Step into a Charles Dicken’s novel courtesy of the Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site’s “A Victorian Christmas.”
This unique interactive exhibit highlights Christmas traditions and customs of nineteenth century England.
From a typical holiday feast to period decor, this historic site will be decked out in Victorian fashions from head to toe. Walk from room to room and experience what Christmas was like back in the 1800s. There will even be live characters to chat with about the history of the holiday.
There is also a special exhibition on the history of mistletoe, as well as an opportunity for a “kissing under the mistletoe” souvenir photo.
Families will even have the chance to make their own Christmas cards and decorations, and try some traditional wassail (a warm drink made from apple juice and spices like cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger) and hot cocoa.
A Victorian Christmas
When: Saturdays and Sundays from November 19-December 18 10am-5pm, and December 26-30, 12pm-7pm
Where: Sir George-Etienne Cartier National Historic Site, 458 Rue Notre-Dame E
Admission: $7.80 for adults and $5.80 for children