Christmas Weekend

Christmas Weekend

Christmas Weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum

On the 3rd and 4th December you can find out about how Christmas was celebrated in the past at Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire.

The Museum’s collection of historic buildings will be decorated traditionally for Christmas. The reconstructed Victorian tollhouse will be decked with holly and ivy and illuminated by candles and firelight, creating a warm, festive flair. The 1940s Prefab will show how people celebrated a restrained wartime Christmas enlivened by make-do-and-mend decorations. Within the building you will find some costumed stewards carrying out activities and telling visitors what life would have been like.

There will be an artisan craft market with around 28 stalls and the Museum’s shop will be full of handmade products made by local crafts people including jewellery, candles, preserves and gin – perfect for a bit of Christmas shopping so make sure you bring plenty of cash.

There will be some festive musical entertainment with Stoke Mandeville Combined School Choir, Bucks Music Trust wind band, brass band, and swing band, and Chiltern hand bell ringers performing on Saturday and Next Stage Choir, Jubilate, Jupiter Singers, and Lemon Tuesday performing on Sunday.

On both days you can take part in candle-making, see the blacksmith working in the forge, listen to festive storytelling, take part in craft activities, find out what local wood carver, Hendrick Joosten is making in the Furniture Factory, see how Victorian Father Christmas traditionally dressed and see Mrs Claus riding her horse.

The event will run from 10am – 4pm. Pre-booking your tickets is advised. For further information visit www.coam.org.uk*Activities are subject to change

Standard admission rates apply. Free admission for annual pass holders.


Details

Date:
3rd Dec 2022 - 4th Dec 2022
Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
Book online and save £1 per ticket. Limited number of tickets available.
Location:
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB
Please note:
Lots of free parking. Dogs welcome on short leads.
Contact:
Chiltern Open Air Museum
enquiries@coam.org.uk

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