Historic Bovaird House is bringing back its Victorian Christmas Open House and Gift Show this weekend.

The two-day event will run Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Historic Bovaird House is located at 563 Bovaird Drive East.

This popular annual event is open to the public so you can enjoy the show in the ambiance of the 167-year-old farmhouse, decorated in Victorian Christmas style. That means you can expect lush evergreen boughs, pine cones, and a beautiful Christmas tree adorning the parlour.

Local artisans and artists will display their intricately crafted pieces in both the Historic Bovaird House and the Pendergast Log House.

Art and craft pieces will include original works of art, Christmas decorations and ornaments, Christmas stockings, jewelry, crocheted and knitted items and an assortment of holiday sweets. The Carriage House Gift Shop will have gift items from handmade soaps, ceramics and glassware to inspirational signs, quilting and pillows. The warm and friendly Mossie’s Tea Room will be greeting old friends and new visitors as you take a break from shopping to enjoy a mug of hot apple cider, seasonal gourmet tea, an individual plate of freshly baked Christmas cookies, or the museum’s signature homemade mincemeat tarts – which you can also purchase for takeout at the Gift Shop.

All proceeds are dedicated to the further enhancement of the museum, the collection of period artifacts, and the promotion of local heritage and history.

Historic Bovaird House functions as a year-round museum, and hosts numerous events such as this one. It is operated entirely by volunteers of the non-profit organization, Friends of Historic Bovaird House. While admissions and parking are free, the museum appreciates all donations. 

Feature image by Glen Bowman