Come by and enjoy our most festive event of the year on Sunday, December 2nd from 1pm to 3pm. Live music, tea in the parlour, goodies, meet local artists and a jolly old soul at the Victorian Christmas Party. Share in the sights, sounds and flavours of an 1860s Christmas. Gather around a traditionally decorated tree in the parlour and enjoy a cup of tea or hot apple cider with a homemade seasonal treat, made specially by the Museum’s elves.
Guests who are looking for a little more history on Christmas traditions are welcome to wander through the period rooms of the house with a tour guide at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm discovering the origins of holiday rituals from the first Christmas cards and holiday music, to decorations and food. For our younger visitors there are a variety of crafts, games and activities throughout the afternoon. Come visit the craft corner or search the Museum to help Santa find his elves! Faces young and old will surely brighten up as Santa Claus makes a special appearance, before he returns to the North Pole to pack his sleigh for Christmas Eve. Don’t forget to ask Santa for a photograph by the old fireplace in the parlour.
During their visit, guests will also experience the original artwork that is on display as part of the 36th Annual Art Show and Sale. Several of the local exhibiting artists will be on hand to discuss their pieces. Many works on display are for sale and would make an excellent holiday gift idea for family and friends.
Last but not least, the Museum gift shop will offer holiday sales, samples, and draws. Pick up that perfect artisan craft, ornament, jewelry or local history book. Admission is by $5 (free for youth under 12) and everyone is welcome!
The Heritage House Museum will be fully decorated for the season, December 1st – December 20th and is open Thursdays 12 pm to 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays 12 pm to 4 pm at 11 Old Sly’s Rd. in Smiths Falls. For more information on the museum or to book your holiday tour, please call: 613-283-6311 or by e-mail at [email protected].
$5 per adult
Free for Youth (12 and under)