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Hillsborough Candlelight Tour

Each year, the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Hillsborough Candlelight Tour. 

Previous tours have featured a miniature train ride through Historic Hillsborough's neighborhoods, with stops along the way to enjoy decorated homes, horse and carriage rides, live entertainment, exhibits, and a visit with Santa. The event is held on the second Sunday of December. 


Hillsborough Candlelight Tour: A Salute To Hillsborough Veterans
Sunday, December 10, 2017
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Candlelight returns to Hillsborough! Tour homes from Revolutionary, Civil, WWI, WWII, Korean War & Vietnam Wars, featuring historical re-enactments provided by Orange Community Players and period correct holiday decorations created by the Hillsborough Garden Club. Each ticket includes admission to all tour stops and train/shuttle access. Advance Ticket prices are $15 purchased in advance through December 3, 2017, $20 thereafter. Tour is held rain or shine!

Plan to spend the day enjoying the sights and sounds of the holidays, though, as the festivities begin at Noon on December 10th! History comes alive in our unique shops and restaurants, as we celebrate the veterans of Hillsborough, from Revolutionary to Vietnam. The town offers the perfect backdrop to make a holiday memory with your family, among the offerings for the day you’ll find:

Antique Car Show: Vehicles from 1926 and on will be found around the town at various historic sites and tour stops.

Area merchants join the tour this year, providing history about the building, along with decorations and specials to promote days gone by!

Historic Neighborhood Mini Train Ride: $5.00 per person, free with Candlelight Tour ticket, runs Noon to 6 pm. Passengers may ride all day, getting on and off at various points of interest.

The Inn at Teardrops and Webb House Bed & Breakfasts invite you to enjoy free entertainment & refreshments in a historic setting!

Pictures with Santa Sponsored by Bill Whitmore, Churton Street Realty, and the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough: Much better than the mall line, enjoy Santa & Mrs. Claus at the historic Dickson House. Photos available for $5.00 per seating.

Narrated Carriage Rides offered through our historic neighborhoods, $10.00 person.  Link to buy tickets online coming soon.

Area Churches provide perfect setting for local choirs and musicians to perform, Free (schedule link coming soon)

Gingerbread House Exhibit, at K's Closet, 200 North Churton Street in Downtown Hillsborough – Free, Noon to 6 p.m.

Masonic Lodge hosts Jazz & Vets! Afternoon schedule includes jazz and presentations from area veterans - Free
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

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Our shuttle is provided by Capital Ford and our Shuttle Sponsor is CEI-The Digital Office.