Red River Christmas 2017
Experience the warmth and splendour of a traditional Christmas
December 9 and 10, 2017
11 am – 4 pm
Celebrate Christmas Red River style. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional Victorian Christmas and New Year’s at Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site!
Dash through the Fort historic grounds in a horse-drawn wagon. Warm up around the fire, listen to Christmas stories with Charles Dickens, get your photo taken with Father Christmas, and join in a carol! Get active on the historic grounds with snowshoeing and gang skiing!
Stop by the Men's House to warm up, grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Thirsty Beaver Tavern run by the Friends of Lower Fort Garry.
Browse for Christmas gifts and souvenirs at the Stone Fort Trading Company run by the Friends of Lower Fort Garry.
- Adults: $13.60
- Seniors (65+): $12.35
- Children & youth (ages 2-17): $9.70
- Family (2 adults, up to 5 children/youth): $27.75
Contact us at 204-785-6050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets also available at the door, subject to availability.
Schedule of activities
Bundle up the entire family and enjoy traditional Christmas activities throughout Lower Fort Garry!
|11 am - 4 pm||Wagon rides
Dash through the Fort historic grounds in a horse-drawn wagon.
(additional fee: $3)
|11 am - 4 pm||Snowshoeing
Don a pair of snowshoes and try tromping around the Fort. Or join in a gang ski obstacle course.
|11 am - 4 pm||Christmas cartoons
Films courtesy of the National Film Board
|11 am - 4 pm||Caroling
Join in a rousing round of Christmas carols around the old pianoforte.
|11 am - 4 pm||Period Christmas ornament-making
|11 am - 4 pm||Christmas cards
Write Christmas cards to loved ones... or letters to Father Christmas! … with a nib pen on reproduction Victorian Christmas cards.
|11 am - 4 pm||Christmas feast
Taste boiled beef tongue, a delicacy of the time. Admire the table set for a traditional 1800s Christmas feast.
|11 am - 4 pm||Cookie decorating
Kids, show off your cookie decorating skills!
|11 am - 4 pm||Candlemaking workshop
Make your own candle from scratch.
(additional fee: $7.30/person)
|12 noon, 1 pm,
2 pm, 3 pm
Listen to Charles Dickens read old Christmas favourites.
|11 am - 4 pm||Button or magnet making
Make your own souvenir of this special day!
|11 am - 4 pm||Enjoy live music by Simpson’s Folly||Men's House|
|11 am - 4 pm||Photos with Father Christmas
Dress up 1800s style and get your photo taken with Father Christmas.