Ghosts of Christmas Past – Greenwich Village Tour
Dec 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm– 5:00 pm
St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery
Suggested Ages: 8-10 to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly
This annual holiday tour combines some of the best true ghost stories of Greenwich Village with a special seasonal focus on the history of Christmas and its unique connection to New York City. Delve into the dark side of Christmas folklore and discover its connections to the immigrant communities of the East Village. Find out why the Victorians loved to tell ghost stories at Christmastide. Learn where Charles Dickens read A Christmas Carol in 1867. Uncover the ways Washington Irving, John Pintard (a founder of the New-York Historical Society) and Clement Clarke Moore, all members of New York City’s 19th century “Knickerbocker” elite, changed the way we envision Christmas. Feel the dark magic of Yuletide and be regaled with tales of ghosts, goblins, trolls, and spirits, and discover the truly tumultuous history of Christmas on this enchantingly unconventional holiday tour.
Suitable for ages 8+. Use code YULE19 for 20% off.
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