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Victorian Christmas Tea at Heritage House Museum in Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls Record News
November 20, 2017

With Christmas right around the corner, the Smiths Falls Heritage House Museum is excited to host its annual Victorian Christmas Tea Party on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 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. Enjoy the talented sounds of the Giocoso string quartet and local carolers as they entertain guests with seasonal favourites.

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 p.m. and 2 p.m. 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.

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