Historic Alexandria candlelight tours are going to be even a little sweeter this year.
The historic division of candy company Mars has teamed up with Historic Alexandria's candlelight tours this December to enable participants to sample chocolate while visiting Gadsby's Tavern, Carlyle House, Lee-Fendall House and the rarely open Bank of Alexandria at 133 N. Fairfax St.
The special event is occurring for only one weekend. Tours will run from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9. Same-day tickets on Dec. 8 and 9 will be available at Gadsby's Tavern, 134 N. Royal St.
While touring the houses by foot or by shuttle drop-off, participants will enjoy chocolate at all four stops, offered in chocolate recipes that would have been prevalent during the 18th and 19th centuries. Mars Chocolate North America has created American Heritage Chocolate, a historic line of products showcasing the history of chocolate in America, including how it was made, how it was used, where it came from and what it tasted like.
For more information about the event, call 703-746-4242. Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend are asked to notify event planners at the same number at least 14 days before the event.