47th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour

Saturday & Sunday—December 9-10, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Preparations are underway for this exciting annual event – details below!

Stroll the picturesque streets of Fredericksburg and enjoy docent-led tours of houses on historic Washington Avenue. Professional decorators, designers, and artists beautifully decorate each home for the holidays—a delight for the eye and an inspiration for the upcoming holidays.

2017 Locations

Washington Avenue – house numbers 1200, 1206, 1302, 1309, and 1500

Gift Shop – 616 Amelia Street

2017
Candlelight Tour Sponsors

 

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2017 Holiday Ornament – available now!

Modeled after ironwork on 1206 Washington Avenue.

Ornaments are available in our Shop.

Learn more about being a 2017 Candlelight Tour Sponsor

EVENT DETAILS

Daytime Tour
Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11am to 5pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 11am to 5pm

Evening Tour
(for evening tour ticket holders only)
Saturday, December 9, 2017

Evening Tour: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Party: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Saturday Evening Cocktail Party will be held at the Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. Come ready to bid on our Silent Auction, full of amazing items, with all proceeds going to support the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.


TICKETS

Tickets on sale now!

Daytime Tour Tickets
HFFI Members – $20*, Non-members – $25
Day of the tour – $30
Child (5-11) – $15

Group rates
10-15 tickets – $20 each
16-20 tickets – $18 each
21+ tickets – $15 each

Daytime tour tickets are good for both Saturday & Sunday during the day, each ticket valid to see each house one time.

Purchase your daytime tour tickets in advance and save $5.

Evening Tour Tickets – includes Saturday Night Cocktail Party
$60 each or 2/$100
Limited number available!
Evening tour tickets also include a festive cocktail party. Evening tour ticket holders can see homes during both the daytime and evening hours.

* HFFI Member tickets can only be purchased online or at the HFFI Office – satellite ticket locations prior to tour cannot offer member discount.

Please Note: Candlelight Tour tickets are non-refundable. (Both daytime and evening tickets)


 TICKET SALES LOCATIONS

Tickets go on sale October 1, 2017

Tickets sold online at MissionTix

Print your tickets and bring them with you to the event.

Tickets also sold here:

HFFI, 1200 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Fredericksburg Visitor Center, 706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Spotsylvania Visitor Center, 4707 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22407


PARKING

Please pay attention to street signs, including No Parking and Homeowner Only Parking. The event is located on Washington Avenue, however, no guest parking will be allowed on this street. There will be plenty of parking in the surrounding area.


CANDLELIGHT TOUR GIFT SHOP

The gift shop and restrooms will be located in the former Free Lance-Star Community Room at 616 Amelia Street. Crossing guards will be stationed between Washington Avenue and the Gift Shop to direct you.

Gift Shop hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday, December 9 and 11am to 5pm on Sunday December 10.

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. will be selling its annual Holiday Candlelight Tour commemorative ornament, memberships to HFFI, tour tickets, as well as other merchandise. Additional vendors will also be at the gift shop selling gifts for the holiday season.

Interested in being a Sponsor? Click here.


2017
Candlelight Tour Sponsors

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do the proceeds from the tour go?

The proceeds of the Candlelight Tour fund the programs and projects of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., a non-profit membership organization that has worked to protect the historic and cultural resources of the Fredericksburg area since 1955.

The mission of the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., is to preserve, protect, and revitalize the distinctive historic environment and cultural resources of the Fredericksburg area. The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., accomplishes this mission through education, advocacy and financial resources.

What houses are on the tour this year?

The 2017 Candlelight Tour will be held on historic Washington Avenue.
Homes include 1200, 1206, 1302, 1309, and 1500.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code for the tour, but we ask that you please do not wear high heal shoes as these may damage the floors within the homes.

Otherwise feel free to dress comfortably and in accordance with the weather.

What time is the tour?

Candlelight day tours are conducted on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 & 10 from 11AM to 5PM.

The day ticket includes a tour of each home, a keepsake tour booklet, and complimentary cookie with cider at the Gift Shop (616 Amelia Street).

What is the Saturday Evening Tour and Cocktail Party?

The Evening Tour and Cocktail Party is a fun way to make a special evening event out of this annual holiday tour. A limited number of tickets are sold, so lines to see the homes are shorter, candlelight illuminates the walkway to the homes, and the cocktail party is a great way to celebrate the holidays with friends and support local preservation.

The evening tour is conducted on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00PM. The evening tour includes a tour of each of the properties as well as a Cocktail Party from 7 to 10pm.

Tickets can only be purchased in advance of the tour (after October 1st) either by mail, online, or at the HFFI office in the Lewis Store, 1200 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg from 12 to 3pm on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.   The evening tour tickets are $60.00 for one ticket or $100.00 for two tickets. The evening tickets are limited in number and must be purchased in advance.

Is there additional entertainment on the days of the tour?

Holiday entertainment will be near Mary Washington Monument and the Hugh Mercer Statue.

Where can I buy tickets for the tour?

