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Lamplight Tours Nov. 30, Dec. 1 at Columbia State Historic Park

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POSTED November 21, 2012 10:57 p.m.

COLUMBIA - The Columbia State Historic Park’s annual Lamplight Tours take place Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.

 Get ready to laugh and be merry with the costumed citizens of Columbia during this annual holiday-themed event. Participants will be guided through the decorated town during the walking play as a rumor of gold quickly spreads. This year’s tour is sure to warm your heart as you witness the characters in their most entertaining roles yet. The tour will end at Angelo’s Hall with refreshments for all.

“The Seven Pound Christmas Nugget” Lamplight Tour script was written by Columbia docents based on newspapers of actual events in 1853.  Each stop will focus on a different event based on the newspaper research.  Be prepared to be amazed at some of the real happenings of the town during the Gold Rush.

Tickets for the family-friendly event may be purchased by calling (209) 682-5754. Tours leave every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.  Friday night, all tickets are $18. Saturday night ticket prices are as follows: Adult $22, Youth (6-15) and Senior (62+) $20. Ages five and under free both nights.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the non-profit Friends of Columbia in the funding of interpretive and educational events and programs at Columbia State Historic Park.

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