The open-air Burnaby Village Museum—where the 1920s come to life complete with period-costumed villagers, shops, a working blacksmith and quaint General Store—does something very special for the winter holidays: it mounts an all-encompassing Heritage Christmas with sights, sounds, games, kids’ activities, Father Christmas, and more!
Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum goes far beyond simply decorating for the season (though they do a wonderful job transforming the village into a picture-perfect Christmas postcard); everyday, Heritage Christmas offers music concerts, puppet shows, a Christmas Carol Scavenger Hunt, roving entertainers, and a chance to ride on their famous Burnaby Village Museum Carousel. It’s the complete family entertainment package!
The daily schedules for Heritage Christmas are so packed, you have to download the .pdf for all the details. Major highlights through December 23 (the museum is closed December 24 25) include daily visits with Father Christmas, Footlight Theatre’s A Whole Lot of Latkes, blacksmith demonstrations, plus a rotating schedule of live music that ranges from a vintage one-man show to carollers and children’s performers. There are ventriloquists and clowns, too.
Though Father Christmas retires after December 23, Heritage Christmas continues December 26 – January 1, with magicians (check out December 27′s schedule for the most magicians), storytellers, harpists, Gingerbread Men, art demos, jugglers, and more puppet theatre.
A wonderful treat kids of all ages, the Burnaby Village Museum’s Heritage Christmas is a perfect way to spend time with the family this holiday season.
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