Candlelight Christmas Tour

December 19, 2021

Candlelight Christmas at Historic Rosedale

December 19th 5:00 to 7:00pm

One night Only. Special Event.


Experience Historic Rosedale by candlelight. Candlelight makes everything different and more magical. Throughout history, articles like clothing and furniture were designed to enhance the darkness that night brought without the benefit of electric lighting.  Add holiday decorations and you have a special experience.

Historic Rosedale has been home to the Frew, Caldwell, and Davidson families, along with both enslaved and freed African Americans, for over 200 years. As such, it has experienced many joys (as well as sorrows) during the holiday season. Come visit our 1815 historic home where rooms will be decorated to represent a variety of Christmases past. You’ll experience a holiday spent in mourning, the festive traditions of the African American enslaved, an elegant Victorian table, and a 1940s wartime Christmas.  Take a holiday inspired walk through history at the Queen City’s second oldest home.

This one night only Holiday Tours will begin with the gates opening at 5:00pm for you to enjoy a leisurely walk of our gardens and grounds. Light refreshments (coffee, hot chocolate, cider and sweets) will be provided. Enjoy strolling carolers courtesy of Queen City Groove (

The guided house tour will start promptly at 6:00pm and last approximately an hour. Tickets must be purchased in advance and online at When purchasing tickets, please confirm your date selection as a variety of dates are available. If you require assistance, please contact our office at 704-335-0325.

In the spirit of giving, we will have “snack packs” available to purchase in support of our local elementary school, Highland Renaissance Academy. These snack packs are an important part of helping to fight hunger in our community by providing outside of school nourishment to children in need.

Member tickets are $20.00

Discount tickets (K-12, University students with ID, AAA, Military, Seniors) are $23.00

Regularly priced tickets are $ 25.00

Details Price Qty
Members Ticket $20.00 (USD)  
DiscountTicket (AAA, Senior, K-12, Military) $23.00 (USD)  
Regular Tickets $25.00 (USD)