Toast with the ghosts of Christmas past as we drink in the yuletide spirits of grog & nog on this most entertainingly fact-(& alcohol) filled tour of the holiday season!

Revel in little known facts of Christmas past including the season’s pagan roots in Roman, Celtic & German traditions, while learning of medieval Christian, and New World additions in caroling, mumming & mistletoe.
Traverse our gritty city’s historic & bar district, hearing tales of pirates & privateers to bordellos & beer, to caroling drunkards with wassail bowls full of cheer!
Fact packed & intensively researched, an “education” in Philly’s bawdy & tippled past never felt so much like pure entertainment while reveling in the ‘spirits’ of the season.
With plenty of time to socialize and mingle in between activities, including trivia and drinking games for chances to win free beer, each stop includes additional drink specials as being part of our tour for customers to make a spectacular evening out. In addition to drink give-a-ways and discount drinks for purchase tour price also includes drink and/or food samples for all at each stop. Arrive early and let your servers know you are with the tour to receive drink specials while you wait for your tour to begin!

Tour price includes:


  • Guided historic tour of “Grim” Philly, & Christmas.
  • 3 tavern admissions.
  • 2 drinks.
  • Additional give-a-ways, & discount specials.
  • Ample opportunity to socialize with friends old & new.

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $59

*Food and drink specials available at Zento for ticket holders beginning 5:00 PM every evening before each tour.
Schedule: Runs Thursday through Saturday nights (when available) The last week in November  through the last week in January from Zento, located at 132 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19106.