Tryon Palace Gears Up For Christmas Season

No doubt you'll see a lot of flickering lights this Christmas season, but The Tryon Palace in New Bern wants to take you back to a time where the decorations were simpler.

This is the busiest time of year for the palace as they they take folks back to the 18th century to celebrate the holidays.

Craig Ramey with Tryon Palace says, "We certainly enjoy having people come here this time of year. We get a lot more groups. People will wait until December to book their trip because they want to have that added experience, and they know it's different every year and it's not something they're going to get the other 11 months."

Decoration designer Sadaf Hassan says this years theme is the four seasons. She says, "We do keep the historic aspect in mind using fresh fruits, fresh greenery, and they have worked tireless for the last week putting them together."

All the hard work is meant to take you back to 1770.

The Tryon Palace is having a candlelight masquerade December 14th and 21st.

If you get your tickets by December 1st, they are $18.00 for adults. After that they will be $20.00.

Also, every Friday through Christmas, snow machines will be set up in Bear Plaza to make it feel even more like Christmas.

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