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- $49 for a Nightmare Before Christmas tour for two ($80 value)
- $99 for a Nightmare Before Christmas tour for four ($160 value)
The Nightmare Before Christmas historical pub crawl introduces tour-goers to the city’s bar district and mixes tales of the city’s gritty history with tales of Christmas. Attendees toast with the ghosts of Christmas past while the tour guide talks about the holiday season’s pagan roots in Roman, Celtic, and German traditions, as well as narrates stories about local pirates and bordellos. The adults-only tour, which is intensively researched, includes drinks and or food samples at each stop, plus drink discounts, drink give-aways, trivia, and drinking games. Those who arrive early are welcome to let the servers know they are with the tour so they can take advantage of the drink specials while waiting for the tour to begin.
Grim Philly Twilight Tours
Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but the nation's former capital has a lot of dark secrets. On his adults-only after-hours tours, Grim Philly Twilight Tours' historian, professor, and tour leader Joe Wojie reveals the city's harrowing history.
He first introduces tour-goers to traditional tour sites, such as The Library of Congress and the home of John Adams's wig brusher, before quickly moving on to seedier locales, including the sites of whipping posts, gallows, and executions. The tours might delve into the legend of 1980s killer Gary Heidnik, the inspiration for The Silence of the Lambs' Buffalo Bill, or tell tales of the ghosts haunting City Tavern or of the pirate ghost ships roaming the dark waters of the Delaware.
Grim Philly Twilight Tours was named CityVoter's No. 1 city tour on the 2014 Philly Hot List.