Welcome To The Annual Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes®


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Experience the warmth of an old-fashioned Christmas during the Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes in charming historic Jefferson, Texas. View lavish Victorian homes in the soft glow of candlelight. The fragrance of fresh fir trees, each glittering with tinsel, ribbon, and sparkling glass balls, wafts through rooms filled with sumptuous holiday decorations. Women in lovely hooped gowns and gentlemen in top hats and tails describe each home's origins and finery. View past years news clips.

Tour Days and Hours

2018 Tour Dates and Times Coming Soon!

Purchase Your Tickets Now!

Adults $20 each, Children age 10 and under $2 each,  Groups of 15 – $15 each.

candlelight-tour-of-homes-tickets-2017Get your official 35th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes® tickets right here! Get a group discount when you purchase for groups of 15 or more for $15 per ticket! For information about group sales, call 903.665.7064.

  • Please note:  tickets are NOT refundable.
  • For information regarding group sales, please call 903.665.7064.
  • Tickets will be mailed to you until November 21, 2017. After November 21st, tickets will be held for you at Candlelight Headquarters Will Call.
  • Tickets may also be purchased during the Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes at:
    • Candlelight Headquarters Murphy Building 116 W. Austin Street Thursday – 1:00 to 6:00 pm Friday and Saturday – 1:00 to 8:00 pm
    • The Excelsior House 211 W. Austin Street
      call: 903.665.2513 or 1.800.490.7270
    • Marion County Chamber of Commerce  115 N. Polk Street Jefferson, TX 75657 903.665.2672. Tuesday – Friday, @ 10am-5pm and Saturday – 11am-4pm

About The Tour

Now in its 35th year, the Historic Jefferson Foundation has taken the first two weekends of December to present a tour of private residences, presenting the best of Jefferson. The city is astir with all things Candlelight. The famous tour of homes displays residences generously decorated to reflect the grandeur of the elaborate Victorian theme or to match the period of the house itself.

Adding to your holiday experience during your visit, there are many special attractions. This year, the historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church will be open for performances of Christmas music free to the public during Candlelight Tour of Homes® hours. The City of Jefferson and the Lions Club partner with the Historic Jefferson Foundation in presenting the Enchanted Forest featuring more than 100 trees decorated for Christmas.

Enchanted_Forest_640 X 325Churches, public and other private homes, and businesses adorn the historic city of Jefferson with beautiful holiday decor. Several museums are available for delving into history and archeology of the area. Train enthusiasts will delight in exhibits like the J.R. Moses model train extravaganza, a tour of the Jay Gould private railroad car, and rides on the Historic Jefferson railway.

Jay_Gould_Car-610 X 325One of four theater production groups is likely to have a play for Christmas season enjoyment.  There are many excellent dining establishments serving the most causal meals or truly fine dining available for your pleasure. Stay in one of our renowned, high–quality Bed and Breakfast establishments or one of our historic hotels, many in walking distance of the houses on Candlelight Tour of Homes®.    


2017 Candlelight Tour of Homes® Event Map