The 32nd Annual Candlelight Tour - Books by Candlelight. 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 Tour 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”! Discounted advance ticket prices will be $20 for adults, $12 for children ages 10-17, Children under 9 free. Regular price for admission Dec 3rd through the day of is $30 for adults and $18 for children ages 10 to 17. Carriage rides will be available departing from Burwell School, every 30 minutes, beginning at 1PM with last ride departing at 4:30PM, ticketing for the carriage ride is separate, $10/person. Groups of up to 5 may reserve a time for $40, lap children are free. Advance registration is strongly recommended.
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