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Christmas Traditions Tavern Experience of Philadelphia
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Overview

Explore three bars in Philadelphia’s gritty historic district on this guided, Nightmare Before Christmas tavern tour. Get into the ‘spirits’ of the season, enjoy trivia and drinking games, and listen to little-known facts about the holiday’s pagan roots. Enjoy seasonal beverages, snacks, and giveaways while mingling with friends old and new.
  • Walking tavern tour in Philadelphia’s historic district
  • Learn little-known facts about the holiday season
  • Featuring trivia and drinking games with prizes
  • Beverages and snacks are included
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Christmas Traditions- Pre-Christian Pagan and Early Origins
Folklore Professor or History Teacher Narrator
Beverages: welcome Christmas seasonal beverage AND snack.
Adult Content and Language
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Rotten Ralph's Pub & Eatery , 201 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

201 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106. On the corner of Chestnut and Second Streets in Olde City Philadelphia.

City Tavern Restaurant , 138 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Colonial era restaurant and tavern serving traditional seasonal selections.

This walking tavern tour begins at Zento Sushi Restaurant and Sake Bar, part of the Old City's restaurant renaissance. Arrive early for drink specials while waiting for this holiday adventure to begin.

Explore Philly’s historic district with stories of pirates and privateers, bordellos and beer. From Krampus, the dark companion of St. Nicholas, to Christmas caroling and medieval holiday toasts, hear the origins of holiday celebrations over seasonal beverages, snacks, and giveaways, while mingling with friends old and new.

Hear the startling history of Yule, plus Viking lore and Saturnalia — the ancient Roman festival of Saturn in December, a predecessor of Christmas — all of which have worked their way into modern-day, Christian celebrations.

Each stop along the way includes a beverage and/or food samples, plus drink specials, and trivia/drinking games, with an opportunity to win free beer.

It's a spectacular and unorthodox holiday night on the town, with ample time to socialize between stops.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rotten Ralph's Pub & Eatery
Pub & Eatery
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
City Tavern Restaurant
Revolutionary Era Tavern frequented by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and other Founding Fathers of the United States.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Arrive as early as you like before the event to enjoy a pre-game beverage or appetizer
  • Event includes historic narration of Christmas traditions, 2-3 tavern admissions, 2 drinks, additional giveaways, and ample opportunity to socialize with friends old and new this holiday season
  • Adult Content and Language
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grim Philly Twilight Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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Don’t waste your money!
Cecily_R
, Dec 2018
I would not recommend this tour. The starting point given was inaccurate so we missed the first 15 minutes of the “tour” just trying to find it. We then spent over 2 hours at the same bar listening to stories and drinking one of the tour guides homemade drink Wasseil. The tour guides also brought their own popcorn and pretzels to put out as snacks on the table. Finally, we only went to one other bar that was not expecting us. We stayed there less than an hour. We spent money on food and drinks we didn’t expect to. Definitely not recommended.

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