- $5 for a one-day admission to Candlelight (up to $12 value)
Admission is valid for one adult, child, or senior for one day of the festival. On December 14 and 15, Dallas Heritage Village transforms into a festive wonderland celebrating holiday traditions from 1840 to 1910. Between grabbing eats at food trucks, guests can snap a picture with St. Nicholas, listen to carolers, take part in period games, and take carriage rides along candlelit paths. Local entertainers will also perform on three stages.
Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park
At Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park, visitors step back in time more than 100 years, immersed in the buildings and lifestyles of those who populated the land from 1840 to 1910. These historic structures have been slowly relocated over the last century to represent north-central Texas's storied past in one location: Dallas Heritage Village, the town’s first city park. Spanning 20 acres, the village is populated by 38 historic structures including a railroad complex, farmstead, church, and pioneer and Victorian homes, where actors donning period clothing await to educate guests on their customs while making them wonder if they accidentally traveled back in time. The site hosts regular student history hunts and seasonal learning programs, such as Plow, Plant, and Shear and Civil War on the Homefront.