Fredericksburg Candlelight Tour to be offered virtually

August 6, 2020 | Community News | Events

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Inc. (HFFI) recently announced that its annual holiday-season tour of beautiful historic homes will be a little different this year due to to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is the 50th anniversary of the Fredericksburg Candlelight Tour, which traditionally occurs the second weekend of December. This year, HFFI will create an audio tour featuring specific houses and neighborhoods that people can access from their mobile phones. Guests can then walk or drive the tour at a time convenient for them anytime in December. The tour will include the exterior of homes decorated for the holidays, with old photos and a narrated history on the mobile application.

HFFI this week sent letters to Fredericksburg property owners asking them to participate. The organization hopes to sign up at least 50 houses. Every participating house will be a dot on the map, so people know what properties are decorated. Certain homes, in neighborhoods to be determined, will include the narrated history for a proper tour. Guests will pay HFFI a modest fee to access the self-paced tour. HFFI hopes to offer pop-up celebrations on the regularly scheduled weekend of the tour — Dec. 12-13 — but will decide later whether that’s feasible.

For more information, check out the HFFI website.

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