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Event Information

Event Type: Featured Event

Saturday, December 08, 2012 through Sunday, December 09, 2012

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

Discount tickets available through December 6!

Adults $12.00
Children 4-12 $8.00
Seniors $10.00

The deadline to purchase tickets online was 12/6/2012.
Tickets can still be purchased at the gate.

Event Description

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

Carriage rides along candlelit paths pulled by an antique tractor 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 treats.
Local dancers, choirs and other entertainers on the Main Street Stage, the Pilot Grove Church and Renner School
Eats from some of Dallas' favorite food trucks
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.

We're beginning to schedule Candlelight entertainers now!  If your group wants to be a part of Candlelight, contact Johna Davis at 214-413-3664 or jdavis@dallasheritagevillage.org

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.

New this year:
Area sponsors for just $500.  These are going fast, and just a few more are available.

Dedicate a candle stachion to someone you care about for just $50

Make your donation online by clicking here: https://www.dallasheritagevillage.org/MakeDonation.aspx

For more information, please contact Gary Smith at 214-421-8455 or gnsmith@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 (214-413-3668 or 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 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 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 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: 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 over 40 years, its proceeds help Dallas Heritage Village provide educational programs for over 25,000 school children each year.


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