The annual Christmas Candlelight Tours are held on the second Friday and Saturday in December from 6 pm until 8:30 pm. During event hours, guests can enjoy the beauty of the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Higgerson School Historic Site, the New Madrid Historical Museum, and the River Walk Gallery free of charge. This is the only time of the year that the Hunter-Dawson Home lights the oil chandeliers, oil lamps, and candles, as the home has no electric lights. The fresh cut greenery, guides in period dress, and holiday decorations make this a truly unique glimpse into the past. Other events held during this weekend include a Christmas parade and Santa's Village.
Latitude: 36.595902 Longitude: -89.524765 Elevation: 305 ft
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Executive Director, New Madrid Chamber of Commerce Tourism Director, City of New Madrid
New Madrid Historical Museum, Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site, Higgerson School Historic Site, River Walk Gallery, Riverfront area
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12/11/2015 – 12/12/2015