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Hillsborough Candlelight Tour: Books By Candlelight

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Name: Hillsborough Candlelight Tour: Books By Candlelight
Date: December 16, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

Frances Mayes, a contributing author to “27 Views of Hillsborough” says of Hillsborough “On a stroll along the main street, you’ll likely pass the author of one of your favorite books…..Say hello. The natives are friendly.” Her description of life in Hillsborough is the basis of this year’s Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce candlelight tour plans.

The 32nd Annual Candlelight Tour, scheduled for December 9th from 1 to 7 PM, will feature “pop up” readings from local authors who have celebrated the charm of this small town in various writings as testimony of their love for the place they live and work. The tradition of opening a variety of homes and historic sites continues, where visitors will find festive holiday décor, local musicians, and readings from authors and local students during the afternoon.

A self-guided tour, the Chamber’s Candlelight Tour invites the guests to create family holiday traditions while exploring the town’s many historic treasures, visiting the local merchants, and becoming a “citizen for the day”! Visitors should expect to find more to do than can be accomplished in one afternoon, so relax and enjoy the stroll!  Check out full details on the Hillsborough Candlelight Tour page.

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Date/Time Information:
Sunday, December 9th
1 to 7 p.m.
Register online now.  Discounted advance registration prices available November 5th through 1 p.m. December 3rd: $20.00 for adults and $12.00 for children ages 10-17. Children under 9 are free. Regular price for admission December 3rd through the day of is $30.00 for adults and $18.00 for children ages 10 to 17.  Online reservations will close as of 11:55 p.m. December 8th. “Will Call” and “Day Of” ticketing will be located at the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce office, 200 North Churton St., Hillsborough, NC.

Carriage rides will be available departing from Burwell School day of Tour, every 30 minutes, beginning at Noon with last ride departing at 4:30 PM. Ticketing for the carriage ride is separate, $10.00/person. Groups of up to 5 may reserve a time for discounted price of $40.00, lap children are free.  Reserve your carriage ride spots online now.  The Chamber office will confirm your reservation time prior to the event.
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