Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays as Governor and Mrs. Tryon invite you to their new home for “Seasons of Giving: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” Candlelight is inspired by traditions of giving that date back to the colonial period with decorations inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas, historic characters in period clothing and holiday vignettes spanning across three centuries. Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House and numerous activities on the grounds. While visiting New Bern for Candlelight, why not experience all that New Bern has to offer such as Beary Merry? The Beary Merry elves work year-round to bring attractions like Santa House, snow, live window displays and sledding to New Bern. Christmas is the perfect time to visit our magical town.