46th Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour

Saturday & Sunday—December 10-11, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Stroll the picturesque streets of Fredericksburg and enjoy docent-led tours of five historic houses in the Lewis/Winchester Street neighborhood. Professional decorators, designers, and artists beautifully decorate each home for the holidays—a delight for the eye and an inspiration for the upcoming holidays.

Homes will include:

512 Lewis Street
600 Lewis Street
1203 Winchester Street
502 Fauquier Street
1111 Prince Edward Street
*1015 Prince Edward Street

*Saturday Evening Tour Only

Added bonus for 2016 – Visit “Mary’s Winter Garden” at the Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles Street, for a special holiday garden display.

2016
Candlelight Tour Sponsors

 

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2016 Holiday Ornament

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Pre-order your ornament today in our Shop.

Learn more about being a 2016 Candlelight Tour Sponsor

Tour is held on Saturday and Sunday, December 10-11, 2016 from 11am-5pm, and Saturday evening from 6 – 8 pm (for evening tour ticket holders only).   Evening tour tickets also include a festive cocktail party. Purchase your daytime tour tickets in advance and save $5.

Evening Tour & Cocktail Party

Saturday, December 10, 2016

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 Brock’s Riverside Grill

EVENING TOUR TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

Thank you to our Saturday Evening Cocktail Party sponsor, Community Bank of the Chesapeake.

Special Guest – Jeremy Grey from Thunder 104.5

Come ready to bid on our Silent Auction, full of amazing items, with all proceeds going to support the Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc.

Evening tour ticket holders can see homes during both the daytime and evening hours

Tickets on sale Now!

Tickets available online through 3:00 p.m., December 9th
After which time please come to the Candlelight Tour Gift Shop on the weekend of the tour to purchase tickets.

Visit the Tour Gift Shop located at 616 Amelia Street during the daytime tour for your tour book and the 2016 ornament.
Gift Shop sponsored by Leckner Nissan

Daytime Tour Tickets
HFFI Members – $20*, Non-members – $25
Day of the tour – $30
Child – $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.

Evening Tour Tickets* – includes Saturday Night Cocktail Party
$60 each or 2/$100
Limited number available!

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


Ticket Sales Locations

www.hffi.org
HFFI Office* 540-371-4504 (1200 Caroline Street, Wednesday- Friday 12-3 pm)

Fredericksburg Visitor Center 540-373-1776 (706 Caroline Street)
Spotsylvania Visitor Center 540-507-7090 (5420 Jefferson Davis Highway)

*Member discount and evening tickets are only available online or at HFFI offices

Please contact us for more information or to purchase group rate tickets.

Tickets can be purchased on days of tour, but only at
Candlelight Tour Gift Shop, Sponsored by Leckner Nissan (616 Amelia Street)*
and Fredericksburg Visitor Center 540-373-1776 (706 Caroline Street)

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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 2016 Candlelight Tour will be held in the Winchester/ Lewis Street neighborhood.
Homes will include:

512 Lewis Street
600 Lewis Street
1203 Winchester Street
502 Fauquier Street
1111 Prince Edward Street
*1015 Prince Edward Street

*Saturday Evening Tour Only

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 10 & 11 from 11AM to 5PM.

The day ticket includes a tour of each of the five listed properties, a keepsake tour booklet, and complimentary cookie with cider at the Gift Shop (located at 616 Amelia Street in the Free Lance-Star Community Room).

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 five listed properties as well as an additional evening-only house (1015 Prince Edward Street), as well as a Cocktail Party from 7 to 10pm.

Tickets can only be purchased in advance of the tour 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 on the streets and near the homes in the tour area.

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.

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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


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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



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