Durham Christmas by Candlelight

If you’d like a fun chance to experience what Durham might have been like without electricity while enjoying some holiday fun, you might check out this community event on December 6th and December 13th.

The Duke Homestead State Historic Site at 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham, NC will be holding its 1870s Christmas by Candelight celebration during its evening tours. You’ll get to see period decorations while enjoying hot apple cider, dancing, and caroling.

Everyone will be in costume, too, so you’ll get a fun chance to see how people would have dressed during that time period as well.

This event takes place from 7 PM to 9 PM. It’s free, but they do accept donations.

For more information you can call (919) 477-5498.

You can also enjoy the “Victorian Family Christmas” event that’s taking place on December 15th. This event includes cider and cookies in the kitchen, traditional Christmas crafts, caroling, stories, and popcorn. Kids can also make and take home their own Christmas ornaments.

The Victorian Family Christmas event is only $2.00 per person, and kids under six are admitted free of charge.

Then you can come home to your nice electric heating and snuggle down for a long winter’s nap, nightcap optional!

We’re looking forward to this and lots of other fun Christmas events that will be going on in the Triangle area throughout the month of December. Happy holidays to all of our friends and neighbors in the Triangle Area – and try not to get trampled during today’s Black Friday shopping!

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