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Tour: The History of Christmas Traditions

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join OCC Historian Michael Hudson on this tour through the Cemetery that explores the origins of our Christmas traditions and imagery – but through the historical experiences of our residents. Learn how popular symbols of the Season came to be part of our modern Yuletide celebration: Santa Claus, candy canes, Putz Houses, egg nog, mistletoe, and so many others.

This tour involves a three-quarters mile walk around the Cemetery over uneven ground and standing for most of a one-hour period. Guests with mobility issues are asked to use discretion. Those touring will be asked to sign a waiver to participate.

Tickets cost $5 per adult. Tour begins at the Cemetery Center. While there, enjoy our Open House whilst waiting for the tour to begin.

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tour-the-history-of-christmas-traditions-tickets-221515447667


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401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501 United States
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All events are sponsored by the Southern Memorial Association.

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