What’s up at the Surrey Museum in December

Surrey's heritage Christmas programs and other events at the Surrey Museum, Kensington Prairie Centre and Historic Stewart Farm.

Surrey Museum

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.

 

EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

PROGRAMS

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)

 

Stocking Stuffers

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)

 

International Christmas

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

Surrey, BC

Info 604-592-6956

www.surrey.ca/heritage

 

PROGRAMS

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.

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