Take a step back in time to see how Christmas was celebrated in Dallas 100 years ago when North Texas was still very much a sparsely populated frontier town. The Dallas Heritage Village is having their 40th annual Candlelight Christmas celebration this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, December 14th and 15th!
From 3PM to 9PM, your whole family can explore the Heritage Village by candlelight. Villagers in traditional costumes bring history to life, and all the buildings are dressed with traditional decorations from 1840 to 1910. Joyful carolers fill the air with song as they stroll through the Village. The kids can get their pictures taken with St. Nicholas in the Bandstand. You can munch on the plethora of delicious treats, historic foods, and buy goodies from the bake sale. The best part will be rides through the candlelit village in a horse-drawn carriage or hay ride pulled by an antique tractor.
You can buy tickets at the gate or discounted advance tickets online until December 12th. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for kids 3 and up; tickets at the gate are $2 more. The carriage rides are $5 per person, and the hay rides are $3 per person. Parking is $5 on-site, and there is $10 valet parking available. There is limited free parking across I-30 at the Dallas Farmers Market. The Dallas Heritage Village is located just south of downtown Dallas at 1515 South Harwood St. Find out more information by visiting dallasheritagevillage.org.