Candle Tea 2021

Updated information for Candle Tea 2021

Candle Tea 2021

Updated August 26

Due to the upward climb of COVID cases in our area at this time, the Women’s Fellowship of Home Moravian Church will not be holding the traditional Candle Teas within the Single Brothers’ House. School and Scout teas will not be held.

The Candle Tea will return to the Salem Square for a one day event on Saturday Dec. 4 from noon until 4 p.m. (rain date Dec. 11).

This one-day festival will highlight the traditions of the Moravians as they welcome the Advent and Christmas season. "Interactive" will be our key word as we engage the strolling public as they wander among the activities presented in Salem Square.

Check back to this site for more information about this unique event.

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Candle Tea is considered by many area residents and visitors the opening event of the Advent and Christmas seasons. The Women’s Fellowship of Home Moravian Church organizes and hosts Candle Tea to share with our guests the Moravian traditions and customs of the season. All net proceeds are donated to charitable organizations, locally and globally.

To learn more about what Candle Tea is, and what it means to so many people, please see a professionally produced 28-minute video/documentary. It’s available here and on YouTube.

Also, scroll down this page to see a short video with an overview of the traditional Candle Tea.

COVID 19 Pandemic Protocols: Candle Tea events will follow current local and state guidelines as issued by the CDC, state of North Carolina and local health officials.

Special Candle Tea Activities 

I Spy Candle TeaA game for children of all ages. Come to Old Salem and find the historic Moravian buildings and features around the Square. After the pandemic is over, attend Candle Tea and experience the sights, sounds and scents of a traditional Moravian Christmas.

Candle Tea Crossword: Test your knowledge of Candle Tea by trying to complete this simple crossword puzzle. Here are the solutions, but try not to peek!


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Candle Tea proceeds benefit those in need locally and globally.

Please consider making a donation now to Candle Tea by clicking here or on the Candle Tea logo.

See a list of organizations and causes supported by Candle Tea.

This video, which captures the spirit of Candle Tea, is narrated by Home Church Pastor Ginny Tobiassen and was produced by Home Church member Britton Sear. 

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