Welcome to SCARY CHRISTMAS. Count down the days until Christmas with me by celebrating everything scary and paranormal and just downright strange about the holiday season. Every day until the big day, just like an advent calendar, I’ll be dispensing a scrumptious morsel of Christmassy horror goodness. And for today’s offering…a phenomenon that has sprung up in the last several years and seems to be taking hold as a popular new tradition: Haunted Holiday Tours.
Who doesn’t have a Christmas tradition? Some of mine were going to the local tree farm and selecting the perfect noble fir as a family. Sledding on frozen Milton Creek. Baking gingerbread men…and biting off their heads! Traditions are the stuff of cherished memories, and they have an enthralling way of making the yuletide season magical. Maybe you’re looking to start a new tradition and, if you’re like me, you want it to be as strange and as interesting as possible. In that case, a haunted holiday tour may be just the thing for you.
A haunted Christmas tour is exactly what it sounds. Some tours are lantern-led strolls back in time through old towns rich in history of ghosts and legends. Others are celebrations of wine and spirits and…spirits. Whatever the differences between them, all haunted holiday tours have one thing in common–they are the stuff of tradition. Here are some of the many haunted tours happening around the country, are there any close to your neck of the woods? I know I’m looking for one nearby!
Ghosts of Christmas Past” Walking Tour in Metamora, Indiana Each year at Christmas time, Metamora celebrates its rich heritage and traditions. In addition to the annual celebration, they are offering a fascinating and entertaining Ghost Walk that will include an actual paranormal investigation. For more information call 765-647-0670 or visit Whitewater Valley Paranormal.
Haunted Denver Tours Holiday Spirits Tour Join Brian and Baxter of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society on a tour of holiday lights and hear some classic Denver ghost stories while looking at the great Denver neighborhood holiday decorations. www.haunteddenvertours.com
Appalachian Ghost Walks Take a haunted and historic vacation. Learn the history and origins of our most beloved Christmas traditions with our annual “Ghosts of Christmas Past” Holiday Ghost and History Tours appalachianghostwalks.com