5 of The Best Holiday Haunted Tours To Check Out This Season

posted: 12/09/16
by: Kelly McClure

Activities this time of year are usually pretty limited to some variation of sitting and eating, but that doesn't always have to be the case. Uproot from the couch, no matter how chilly it may be outside, and give yourself a scary thrill at one of these holiday haunts. We took some of the work off your hands by picking out a few of our favorites to choose from.

1. Ghosts of Christmas Past: Gettysburg (December 16 - December 19)

Featuring Amy Bruni and Adam Berry, who you may recognize from TLC's show Kindred Spirits, this is a jam packed weekend of historical terror. Those who are brave enough to hold out for the whole weekend will get a mix of celebrity meet and greets, a "ghosts of Gettysburg" candle light walking tour, a private tour of the battlefields, as well as guest lectures. Definitely sounds more exciting than staring at your crackling yule log DVD, doesn't it?

2. Grimm Christmas Tour (November 25 - December 30)

If you live in, or are thinking of visiting Utah within in next couple of weeks, make sure to check out this tour that walks you through some of the darker holiday lore such as the stories of Zwarte Piet, Krampus, Perchta, and the legend of the Real St. Nick.

3. Nightmare Before Christmas Tavern Tour (Runs through January)

This Philly pub crawl takes you through some of the city's finest places for knocking back some belly warming booze. Enjoy seasonal beverages, snacks, spooky stories about the season's pagan roots, and win prizes. Dress warm, wear comfy shoes, and remember to drink some water every once and awhile.

4. The Ghosts of Christmas Past: Chicago (Runs through January)

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Most likely the only holiday event that includes the story of John Wayne Gacy, this tour wakes you through the horrific/haunted history of the windy city and ends at Chicago's Christkindlmarkt where you can brighten your spirits (no pun intended) with spiked cider and German cuisine.

5. Ghosts of New Orlean's Christmas Past (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

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If any city has a haunted past, New Orleans does. This walking tour tells regional ghost stories with a haunted twist and makes plenty of time for booze.

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