The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 10: Trading Christmas

The carousel is a must-do at Burnaby Village Museum’s Heritage Christmas.

It’s day 10 of The 12 Productions of Christmas! Today’s spotlight is Trading Christmas.

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The 12 Productions of Christmas, Day 10: Trading Christmas

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Merry Christmas!  Start planning the weekend after your Christmas get-togethers… read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver from Boxing Day Friday to Sunday!

Tourism Vancouver’s Visitor Centre and Tickets Tonight are closed for the holidays on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Burnaby Village Museum Open For Heritage Christmas

Photo credit: Craig Elliott | Flickr

The Burnaby Village Museum is open for the winter season! Take a trip to the open-air museum and experience a heritage Christmas in the 1920s village. The museum comes alive for the holiday season with festive light displays and decorations, scavenger hunts, live music and entertainment, and, as always, carousel rides.

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Burnaby Village Museum Open For Heritage Christmas

Inside the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel: Family Fun 1920s-Style

Burnaby Village Museum. Photo: Dana Lynch

There’s a lot of talk about “kids today” and how difficult we assume it must be for them to imagine a world without cell phones, Xboxes and the Internet, i.e., a world that existed before they did. Since that same line of thinking has been in vogue forever (Didn’t Moses make the same complaint after they reached the Promised Land?), I don’t personally put a lot of stock in it. But if you do believe that, how’s this for a rejoinder: Show “kids today” what history was like by taking them to it.

That’s basically the idea behind one of Greater Vancouver’s greatest family-friendly museums, the Burnaby Village Museum, which recreates life in small-town British Columbia in the 1920s.

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Inside the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel: Family Fun 1920s-Style

Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum

Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

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!

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Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum