GREENSBORO, N.C. -- It's a traditional celebration marking the beginning of the Christmas season! You're invited to Candle Tea at First Moravian Church in Greensboro.

The simple tradition known as Candle Tea marks the start of Advent and the Christmas season for many Greensboro residents. As part of the celebration, guests are greeted by hosts in early Moravian dress, demonstrating many traditions dating back hundreds of years.

You can tour First Moravian Church grounds, enjoy beautiful music and talks on Moravian history in the Church Sanctuary. At the Candle Tea, you'll also be able to watch and experience fragrant beeswax candles made in the church's Candle Hut.

In the Tavern, you'll enjoy sweet coffee, lemonade and delicious Moravian sugar cake at no charge. When you venture on to the New Fellowship Hall, you'll find the putz (a miniature Christmas scene), ladies trimming candles, Moravian stars, pottery, advent wreaths, chicken pies with gravy, gingerbread, Moravian baked goods, crafts, artists and other amazing finds!

All profits from Candle Tea are distributed to non-profit agencies, locally and internationally.

This is the 54th year First Moravian chuch has welcomed visitors for the Candle Tea.

If you'd like to go, Candle Tea is Friday, December 2 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

First Moravian Church is located at 304 S. Elam Avenue in Greensboro. Admission is free!

You can find more information on the church's website.

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