Christmas Candlelight Tour Scheduled for Friday, December 13th!

Be sure to visit Church Square during December’s Second Friday event in Lititz!

The 1792 Johannes Mueller House, located at 137 East Main Street, will be open, and FREE guided tours will given as costumed tour guides will be on-hand to answer your questions about early Moravian life in the town of Lititz.

Next door, come discover the free Lititz museum housed in the 1793 Christian Schropp house as you warm up with refreshments and learn about Lititz history. Our gift shop will also be open.

What’s more, we have two VERY SPECIAL guests this year! Direct from the North Pole, we will be welcoming Santa and Mrs. Claus into our parlor that evening from 5-8PM. Children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and parents may take as many free photos as they wish—all in front of a beautiful old-fashioned backdrop.

Across the street, the Lititz Moravian Congregation will invite guests to tour the original 1760 coffee kitchen. The coffee kitchen is located in the basement of the 1760 Gemeinhaus, and is original to the building. Visitors will view the original fireplace and a large copper kettle used to boil water to make coffee for 18th and 19th Lovefeast services. Moravian archives committee members will give a brief description of the kitchen and the iron utensils used to prepare large amounts of coffee. Guests will enjoy a Moravian water mint made by a member of the congregation. Moravian mints have been a traditional table dessert served at holiday meals.

The Putz will also be operating with two shows that evening: 7PM, and 7:30 PM. Artisan Matt Good will be on the porch of the archives building showing off his handmade Moravian stars, and while you’re there, don’t forget to visit the Moravian Mission Gift Shop for that one of a kind gift!

It’s all happening at Church Square on December 13 from 5-9PM in Lititz! For more information, call the Lititz Historical Foundation at 627-4636.

 

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