Raleigh's historic Oakwood Candlelight Tour making changes for annual event
Historic Oakwood will still transform in December, but don't plan on walking through homes during this year's tour.
Yeah, that is the best part of Al go back here in Raleigh. The Oakwood candlelight tour is one of the premier holiday events for anyone interested in seeing some of Raleigh's most historic homes inside and outside, dazzled in lights and decorations. It is stunning Arlena till it also spoke with an organizer there about the new take on this year's tour. Yeah, the historic Oakwood candlelight tour in downtown Raleigh is happening this season, but like everything else in 2020 it will look different here. To tell us about it is Viven Peterson, the chair of the historic Oakwood candlelight tour. Viven Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you for having me. So we know this is a tradition for those who love to see the season come alive in this historic community. How will this year's event look? Well, we are changing up a little bit this year. As you know, the traditional tour involves people go into the houses and getting a little look inside of the decorations. But because of Kobe, we decided Thio focus on the exterior this year. So we've asked for, uh, some house to feature to be featured on the tour that we're going to dio through, ah app that it's free to download called Junket, which will post on the website once the tours uploaded for people to walk around in their leisure free time, no set time, no ticket cost. Just open up for the community to just look at the houses from the outside and appreciate, um, the decorations and the architectures from the outside so all the houses will be decked out on the outside. So I imagine there's still plenty to see if people want to drive or walk on their own as well. Yes, absolutely, Of course we have. I think we have about 22 when I last spoke to Matthew, but maybe more feature houses that will be on the chore. But we did reach out to the whole community and asked them to really bring their a game with the death of the decorations this year. So there will be a lot to see. Sounds really exciting in a safe way to do so as well. The von Peterson, with the historic okla community, Thanks for your time and best of luck this season. Thank you. Well again. The event which normally requires paid tickets, will not cost you anything this season. So take advantage of that if you missed it. In the interview, The APP is called Junket, which is free. The tour starts on December 12th and runs through the 27.