Tickets purchased Online or At the Door
 $6.00 Adults and $3.00 Kids age 10 & under
Tickets are subject to tax

Experience a historical North Carolina holiday season with Duke Homestead! Take an evening and join us as we celebrate Christmas by Candlelight. Costumed interpreters will lead you on a candlelit tour through the Historic Area festooned with period decorations as we celebrate Christmas in the 1870's. 

Enjoy traditional story telling, hot cider, and cookies. In the Third Factory join our costumed interpreters in live music and historic dancing.  Become a part of Christmas at Duke Homestead as you move through the historic home and help decorate a Christmas tree in true Victorian style.  Join our carolers for songs around a fire. 

Please Note!

This year, in accordance with a new law, all fee-based entertainment activities are subject to tax. There will be tax charged on the price of tickets. 

Tickets are on sale now! Click below to purchase tickets.

Eventbrite - Christmas by Candlelight

Tour Times: 

6:45 pm      8:00 pm

7:00 pm      8:15 pm

7:15 pm      8:30 pm

7:30 pm      8:45 pm

7:45 pm      9:00 pm

9:15 pm

Christmas by Candlelight FAQ:

DO I HAVE TO BUY TICKETS? 

Yes, you must have a ticket to go on tour.

HOW MUCH DO TICKETS COST?

Tickets cost $6.00 for Adults and $3.00 for kids age 10 & under. Due to a recent law, Duke Homestead is now required to charge tax on the cost of tickets.

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS?

Tickets can be purchased in advance online, on site, or by calling (919) 477-5498. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

WHEN DO THE TOURS GO OUT? HOW MANY TOURS WILL THERE BE?

Tours will be going out every 15 minutes starting at 6:45 pm, with the last tour leaving at 9:15 pm. Your ticket will be purchased for a specific tour time. Please see above for a list of tour times.

I AM BRINGING A LARGE GROUP. HOW DO WE GET TICKETS?

There is a purchase limit of 5 tickets per individual. This limit applies to groups of all sizes. Please have the majority of your party with you when purchasing tickets.

WILL IT BE DARK OR HARD TO SEE?

The tours take place at night in the Historic Area. Visitors will be led by guides with lanterns and candlelight luminaries along their path. Please be aware that this will make for limited visibility. The pathway to the Historic Area is not paved. 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? WILL IT BE COLD?

The tours take place at night, outside in December.  Plan on it being chilly and please keep an eye on the weather and dress accordingly. 

I AM BRINGING AN ELDERLY PERSON OR A PERSON WHO HAS LIMITED MOBILITY. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO DO THIS TOUR? HOW?

When purchasing tickets, please inform the front desk and we will do our best to accommodate you based on your needs. The Third Factory is not wheel chair accessible. The pathway through the Historic Area is not paved. The walk to the Historic Area and back to the Visitor's Center is about 300 yards total distance. Visitors will be standing or walking a majority of the time.