School and Scout Groups

Candle Tea 2023

Please read the main Candle Tea Reservations page and this page carefully before making your reservation(s).

Special abbreviated versions of the Candle Tea are held for school groups (public, private and home-schooled) and Scout groups in the historic Single Brothers House in Old Salem.*

Candle Tea for school and scout groups includes a candle-making demonstration and a visit to the historic kitchen, where guests will hear about the early Moravians' daily activities, and how the young people in Salem were educated and the older boys learned a trade.

Each guest is served a Moravian sugar cookie (gluten-free available) and receives a trimmed lovefeast candle. Each Scout receives a Candle Tea patch. The tour concludes with a viewing of the putz (an intricate, miniature Salem scene) and the Nativity. Tour totals about 1 hr. 15 min.

Admission is $2.50 per person, including small children. Non-refundable payment is required to complete your reservation(s). 

Advance reservations are available for groups of up to 26 persons, every 15 minutes. Group size is strictly limited by Fire Code.

Dates and Start Times, 2023: 

School Tea 

  • Wed.-Fri., Nov. 29-Dec. 1, and Dec. 6-8,
  • 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Scout Tea

  • Sat., Dec. 2 and 9,
  • 9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Inclement weather policy: If the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools or Old Salem close for the day or close early due to bad weather, the Candle Tea will also close. Check news media or the Candle Tea homepage for an update.

For more information about school teas, send an email or call 336-749-9463. For more information about scout teas, email

Click here to make your School or Scout group reservation(s).

We look forward to seeing you at Candle Tea!

Download Planning Your Visit to Candle Tea for specific group instructions.

*Note about Old Salem tours: Old Salem tours, including the Old Salem tour of the Single Brothers House, are handled by Old Salem Inc., and are completely separate from Candle Tea. To schedule an Old Salem tour on the same day you visit Candle Tea, contact the Tour Coordinators at Old Salem by calling 800-441-5305. Also please note: There are different unloading places for Candle Tea and for tours of Old Salem. 

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