Christmas by Candlelight Guided Tours: A Baking We Go!

Friday, November 16, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM




November 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30, 2018 and December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, & 21, 2018
Tour times: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m.  Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your selected tour start time. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.


Tour Description:  Don’t just watch & listen, grab a lantern, an apron and join us– Old Salem style!  We need your help in preparing Salem’s Christmas Holiday treats. Our 2018 Christmas candlelight tours will involve you in real, hands-on baking. From the Moravian Love Feast buns in Winkler Bakery, to the famous Moravian gingerbread in the Miksch House, you will mix, knead, roll, and create some of the most important of Salem’s holiday treats.  While you prepare the treats we will give you the history of each item and how those foods became a traditional part of Moravian Christmas.

Our potter also needs your help with Christmas preparations; lend a hand by glazing your own earthenware chocolate cup.

After all your hard work, join us around the fireplace in the Single Brothers Workshop kitchen to enjoy all of the goodies you just baked, decorate our Putz & pyramid tree, and toast Christmas with a special chocolate drink in your own handmade earthenware chocolate cup (P.S. – you get to take home the glazed chocolate cup as our gift!).

Content is suitable for all ages.

Cost:  $50 per person

Tour Location:  Tours will leave promptly at tour times from the Boys School, 3 Academy Street.




Please wear comfortable shoes as this tour includes a fair amount of traveling on rough stone paths, uneven brick surfaces, grass, and asphalt.

Boys’ School – Fully ADA accessible, ADA restrooms
Winkler Bakery – 4 steps  up from street level
Miksch House – 4 steps up from street level
T. Bagge Pottery – Fully ADA accessible
Single Brothers Workshop Kitchen – Fully ADA accessible. ADA restrooms


To register on line click here.

*Space is limited and pre-registration is required (walk-ups cannot be accommodated). Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a registered/paid adult. Please note these tours involve walking on rock and brick paths, as well as staircases.  Tickets are non-refundable unless event is cancelled by Old Salem Museums & Gardens (extreme weather conditions, etc.)


Be sure to check out Salem Christmas Saturdays on December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2018 and Winterfest 2018 from December 26 through December 29, 2018