Self-Guided Tour of Most-Festive Holiday Homes This Season - Babylon Moms

Families can enjoy a tour of the best-outdoor-decorated winter holiday homes, while creatives can build and offer other self-guided tours, keeping the adventure going all year long.

There’s a new way for families and visitors to enjoy a socially-distanced winter holiday season. Take a self-guided tour of the most-festive homes in Long Island! View cheery front yards…including sparkling lights, shimmering trees, animated musical shows and ringing sleigh bells—sure to delight everyone!

“We know the Holiday season looks different this time around. We are excited to help families find new ways to celebrate by creating the Long Island Holiday self-guided tour,” said Babylon Moms Editor, and author of the Babylon Moms tours, Melissa Murphy.  “I want our holiday tour to be a new tradition for families. It’s a safe way to get into the holiday spirit and take in the beauty of what our local families have created. And once the holiday season is over, we will continue to create tours for locals and visitors to discover all of Long Island.”

This new no-contact approach to tour-taking, with a Christmas-in-Long Island twist, comes at a time when 2020 has challenged people to rethink holidays, recreation, tourism and so many other aspects of daily life.

An app for your smartphone, Built Story allows locals everywhere to open a map, and immediately find self-guided tours in their area. In this challenging year, find contactless, socially-distanced adventures from local storytellers and Tour Creators.  

Built Story allows creators such as Murphy, local bloggers, parents, storytellers, history buffs, tour guides and so many others to share their knowledge of history, holiday cheer, family activities, architecture and more by creating tours from the comfort of their homes. Once created, the tours are available 24/7 on the Built Story marketplace, where Tour Takers can access them via the Built Story app, available on iOS and Android. Tour Creators earn revenue each time their tour is sold. 

Built Story and Babylon Moms together offer a fun new way to experience the holidays, Babylon, and local attractions! 

Normally $10 per self-guided tour, Long Island Holiday Lights Tour will be free to new users for a limited time. Whether free or $10, users have access to the tour for a full 30 days, and can start, stop, pause and retake the tour as many times as they like in that window.

About Built Story: The Built Story platform is the world’s first self-guided tour marketplace, connecting Tour Takers and Tour Creators. Its user-friendly desktop site makes it easy for anyone to create on-demand, contactless, self-guided tours. The Built Story app provides the created content, along with driving or walking directions to each of the stops. Built Story allows creators to share the rich history and stories of the communities around us, while Tour Takers explore in a unique new way. Using the Journal feature, Tour Takers can share their experiences to social media. To learn more, visit

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