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Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes returns for 36th year

Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 7, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The tour, sponsored by Franklin Synergy Bank, will feature beautiful and historic private homes, distinctive churches, and as always, the graceful Oaklands Mansion.

The cornerstone of the tour is the grand Oaklands Mansion, which along with the other festively adorned historical homes and churches, will kick-off your holiday season. This year’s walking tour will take place along beautiful East Main and East College Streets. From the veranda of Oaklands Mansion and along the tour, you will hear the music of carolers from local schools and churches.

In addition to spectacular downtown homes and churches, Oaklands Mansion will host a Holiday Marketplace in Maney Hall. A selection of local artisans and craftspeople from around Murfreesboro will feature their wares for Christmas shoppers. It’s the perfect opportunity to make gift purchases for friends and family while enjoying the sights and sounds of the season at historic Oaklands Mansion. Admission to the marketplace is included with tickets to the Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.

“The Tour of Homes has been an annual Murfreesboro tradition for over thirty years. Begin your holiday season by experiencing the character and personality of these fine homes and their respective care-takers. Your ticket purchase supports education and preservation right here in our community,” said James Manning, Executive Director of Oaklands.

Purchase advance tickets (either online at or in the museum shop) by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 5th and receive a special price of $20.00 for adults. Tickets purchased after 4 p.m. on December 5th will be available only online and at the door for $25.00 per adult and $10.00 for students ages 6-12. This event is free for ages 5 and under. On the night of the tour, tickets can be purchased at any home on the tour or at Oaklands’ Museum Shop for $25 for adults and $10 for students ages 6-12.

Sponsorships for the Tour are available now. Oaklands Mansion is a non-profit educational organization. For information on becoming a sponsor, please call (615) 893-0022 or email

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