Candles & Candleholders

Nothing enhances a dining table quite like candles. From special occasions to daily use, having some candles to cast a flickering, warm light on your meals provides a subtle and simple luxury that everyone is sure to appreciate. No matter what your entertaining style, Williams-Sonoma offers traditional and modern flameless candles to add some romance and glamour to your life. From tall, thin tapers to tiny tealights, we have candles to suit every occasion and need, whether you simply want to enhance an ambience or you genuinely want or need to create light with candles. We offer handy accessories as well, including taper holders, hurricane lanterns and remote controls for LED candles, allowing you to create a complete collection of candles and tools in one go.


Candles are perfect tableware accessories for any occasion, whether they‘re complementing a crisp, elegant tablecloth or lining the wood railing of a rustic backyard porch. It makes good sense to approach candles in the same way you approach your dinnerware collections - it‘s helpful to have a versatile set of basics in addition to some special-occasion pieces on-hand and at the ready. By picking and choosing different elements from our candle selection, you can create a simple and functional foundation for elegant decoration in any entertaining scenario. Mix and match the candles and candleholders in your collection, pairing them with elegant crystal vases full of flowers or whimsical seasonal decor as the mood strikes.


In our modern world, it‘s no longer necessary to treat candles as your sole source of lighting, but with our generous selection of candles, you can dim your lights and let the candles do the hard work. From romantic dinners for two to Halloween parties and special family events, dining and chatting by candlelight provides a novel experience that will instantly transform any space. From grand suburban homes to small urban apartments, candles can create mood lighting that makes your home feel like an entirely new place. For added safety, opt for flameless LED styles, which may also have a longer illumination time than traditional wick candles.


LED candles are a particularly good idea if you plan to line your table with candles while also incorporating flammable decor elements such as place cards or dried foliage and flowers. Our flameless candle selections provide a similar look and feel to a traditional wick candle. In addition to realistic flickering from the light source, many of these candles have wax construction that gives them an authentic appearance, capturing timeless elegance and balancing that with modern innovation. Of course, if you‘d prefer the real thing, our wick candles are also classic and beautiful, and you can keep their flames contained with our selection of votives, lanterns and sleeved candleholders.


Whether you‘re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for a friend or loved one, our selection of candles has plenty of appealing options that can fit in seamlessly with any style of decor. We also offer seasonal options in this section, including delightfully spooky Halloween candles that can illuminate your jack-o‘-lantern and add an otherworldly veneer to a trick-or-treating party.


Like the other options in our tabletop and entertaining accessories sections, you can use our candles to create any atmosphere you desire. From dreamy outdoor lounge areas where you and your closest friends can while away long summer nights to classically formal dining rooms where your family gathers to celebrate the winter holidays, candles can have a huge impact on ambience. Keep a selection of different types of candles on hand, including tealights, votives, pillars and tapers. Having easy access to a variety of candles gives you the power to enhance your entertaining efforts without breaking a sweat.