@example.com. 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 6.
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
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 8th and 9th?
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