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Victorian Christmas Eventimage of Victorian Santa

Thursday, December 13 and

Friday, December 14, 2018

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Discover the magic of an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas at the Simcoe County Museum on December 13 and 14, 2018 from 6 to 9 p.m. Listen to festive holiday music and embrace the Christmas spirit as you sample unique seasonal treats, and experience what Christmas looked like during the Victorian era. Stroll the lantern-lit pathways and Heritage Buildings as you explore Simcoe County's festive past. Listen to sleigh bells and feel the crisp winter air on your face as a horse-drawn wagon takes you on a journey through our beautiful forest.

Visit the vendor booths for hand-made gifts and food items. Victorian Christmas is guaranteed to get the whole family into the holiday spirit!

Once again, County of Simcoe Paramedic Services will be onsite to collect toys for local children. Guests can also support Barrie and District Christmas Cheer by purchasing a charming hand-made bowl from the Empty Bowls program.

Admission to the event is by donation with proceeds going to the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum. The Friends of the Simcoe County Museum support the programs and services offered by the Museum through the proceeds raised from this event, as well as other initiatives that occur during the year.

All Vendor spots are now full!! Applications were accepted on a first come, first served basis as long as all criteria are met, and at the discretion of the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum. To see what the details were for this year, please click here: 2018 Victorian Christmas Vendor Applications. 

Seniors' Social

First Wednesday of every month (excluding January)

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Seniors' Social is a monthly Museum event running the first Wednesday of every month (excluding January) and organized by the Friends of the Simcoe County Museum. From 2-3:30pm enjoy a different themed program each month, light refreshments and time to socialize with fellow visitors. Admission is $6 per person. Groups of 5 or more are asked to register in advance. Check our Events Calendar entries for theme details each month - updates will be done once themes and guest speakers are confirmed.​​