For 46 years, Candlelight has been a tradition among families. With 13 acres of decorated buildings, flickering candles lining the paths, strolling carolers, carriage rides, and crafts for those young and young at heart, Candlelight captures the holiday spirit for all.

December 9th - 10th • 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Delicious holiday treats 
“Timeless Trains” exhibit in Depot 
A photo with St. Nicholas in the Depot 
Strolling carolers, local dancers, choirs and other entertainers 
Historic buildings dressed in traditional holiday decorations from 1840 to 1910 
Interpreters in traditional costume throughout the museum bringing history to life 
Hayrides along candlelit paths pulled by an antique tractor

Gate prices are:
Adults: $12; Seniors: $10; Children (4-12 years old): $8; 
 Children under 4: Free

Advanced tickets (November 1st through December 7th): 

Adults: $10; Seniors: $8; Children (4-12 years old): $6; 

Children under 4: Free

Click here to purchase tickets below through December 7th.

2017 Sponsors 
Would you like to help make Candlelight a success? Dallas Heritage Village is a not-for-profit organization, educating school children about the history and lives of Dallas' earliest settlers. Sponsorship opportunities start at just $150. For information, please contact Preston Cooley at 214-413-3662 or email

$50 Candle Sponsor 
Is Candlelight a tradition for your family? Sponsor an individual candle in memory of or in honor of someone and we will place a small dedication card on the candle stanchion. This is a great way to help support Dallas Heritage Village and recognize someone special. All sponsored candles will be grouped near Millermore, the site of our first Candlelight Celebration 46 years ago! To sponsor a candle, click here.

Area and Activity Sponsorships 
Sponsor any of the areas or activities and we will credit your gift with a sign and a listing in our event program. These opportunities are sold on a first come, first served basis. 
  • Bonfire near Main Street
  • Bonfire in the Valley 
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Photo-Spots in the Village
  • Bandstand
  • Blacksmith Shed 
  • Blum House
  • Citizen's Bank
  • Doctor's Office 
  • General Store
  • Log Kitchen at the Farmstead
  • Miller Log House
  • Popcorn Wagon
  • Saloon 
  • Section House
  • Shotgun House
  • Sullivan House
  • Worth Hotel
  • Browder Springs Hall 
  • Farmstead
  • Pilot Grove Church
  • Renner School
  • Hay Wagon Rides
  • Main Street Stage
  • Photos with Nip & Tuck 
  • Depot
  • Millermore 
  • Pavilion
  • Main Street Lighting
  • Perimeter Lighting 

Don’t miss some the best and brightest from the community. Local musicians, choirs, dancers, etc. will grace the three stages of Candlelight. Enjoy the sounds of the season throughout the Village with strolling carolers. We’re still setting the Entertainment Schedule! If your group is interested in performing during Candlelight, please email or call 214-413-3669. 

Food and Concessions 
The DHV Guild is cooking up tasty treats for their annual Candlelight Bake Sale. Candlelight favorite Original Kettle Corn, 
as well as Ty's Tasty Treats, will also return. Food Trucks will be on hand.

Great volunteer spots are still available! We ask that all volunteers, whether you want to assist with crafts, be a building guide, 
to please sign up with Mandy Haltom, If you're not on our list, you will be asked to pay admission.

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