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Royal BC Museum holiday primer day

Sunday, December 3 will blow your socks off & swap them for red-and-white stripey ones

The Royal BC Museum in Victoria has a fantastic suite of things to do this holiday season, which is always a good thing when school’s out, crumby weather sets in and there’s a hoard of bored in-laws and kiddos to entertain.

We were going to write a story to capture all the great things you could do over the holidays [ full list here ], but while the ROOPHTOP editorial team was combing through the activities, a pattern emerged. When we saw it, well, we all jumped out our seats, leaped for a collective high-five and musically shrieked in unison:

Sunday, December 3 is SUPER-CHRISTMAS DAY at the Royal BC Museum!

At least that’s how some of us remember it. Still, the truth remains, this one Sunday in December could rival December 25 as the most Christmas-y of all. But it’s better, because it’s sooner and that means the first and best chance to prime the family for a fantastic 2017 holiday season!


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So, let’s all synchronize our watches, pull up a stump under the mistletoe and get down to business (all activities are included with museum admission/membership, activities “by donation” are indicated). Here’s what you can expect on Sunday, December 3 at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria.

ACTIVITY 1: Christmas in Old Town (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Forget colour-changing LEDs and animatronic reindeer that traumatize neighbourhood pets, it’s a trip back in time and the opportunity to see the Museum’s Old Town dressed up in Victorian-era décor.

ACTIVITY 2: Get a photo with Santa (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Not just any photo, but a photo of Santa in his favourite place: Old Town! [ by donation ]

ACTIVITY 3: Learn about winter-time celebrations around the world (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.)

Who doesn’t like celebrating? This is a chance to learn about the different winter events celebrated by people from all over the world, from birthdays to festivals. Also, share your holiday stories and traditions!

ACTIVITY 4: OMG, carolling! (4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.)

Gather on the Museum’s upper courtyard with your fellow singers, family, friends and even your pooch. Provincial carillonneur Rosemary Laing will accompany the Newcombe Choir in a one-of-a-kind carolling party. [ by donation ]

For more information about these and other Royal BC Museum events throughout the holidays, visit: royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/calendar.

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