There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago…
This weekend, Heritage Square Museum will present Victorian Ghost Stories and Candlelit House Tours. Though little known in the United States, telling scary ghost stories round the fireplace was a Christmas tradition in England during the Victorian era (which is why it made sense for Charles Dickens’ to add the subtitle “A Ghost Story of Christmas” to A Christmas Carol). Heritage Square resurrects the tradition with ghost stories told round the fireplace in the location’s Perry Mansion Ballroom, followed by a candlelight tour through the three other Victorian-era houses on the museum grounds: Hale House, The Shaw House, and the Octagon House.
The event takes place on December 4 at 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Guests are advised to check in twenty minutes early to enjoy refreshments before the tour. Warm clothing and comfortable shoes are advised. Masks are encourage but not required.
Tickets are $55. All proceeds benefit the restoration & preservation of Heritage Square Museum. The address is 3800 Homer Street Los Angeles, CA 90031. Find more information on the museum’s website, or purchase tickets here.