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Celebrate the Holidays by Candlelight at Duke Homestead

“Christmas by Candlelight” at Duke Homestead

The soft contours of “Christmas by Candlelight” at Duke Homestead make the annual event a visitor favorite. The candlelight tours with costumed interpreters through the historic homestead Fridays, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8, will showcase the house festooned with 19th century decorations. The tours run 6:45 to 9:15 p.m.

Enjoy the live music, barn dance, caroling, storytelling and sample cookies and hot apple cider! You may discover partaking in the Victorian traditions is a perfect start to the holiday season.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 10 and under, plus tax. They may be purchased in advance online at Unsold tickets will be made available at the door the night of the event starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Duke Homestead is the historic home, farm, and factory buildings of Washington Duke and his family. The site interprets the lives of the Dukes as they lived in the historic home from 1852 until 1874. Duke Homestead is located at 2828 Duke Homestead Rd., Durham, NC 27705.

For more information about “Christmas by Candlelight,” call (919) 627-6990, email, or visit

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