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The Moravian Candle Tea at Old Salem has been a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition since 1929. Guests experience the sights, sounds, smells, and even the tastes of early Moravian Christmas traditions.
Experience Early Moravian Traditions
Guides wearing early Moravian period attire lead guests in a tour of the Single Brothers House on Salem Square in Old Salem. In the “saal,” or chapel, guests sing carols accompanied by a restored 1797 Tannenburg organ. Breathe in the scent of little handmade Moravian beeswax candles with their accompanying red fringe.
Guests can watch demonstrations of the making of these, view the lighted nativity scene, and the “putz” — a detailed miniature wintry scene of 1900’s Old Salem. As a special treat, guests enjoy a warm mug of Moravian coffee to wash down the fresh-baked Moravian sugar cake.
The event, organized by the Women’s Fellowship of Home Moravian Church in Old Salem, draws around 10,000 visitors annually. Proceeds benefit many charitable causes.
Candle Tea 2019 Schedule
- Thursdays and Fridays, December 5 & 6 from 1 – 8:30 PM
- Saturdays, December 7 & 14, 11:30 AM – 8:30 PM
Home Moravian Church advises that “Best time to come is Thursday afternoons”
- Additional times for School groups and Scout groups at homemoravian.org
New!: Reservations accepted for December 5 and 12 only (4 – 8:30 PM)
- Prepaid reservations will be offered for up to 20 people for slots every 15 minutes from 4 PM – 8:30 PM when prepaid with Paypal. Make your non-refundable reservation for $7 per person here. Arrive at least 5 minutes early or forfeit your reservation.
Single Brothers’ House
600 South Main Street
Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door of the Single Brothers House.
To avoid the lines and possibly missing out, you can pay $7 for prepaid reservations for Dec 5 and 12, 2019, from 4 – 8:30 PM.
For special times and rates for schools and groups, visit the Candle Tea site.
For more information, call 336-749-9463.
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