Pillars are defined as large, free-standing candles that do not require a special base or container in which to burn. (Note: All candles should be burned safely on heat-resistant surfaces.) You do not only have to place your pillar candles on fireplace mantels or dining room tables. Around your home, there are many flat surfaces that can serve as a home for a selection of pillar candles. Pillar candles also look great on patios, giving off a soft glow that makes the darkness melt away. Not only do the pillar candles look elegant, but they also provide you with a romantic lighting option for date night.