Christmas Activities at Home

November 23, 2020

Celebrate the holiday season with fun activities, classic Christmas stories and more! 

Christmas Storytimes 

Join us as we read our favourite holiday stories. 

Winter Wonder at Burnaby Village Museum 

Join our museum interpreters as they take you on an educational journey through the Burnaby Village Museum at Christmas. Learn about the holiday traditions that would take place in a traditional family home, the local schoolhouse, and a Chinese herbalist shop. 

Heritage Activities from the Village

Re-create an old-fashioned Christmas by making your own version of our 1920s decorations at home.

Christmas Activities

Here are some fun crafts to make at home.

Traditional Christmas Recipes

‘Tis the season to bake sweets and treats. Try your hand at these classic Christmas recipes.

Gingerbread Sparkle Cookies [PDF - 111 KB]

In the early 1800’s the Brothers Grimm published the story Hansel and Gretel. This story features a witch who lives in a house made of gingerbread. The tradition of making gingerbread houses didn’t really gain popularity until 100 years later, when candies like jelly beans and jujubes became widely available.

Shortbread Cookies [PDF - 253 KB]

Different versions of shortbread have been baked in Scotland since the 12th century. Get your taste of history this season!

Mincemeat Pies [PDF - 69 KB]

Mincemeat is traditionally made with dried fruit, spices, suet, and beef or venison. It is believed to have come to Europe with Crusaders returning home from the Middle East in the 13th century.


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