Candle Tea 2023

Welcome to the First Moravian Candle Tea!

The Candle Tea has been First Moravian’s Christmas gift to the Greensboro community since 1962.

Join us this December for live music in the Sanctuary, refreshments in the Tavern, Moravian craft demonstrations (star-making, beeswax candle-making, pottery-throwing, blacksmithing, and more), the Putz, and an opportunity to purchase your favorite holiday treats, including chicken pies, lighted Advent stars, and Moravian baked goods such as sugarcake, stollen, and apple dumplings.

Our 2023 Candle Tea will be held Friday, December 1st (2:00-9:00pm) and Saturday, December 2nd (10:00am-12:00pm)

This year, we look forward to welcoming back many of our beloved vendors and musical groups after a pandemic hiatus. 


Musical Performances

Throughout our Candle Tea event, area musical ensembles and soloists perform in our Sanctuary and Tavern.

View the 2023 Candle Tea Music Schedule 


Online Store

In need of gifts for family, friends, teachers, neighbors, or co-workers? You can find delicious treats such as Mrs. Hanes' Hand-Rolled Moravian Cookies and local honey, plus handmade beeswax candles and lighted Advent stars in our online Candle Tea Store. Simply purchase online and stop by our church office Monday-Friday, 9:00am-1:00pm to pick up your order. Please note that we are unable to ship items from our online store and offer local pick-up only.