Durham is packed full of historic homes and visions of America’s past. One of the can’t-miss holiday events in Durham this season is Christmas by Candlelight, a tour of the Duke Homestead.

Come to Holiday Events at Duke Homestead in Durham
Source: Duke Homestead State Historic Site.

During the tour, you are lead through the grounds by actors dressed in period costumes. They explain the history of the Homestead while you take in holiday decorations from the 1870’s.

After the tour, you are taken to Third Factory where you will listen to live music and participate in period dances. The event ends with a tour of the home itself. Inside, there are carolers, story tellers, and refreshments to cap off your holiday evening.

Tickets are required, and they are available at the Visitor’s Center on the day of the event. Adult tickets are $6, and children under age 10 get in for $3.

There are only two events scheduled: December 5th and December 12th from 7 pm to 9 pm. The doors open at 6:45 pm, so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot.

Our luxury apartments are close enough to holiday events in Durham that it’s easy to become a part of the action. Contact us today to schedule a tour and visit our community.