Whalehead’s Candlelight Christmas

Candlelight Christmas Tours
Fridays and Saturdays, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
November 25 – December 17, 2022 

Candlelight Tours are sold out for all dates. Please book early next year.

Normal daytime tours are still available.

Whalehead in Historic Corolla
(Late-November through the 3rd week of December annually)


Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas - Corolla, NC

Whalehead's Candlelight Christmas - Corolla, NC

Step back in time to the 1920’s decor and customs taking place during Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collings Knight, Jr.’s time in Corolla. The Whalehead mansion is beautifully decorated in the tradition of the times with greenery, Christmas trees, music, luscious food, fruit, candy and nuts. This special tour will feature a live performance on the original one-of-a-kind Steinway piano – custom designed for Mrs. Knight – along with a few traditional Christmas carols. Tour participants will explore this magnificent mansion including the newly designed Starkey room exhibit. Guests will also enjoy a holiday treat at the conclusion of the tour.

 Admission is $20.00 per person and reservations are required. Tours are limited, sell out quickly and are non-refundable. For details or to reserve your tour in advance, please call 252-453-9040Candlelight Tours are sold out for all dates. 

Tours begin promptly at 5:00pm. 

Don’t Miss These Other Festive Holiday Events in Corolla!

7th Annual Christmas Craft Village
Friday, November 25, 2022 (11:00am-4:00pm)

Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park
1st Friday after Thanksgiving annually

Start your holiday gift shopping on the grounds of Whalehead in Historic Corolla Park. Enjoy arts and crafts, fine arts, handmade cosmetics, baked goods and other unique treasures from local artists and vendors. The 6th Annual Christmas Craft Village is a one-day show outdoor show that also includes additional fun to help get into the holiday spirit. Take in the sights of Historic Corolla Park on a free carriage ride! Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be in attendance to hear Christmas wishes and provide an opportunity for photos. There will also be food vendors for those hungry for more than a hot beverage. Ring in the holiday season in Corolla!

Corolla Christmas Village
Friday and Saturday Evenings (5:00pm-9:00pm)
November 25, 2022 – December 24, 2022
Historic Corolla Village

The 2nd Annual Corolla Christmas Village brings lights, floral delights, and holiday sights. Historic Corolla Village is transformed into a wonderland that delivers the holiday season spirit. Take a stroll through the sparkling village, where Christmas joy fills the crisp evening air. Each weekend features food trucks, delectable beverages at The Kind Cup coffee shop, and unique shopping opportunities at various Corolla Village merchants. Perfect for the entire family, there is no admission fee for this self-guided event.