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36th Annual
Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes®

Lavishly Decorated Historic Homes & Model Railway Display

Watch video for a peek at Jefferson's Candlelight Tour of Homes! 

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$22.50 Tickets - Save 10%! Buy Online Before Nov. 29

$25 Tickets - Starting Nov. 29

Tickets  Mailed Until Nov. 21, Then Pick Up Tickets at Will Call

Candlelight Headquarters-Will Call at 116 W. Austin St. in Jefferson

Tour Homes & More!

The Magnolias

Victoria Alley, daughter of a wealthy Jefferson businessman and town co-founder, was given this home as a wedding gift in 1867.

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W.S. Terry House

Legendary lawman, Sheriff W.S. Terry, who stood up to the KKK, once lived in this home. It ranks as one of the oldest homes in historic Jefferson. 

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Old Presbyterian Manse

Famous movie producer, Martin Jurow, previously called this residence his home. His credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's & the Pink Panther series. Learn more

Huge Model Railroad Display

Huge model railway display photo

Among the largest model railway exhibits in the US, this display includes nearly 200 ft. of  track and hundreds of tiny stores, cars, and more!

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Enchanted Forest

Enchanted forest of decorated Christmas trees

Wander among 125 decorated and lighted Christmas trees--losing yourself in the twinkling spirit of the season. Plus, enjoy many other holiday activities in Jefferson.

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Holiday Music

 Enjoy free live holiday music from local singers and musicians on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Dec. 9. The First Baptist Church of Jefferson hosts all concerts. 

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Tour Dates & Times

Thursday, Nov. 29

3 pm - 7 pm

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Friday, Nov. 30

4 pm - 8 pm

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Saturday, Dec. 1

4 pm  - 8 pm

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Thursday, Dec. 6

3 pm - 7 pm

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Friday, Dec. 7

4 pm - 8 pm

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Saturday, Dec. 8

4 pm - 8 pm

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Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes®

Now in its 36th year, the Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes® is considered among the top Christmas events in east Texas with visitors from Shreveport, Texarkana, Longview, Marshall, Tyler, and more planning a day trip or weekend for our unique holiday festivities.

You and your friends or family will enjoy tours of lavishly-decorated residences reflecting the grandeur of an elaborate Victorian theme or matching the period of the home. In addition to visiting lovely homes, there are many more special attractions:

Enchanted Forest - 125 Decorated & LIghted Christmas Trees

Free Enchanted Forest, an endearing display of more than 125 lighted and decorated Christmas trees. The Enchanted Forest is located in Lions Park at 502 E. Jefferson St

Christmas Music - Special Performances

Free Christmas music performances held at the First Baptist Church at 523 N. Polk St.

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Places To Stay & Holiday Activities

Learn more about the many places to stay and holiday activities in Jefferson during the Candlelight Tour of Homes by visiting or Here's a brief list:


· Christmas Express Train

· Live Theatre Productions

· Gourmet Restaurants

· Antique & Gift Shops

· Jefferson General Store

· Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

· Riverboat Tours  

· Jay Gould Private Train Car Tour

· Lonesome Dove Trail of Lights

·Jefferson Historical Museum

· Gone with the Wind Museum

· Civil War Museum

· Museum of Measurement & Time

Group Ticket Discount for 15 or More

Your organization or group can enjoy a discounted rate of $20 per ticket if you buy 15 tickets or more! For information about buying group tickets, call 903.665.7064.

Special Thanks

A special thank you to Alan & Martha Yarbrough for their generous donation. This donation offsets the cost of a billboard to promote the Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes.

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