Tickets can be purchased in advance of the tour either online or at the HFFI office in the Lewis Store, 1200 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg from 12 to 3PM on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

Tickets can also be purchased at the Fredericksburg Visitors Center, 706 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg during their normal operating hours. Only non-member, day tour tickets are available at the Visitors Center, HFFI member price tickets and evening tickets must be purchased directly from HFFI.

On the days of the tour (December 10 & 11), tickets will be available at the Candlelight Tour Gift Shop (616 Amelia Street).

HFFI member tickets are $20.00. Non-HFFI member tickets purchased in advance of the tour day are $25.00 and $30.00 on the day of the tour.

Tickets will NOT be sold at the individual houses.

Do I have to choose either Saturday or Sunday?

Not at all! Your tour ticket allows you to see each house one time—that can either be on Saturday or Sunday. See them all in one day or split them between the two and enjoy a whole weekend in downtown Fredericksburg!

What if it rains?

The tour will continue as scheduled even if it is raining or snowing. If there is precipitation outside, plastic covers will be provided to enclose your umbrella while within the home.

How long will I have to wait in line for each house?

Depending on the number of attendees, the wait times for touring each home could be short or long. Visiting the homes during off-peak hours could shorten your wait time considerably. The busiest time for visiting the homes is on Saturday afternoon from 11am-3pm.

Since these are private homes, all tours within the homes are guided and the number of persons entering a home at a time will be limited due to physical space within the home.

Basic tips about the tour.

No food or drink is permitted within buildings. Beverages will have to be left outside and retrieved upon exiting the home.

Any type of wheelchair or mobile assistance will have to be left outside and retrieved upon exiting the home.

Children under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult.

If there are runners on the floors inside the homes, please try to stay on them. We are trying to protect the floors for our generous homeowners.

2016

2016 Candlelight Tour Sponsorships


Saturday Evening Cocktail Party

*Community Bank of the Chesapeake


Tour Book Sponsor

*Davenport & Co.


Candlelight Tour Gift Shop

*Leckner Nissan/ Leckner Ford

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Ticket Sponsor

* Lewis Insurance

Lewis Insurance


Premium Advertisers

* Rappahannock Electric


*Coldwell Banker, Carriage House Realty, Inc.
Janel O’Malley and Robin Marine


* Habalis


* Hallowed Ground Tours


CTI Real Estate


Dr. Jazriel Cruz


Quarles Petroleum


University of Mary Washington Foundation


Quarles Petroleum

Tour Book Advertisers

* Classic Car Center

* Creative Color Printing and Mailing

* Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

* Fredericksburg Main Street VA Inc.

* Irish Eyes

* Nichols Auction Marketing Group

* Richard Johnston Inn

* Robert B. Payne, Heating & Air Conditioning

*Roxbury Farm and Garden Center


* Beck’s Antiques

* Bistro Bethem

* Monkees of Fredericksburg

* University of Mary Washington Foundation

* Vivify Burger Lounge

*Washington Heritage Museums


*Agora Downtown Coffee Shop

* James Monroe Museum

* Made in Virginia Store



* Denotes previous Candlelight Tour advertiser

2015

2015 Candlelight Tour Sponsorships


Saturday Evening Cocktail Party

Chancellor’s Village


Davenport & Co.


Candlelight Tour Gift Shop

Comfort Keepers
Leckner Nissan/ Leckner Ford

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Ticket Sponsor

* Lewis Insurance

Lewis Insurance


Tour Book Sponsor

Weichert Realtors
Jurgensen Group


Premium Advertisers

* Mary Washington Healthcare


* Rappahannock Electric


* Braehead Manor


Coldwell Banker, Carriage House Realty, Inc.
Janel O’Malley and Robin Marine


* Habalis


* Hallowed Ground Tours


 Big Cloud Media


Coldwell Banker, Elite
Hagerman Group


Found & Sons Funeral Home


Habitat Maids


Merestone Geomatics


Quarles Petroleum


Rappahannock Rain


The Walden Team
Missy Walden, Realtor


ADT

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Caroline’s Realty
Laura Lee Jaworski


Flicko’s Video Services


Tour Book Advertisers

Businets

Central Rappahannock Regional Library

* Classic Car Center

* Community Bank of the Chesepeake

* Creative Color Printing and Mailing

* Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

* Fredericksburg Main Street VA Inc.

* Holt for Homes

* Irish Eyes

* Nichols Auction Marketing Group

* Richard Johnston Inn

* Robert B. Payne, Heating & Air Conditioning

Roxbury Farm and Garden Center

Susan Pates- Long & Foster Realty


* Beck’s Antiques

* Holcomb Contracting Group

* Monkees of Fredericksburg

* University of Mary Washington Foundation

Virginia Deli

Washington Heritage Museums


Agora Downtown Coffee Shop

* Bistro Bethem

* Kiss & Tell

* James Monroe Museum

* Made in Virginia Store

* Vivify Burger Lounge



* Denotes 2014 Candlelight Tour advertiser

2014

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