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Shiloh Christmas Tea This Saturday

The Shiloh Christmas Tea and Candlelight service dates back to 1986 which is a long time ago, but pales in comparison to the structure it is held in which dates back to the 1800's!!!

Be sure to enjoy the nearly hour long service of songs, scripture and fellowship with bagpipes playing on the grounds and orchestral instruments leading the music during the service which includes Shiloh tea and sugar cookies! Services are every hour beginning at 3pm with the last service beginning at 6pm.


Christmas Tea and Candlelight Service

First Saturday in December


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


*Reservations are not required.

Open House

First Sunday in December

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM



Floral Designer, Tom Williamson, and Shiloh Church Preservation established the Christmas Tea in 1986.  The tea is a lovely way to begin the Christmas season and provides an opportunity to reflect on our lives and the reason we celebrate Christmas.  It helps us to remember the simpler times and to appreciate God's many gifts.

All of the Christmas decorations used in Shiloh are found in nature.  The natural beauty of all of the elements only serves to enhance the radiant beauty and serenity that is "Shiloh." 

Due to the overwhelming support of the Christmas Tea, we are now holding four services and communion is no longer served.  Each service consists of Chamber music, scripture reading, prayer, and fellowship.  Between each service, a bagpiper plays on the grounds.  Shiloh tea and sugar cookies are served.

Christmas Tea is free.  An offering will be taken to cover expenses of the tea.  Shiloh Church Preservation is always appreciative of donations for ongoing restorations.

Tom Williamson provides decorations each year from Flowers on Main in Troy, NC.