- More than 600 candles illuminate the historic grounds.
- 2022 Dates: December 2nd and 3rd from 5-9 PM.
- Limited tickets available, must be purchased in advance online.
A Candlelight Christmas will always share a special place in my heart and I know I’m not the only one. For me, it started with a move half-way across the country right after graduating from college. I was living in an apartment in an old house in the Historic Oakwood district of Raleigh, NC, and had to work over the holiday. For the first time ever, I wasn’t going to be spending Christmas with my family and it made me terribly homesick. The only thing that made it better was the walk I would take each day through my neighborhood. Much like the Twickenham district here in Huntsville, many of the old homes were grandly decorated for the holidays with candlelight in the windows. Since that time, simple candlelight decorations have always been my favorite holiday window dressing.
So, you can imagine how excited I am to see the beautiful grounds of Burritt on the Mountain all gussied up with more than 600 candles illuminating the ground. You and your entire family can wander throughout the park listening to various musical groups performing a variety of holiday classics. There will also be opportunities to see time-honored handicrafts and Christmas traditions demonstrated throughout the historic houses.
What to Expect this Year
Kris Kringle is back! Visit him in Baron Bluff for a photo opportunity (there will be a photographer there but you are welcome to take your own with your phone) and while waiting to visit children will have a chance to write a letter to Santa and hand deliver it!
There will be music throughout the park as well as Folk School instructors demonstrating traditional Christmas crafts. There will be plenty of complimentary refreshments and hot toddies for the grownups will be available for purchase in Baron Bluff.
Burritt comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Christmas. Cabins are decorated with historic ambiance and the sounds of traditional music fill the air throughout the park. String cranberries and popcorn, make paper punch ornaments, create handmade cards and ice cookies to kickoff the holiday season. It is certainly an event for young and old to enjoy.
To ensure that every visitor is guaranteed admission and a parking space, and therefore can enjoy the evening to the fullest, they will be selling limited tickets for each night. All tickets will be sold in advance. It’s a touch of Christmas past at Burritt on the Mountain’s Candlelight Christmas.
Burritt’s Candlelight Christmas 2022 Details
Date/Time: December 2 – 3, 2022 | 5:00-9:00 PM
Location: Burritt On the Mountain (map)
Cost: Back this year – pricing by carload!
Members: $40 per carload (up to 6 people)
General Public: $50 per carload (up to 6 people)
Tickets on sale now, and are limited so don’t delay!
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