Event Date: Friday & Saturday, December 9 & 10,
Event Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Event Location: Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby in downtown Houston
Event Description: The
Heritage Society's 49th Annual Candlelight Tour showcases
eight of Houston's oldest historic structures trimmed to perfection in
traditional 19th century décor. The flicker of candles
carefully set out specifically for the event illuminates Sam Houston
Park. As visitors tour the park, they will find that each of the
structures offers a different variety of family-friendly entertainment
including everything from storytellers and re-enactors to local
children's choirs. Additionally, The Heritage Society Museum Gallery
will feature More than a Toy: Dolls from the Victorian Era
exhibit. Children may also have their photo taken with Santa, play
in the snow, enjoy a holiday story reading, and make crafts at Santa's
Volunteer activities: Friday, December 9, 2011 from 5:30–10:00
p.m. and/or Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 5:30–10:00
p.m. – volunteers are needed in the areas of Hospitality, Event Ticket
Sales, Entertainment, Security, Surveying, Santa’s Workshop and various
other event services.
Jennifer Jackson, 713.655.1912, ext. 113, or at
Please mail, email or fax your
volunteer application to
confirm your attendance.
Volunteer Job Descriptions: We need your help! Come join the fun
and volunteer at this wonderful holiday event. Please see below for the
various volunteer opportunities.
Each night to sell tickets, collect tickets as visitors enter, and
control the ticket line. Volunteers should be well-organized and
enjoy working with the public.
Each night to distribute to The Heritage Society members their
admission tickets, which are free with their membership. Volunteers
will also provide visitors with membership information.
Each night to check in entertainers and crafters. Entertainment
check-in volunteers will inform the escorts where to take the
Escorts for Entertainment Groups
Each night to escort entertainment groups to their performance
location (after they check-in) and help get the groups set-up at
their designated location. Not all groups will need escorts, but
the volunteer will need to make sure they get set-up.
Each night to check in volunteers, provide them with name badges,
and guide them to their designated station. Also will relieve other
volunteers as needed.
Entertainment Hospitality Room
Each night to provide refreshments to entertainers, replenish
refreshment supply, and to monitor crowd control in room.
Each night to survey willing visitors about their experience at
Candlelight. Volunteers should enjoy interacting with people and
have a friendly disposition.
Each night to trouble shoot. Volunteers will be in groups of
two. Duties include helping visitors with directional information,
relieving other volunteers as needed for breaks, etc.
Distribution of Event Brochures
Distribute Candlelight Tour brochures around the community.
Volunteers will be required to either walk around to downtown
businesses or to drive around the city to venues such as hotels,
libraries, grocery stores, community centers and YMCAs.
* Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to perform certain