Candlelight is Tryon Palace’s famed holiday event showcasing the beautifully decorated Governor’s Mansion illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight. As you travel from one decorated room to another within the Palace, fabulously costumed interpreters present an engaging story that relates to back to the Palace’s colonial history.

Your ticket includes tours of the decorated Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, and Commission House, as well as festive activities & entertainment on the Palace grounds, and just outside the Palace front gates. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Your Palace tour time is indicated on the ticket – but plan time before, or after, to enjoy all of what Candlelight has to offer. Food will be available to purchase from several food trucks located outside the Palace gates, or within the Palace gates, at Mistletoe Corner where you can indulge in delicious sweets, snacks and beverages. Behind the Commission House, where Santa resides, grab a warmed cider and a ginger snap, compliments of Mr. Claus! For adult libations, plan a stop to the King’s Arms Tavern.

Dates & Times

December 14, 2024 4:30 pm-9:30 pm

December 21, 2024 4:30 pm-9:30 pm


Tryon Palace 529 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560


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