Christmas Candlelight Tours
at Historic Brattonsville
SATURDAYS, DEC 7 & 14 | 3 - 9 PM
Walk the candlelit paths of Historic Brattonsville and experience a Southern-style Christmas in the Carolina backcountry. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived here long ago. Meet the new settlers, plantation owners and enslaved African Americans as they bring to life the holiday seasons of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Admission: Adult $10; Senior $8; Youth 4-17 $5; 3 and under & CHM members Free
• Candle Dipping (3 to 6pm)
• Paper Ornament Making (3 to 6pm)
• Popcorn Garland Making (3 to 6pm)
• Brass Quartet Playing Classical Christmas Songs (6 to 9pm)
• St. Nicholas available for last minute Christmas present requests (3 to 9pm)
Christmas Candlelight Tours will feature 5 interpretive venues across the site. The venues will be divided into two time periods, 1780 and 1840. Each scene will be about getting ready for Christmas and setting up a holiday party. The running theme will be on the joy and excitement of the holiday as well as examining where some of the holiday’s traditions originated and how they came to be enjoyed by the people living in the Carolina Piedmont. This year we will start in the Homestead (1840) and move backwards in time ending with the Tavern Party celebrating the recent American victories against the British (1780).
Historic Brattonsville will be closed the day of the events until 3:00 PM
For more information, see: http://chmuseums.org/event/1440/