Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes 2019 featuring lavishly decorated historic homes

37th Annual
Jefferson Candlelight
Tour of Homes®

Lavishly Decorated Historic Homes in Jefferson, Texas

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$25 Adults

  Pick Up Tickets at Will Call

Candlelight Headquarters

Located at 116 W. Austin St. in Jefferson

Watch Video for Candlelight Tour Highlights

Watch this video with scenes from Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes in years past. 

Tour Homes & More!

Claiborne House


Captain V. H. Claiborne, the youngest of ten children, was orphaned at an early age and raised by his brothers. Overcoming the odds, he built a successful packing plant in Jefferson, married a prosperous businessman's daughter, and, in 1871, moved into this lovely Greek Revival home.

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Mason-Denton Home


In 1852, this sprawling Free Classic Victorian home, with its wide wrap-around porch, originated as a small Greek Revival cottage. Not content with its location, in 1916, Judge William Mason had the home pulled by oxen to its current location.

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Old Mulberry Inn


Louisiana plantations from the 1850’s inspired the architecture of the Old Mulberry Inn. Located on “Quality Hill,” as the area was originally known, the  main house features heart-of-pine floors, porch-steps on every side, and a spacious veranda.

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Turner Cottage


 Built in the 1880’s, the Turner Cottage features charming Folk Victorian detailing including turned spindle porch supports, jigsaw corner brackets, and porch railings with turned spindles.  Surprisingly, the the home was originally built as a commercial feed store in a once-thriving business area.  

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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 charming, historic Jefferson.

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Tour Dates & Times

Thursday, Dec. 5

3 pm - 7 pm

Friday, Dec. 6

4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, Dec. 7

4 pm  - 8 pm

Thursday, Dec. 12

3 pm - 7 pm

Friday, Dec. 13

4 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, Dec. 14

4 pm - 8 pm

Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes®

Now in its 37th 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 stay for our unique holiday festivities. Your ticket allows you to visit all homes on any date.  Buy tickets now...

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

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:


· Gourmet Restaurants

· Antique & Gift Shops

· Dinner at Excelsior Hote

· Jefferson General Store

· Horse-drawn Carriage Rides

· Riverboat Tours  

· Jay Gould Private Train Car Tour

· Port Jefferson Outpost

· 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 To Yarbroughs & Media Sponsors

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.

Thank you to KMHT Marshall 103.9 Radio for the live broadcast and donated advertisings

Thank you to KTAL Ch. 6 Shreveport/Texarkana for the live broadcast and donated advertising

Thank you to KLTV Ch. 7 Tyler/Longview for donated advertising

Thank you to KVKI Shreveport 96.5 Radio for donated advertising

Thank you to KPIG Texarkana 103.9 Radio for discounted advertising

Map of Tour Homes