Christmas Activities with the Chatham-Kent Museum


Patrons will experience the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, warm apple cider, and evergreen at the 1905 Christmas Open House at the Milner Heritage House.

Guests will also see blown glass and paper ornaments hanging on the tree, and may take the time to hunt for the Christmas pickle. All are welcome to come and enjoy Christmas as it was in 1905. The home will be open Dec. 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Milner Heritage House is located at 59 William St. N. in Chatham. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

For those looking for a way to capture the feeling of an old fashioned Christmas, a card making workshop is being offered. Participants will make three Victorian inspired Christmas cards and an ornament. Instructor Stacy Suitor will teach participants different techniques to create unique cards for giving. Beginners are welcome. The evening will include refreshments and supplies. The workshop is $25, and takes place Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Studio Two of the Cultural Centre.

Adults may construct a home for gingerbread men on Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Studio One of the Cultural Centre. The museum staff will serve up hot hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while participants construct their houses. Tickets are $23 each and include a complimentary beverage, and all building materials.

Children can spend an evening decorating their very own gingerbread house while parents get some of their shopping done. Children will also enjoy refreshments and a Christmas story with museum staff. This workshop is for children aged 5 to 10 in Studio One at the Cultural Centre Dec. 13, from 6-8 p.m. and costs $17. All materials are included.

Tickets for the workshops can be purchased at the Chatham Cultural Centre box office, 75 William St. N., by calling 519-354-8338, or at



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