17710-56A Ave., Surrey, B.C. Info: 604-592-6956 www.surrey.ca/heritage, follow us at @ASurreyMuseum. Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission in 2013 sponsored by the Friends of the Museum Society.
Wind Work, Wind Play: Weathervanes & Whirligigs
This lighthearted exhibit takes a look at over a century of wind powered folk art. Whimsical weathervanes and whirligigs from across Canada are displayed, showing a range of functional weather indicators turned into decorative and in-demand folk art collectibles. From the Canadian Museum of Civilization. On display to December 21.
Shook Up Snowmen
Tots learn about pioneer winter sports and leisure activities as they sing snowman songs, make a snow globe to take home, and frost a cupcake. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, December 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 session $10.50 (3-5yrs)
Parents do their Christmas shopping while kids learn what went into pioneer Christmas stockings. Kids make their own stocking, then fill it throughout the day with crafts and goodies. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, December 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1 session $35 (6-9yrs)
Kangaroos instead of reindeer? A cacti instead of a Christmas tree? Parents do their Christmas shopping while kids have fun exploring Christmas traditions and customs from around the world. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. Saturday, December 21 , 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 1 session $35 (6-9yrs)
Discovery Saturday: Pioneer Christmas
Families explore Christmas customs from pioneer times. Watch holiday films, explore vintage Christmas cards, make festive take-home crafts and enjoy punch and treats. Saturday, December 21, 1 p.m.-4 p.m., All ages, by donation
HERITAGE EXTENSION PROGRAMS
At Kensington Prairie Community Centre, 16824–32 Avenue
Christmas Around the World Series
Through crafts and games, preschoolers will learn how the festive season is celebrated in other countries. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956.
Tuesdays, November 19-December 17, 12:30pm-2:00pm, 5 sessions $52.25 (3-6yrs)
AT HISTORIC STEWART FARM
13723 Crescent Road
Heritage Christmas at the Farm
Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to the Farm. Sample fresh baking, make a decoration and tour the Victorian farmhouse all decked out for a pioneer Christmas. Saturday, December 7, 12 p.m. -4 p.m., all ages, by donation
Lantern Making Workshop
Celebrate the season of light by making a lantern with your family. Turn simple materials into beautiful lights to help your winter nights glow. Must pre-register at 604-592-6956. 1 session $5 (5yrs+), Saturday, December 7, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Christmas Open House
Drop in for a warm holiday visit. Enjoy the 1894 farmhouse decorated for an old-fashioned pioneer Christmas while listening to live music, sampling tasty treats, and getting creative with festive family crafts. Saturday, December 14
12 p.m.-4 p.m., All ages, by donation.
Evening Carol Sing
Join us for the highlight of our Christmas season. Enjoy an evening of traditional carols in the Stewart Hall and festive treats in the farmhouse. Space is limited, must pre-register at 604-592-6956. 1 session $5 (all ages), Saturday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.