Dallas Heritage Village presents Candlelight

Photo courtesy of Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas Heritage Village will present its 47th Annual Candlelight. See how holiday traditions were celebrated in the late 1800s at the Village’s largest public fundraiser, featuring carriage rides, holiday storytelling, Victorian carolers, musical entertainment on three stages, crafts, St. Nicholas, hand-weaving, blacksmithing, and many other festive activities such as the American Flyer model train exhibit in the Depot.

During Candlelight, pioneer and Victorian Texas is brought to life with costumed interpreters. At the 1860s Farmstead, attendees see how early Dallas pioneers enjoyed a modest Christmas as the country approached the Civil War.  At the roaring bonfire, Cowboys tell tales, and at the Alamo Saloon, root beer and games of dominoes are available.

The candlelit paths provide a perfect opportunity to take a stroll and tour the historic structures. At the Depot, kids tell St. Nicholas their Christmas wishes and see the American Flyer model train exhibit. Village Donkeys Nip and Tuck will be posing for pictures, and Mammoth Jack donkey team Willie and Waylon will offer guests carriage rides on the candlelit paths.

Hayrides, pulled by a vintage tractor, are also available. Local musicians, dancers, bands, choirs, and storytellers will entertain at the Renner School (circa 1888), on the Main Street (circa 1900) stage, in the Pilot Grove Church (circa 1890). Festive foods will be available for purchase from food trucks as well as a bake sale, traditional kettle korn, nuts and more.

Event Details


12.9.18 | 3:00 pm
12.8.18 | 3:00 pm


Dallas Heritage Village
1515 S. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75215


Ticket Info

$8-$14; Free for children 4 and under.