Candlelight Christmas Tour and Christmas Dinner

December 6th & 7th, 2019


Candlelight Christmas in Historic Murfreesboro is everything special that this holiday season affords. 

Tour Features:
• Historically significant structures
• Traditional holiday fare in most venues
• Complimentary horse-drawn carriage and tram rides in the Historic District
• Beautiful seasonal decorations representing the magic of Christmas
• Musical entertainment at most sites
• Southern Christmas Dinner at Murfree Center
• Delectable Home-made Cakes at Hertford Academy

Each year, hundreds of visitors make the pilgrimage to Murfreesboro to recapture and experience anew the spirit of Christmas past and present. Visitors stroll along the Historic District’s candle lit streets and walkways. Old acquaintances are renewed and new friends made in a memory-making atmosphere. Christmas in Historic Murfreesboro always conjures a vision of heavily laden tables offering a sumptuous Southern meal in an amazing fashion.    


A complimentary horse and carriage ride in the Historic District will enhance the complete Christmas moment. Individuals, families, church groups, fraternal and civic organizations are urged to join in the celebration.

Bring a child and recapture the wonders of the season through his or her eyes! We promise that you won’t be disappointed!

FYI: This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.  We recommend you check the weather report before leaving home and bring an umbrella, if needed.  Walkways are lit with candles so you might want to bring a flashlight.


Ticket prices: Adults - $35, Ages 11-16 - $10, Children under 10  are free.

To pay by check download your ticket order form here

Candlelight Christmas is held Rain or Shine -- tickets are non-refundable.

Reservations are required. The deadline for making reservations is November 30th. Advanced sale tickets are available, call 252-398-5922.

 Area Accommodations (partial listing )

Murfreesboro is located approximately 60 miles from Norfolk, Virginia, and 120 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bed & Breakfast — Marie & Ned Knepper — (252) 398-4511
The English Inn — Geri Bradshaw —
(252) 398-3201
The Flanagan House — Tim & Teresa Flanagan — (252) 398-3676
• The Oaks —Craig Dennis— (252) 396-7415

10 miles from Murfreesboro
Cutawhiskey Bed & Breakfast —Rae & Steve Taylor — (252) 587-3667

13 miles south of Murfreesboro
Ahoskie Inn — (252)332-4165
Tomahawk Motel — (252)332-3194
Jernigan House Bed & Breakfast — (252)209-5455

Franklin, VA
22 miles north of Murfreesboro
Franklin Inn — (757)562-4100
Comfort Inn — (800)221-2222 or (757)569-0018
Days Inn — (757)562-2225
Super 8 Motel — (757)562-2888
The Pace House Inn — (757)516-6263

Roanoke Rapids
I-95, Exit 173 - 35 miles west
Days Inn — (252)536-4867
Hampton Inn — (252)537-7555
Holiday Inn Express — (252)536-2300 (exit 171)
Interstate Inns — (252)536-4111
Jameson Inn — (252)533-0022
Orchard Inn — (252)536-2131
Sleep Inn — (252)537-3141

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• Brady C. Jefcoat Museum
 Dr. Walter Reed House
• Evans Tin Shop
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• John Wheeler House
• Murfree-Smith Law Office
• Roberts-Vaughan House
• Southall Cemetery
• Village Print Shop
• Vincent-Deale Blacksmith Shop
• William Rea Museum
• Winborne Law Office and Country Store
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