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Here’s Why You Will Love the Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour

Christmas getaways are a great way to fully enjoy the holiday season!  Edenton, NC, a small, peaceful waterfront town in North Carolina, is one destination that provides some of the best holiday events and activities you’ve ever experienced.  If you’re planning a trip to visit Edenton during this enchanting time of year, make sure you take part in the annual Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour.  This is a great way to not only admire some exquisite Christmas decorations but also to see some of Edenton’s most distinguished historical attractions.  Learn everything you need to know about this magical event and start making your travel plans to North Carolina today!

Everything You Need to Know before Attending the Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour

When and where.

This year’s Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour will take place Friday, December 9th, and Saturday, December 10th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day.  This tour is headquartered at the Penelope Barker Welcome Center and ventures around many of the historic homes of Edenton, NC.

What to Expect

You’ll be treated to gorgeous sights like no other when you embark on the beloved 35th Annual Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour!  This evening tour is a self-guided walk throughout this charming town’s 300-year-old historic district.  Each magnificent home is lavishly adorned with beautiful Christmas decorations that celebrate this festive season.  This year’s event will have a Charles Dickens theme to enhance the experience.  You can buy your tickets in advance for $30 or $35 on the day of the tour.

Other Holiday Events and Attractions in Edenton, NC

The Edenton Christmas Candlelight Tour is just one of the reasons to visit Edenton during this magical time of year.  The Edenton Christmas Parade is another fun activity that draws visitors and locals alike to historic downtown Edenton to watch the festive procession of horses, floats, boats, and more.  The Dickens Christmas Extravaganza and Flotilla is another wonderful option for those who enjoy the Dickens theme.  This event features a tree-lighting ceremony along with additional fun activities.  There will be plenty of Christmas-themed plays and musicals taking place around town as well, so don’t miss out!  Start planning your trip to North Carolina right away.

Where to Stay in Edenton during your Christmas Getaway to North Carolina

Treat yourself to the most romantic holiday getaway possible when you visit the beautiful town of Edenton, NC, this winter.   Inner Banks Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast, tucked away in the heart of Edenton, that offers luxurious lodging in a peaceful environment.  Indulge in the many activities of the surrounding area, like shopping in downtown Edenton , or simply unwind in our relaxing environment here at Inner Banks Inn.  We also have a variety of specials and packages to help you make the most of your trip here, like our “Love at the Lighthouse” package.  You’re guaranteed to leave our bed and breakfast feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, so check our availability online to start planning your getaway to our haven in the South!

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The Christmas Candlelight Tour is one of Edenton's most popular attractions. It draws visitors from states away in addition to residents who participate year after year. Each year, for the past 41 years, the tour selects a section of downtown Edenton to showcase the historic homes in their holiday splendor. Tour goers are invited inside the tour's different stops to marvel at the homes' embellishments of all-natural decorations that capture early Edenton Christmases, reminiscent of the 18th and 19th Centuries. For a truly authentic experience, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the town and admire the twinkling lights.

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Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

Penelope Barker House Welcome Center

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Christmas Candlelight Tour 2018

The 2018 Christmas Candlelight Tour featured homes on the west side of town, including Beverly Hall and Pembroke Hall. Christmas spirits were high, and guests enjoyed gorgeous natural arrangements at the Barker House, Cupola House and Courthouse, which were provide by members of the Garden of Eden Garden Club. Photos by Kip Shaw

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