Starting Saturday and continuing until New Year’s Eve, you can step back a century and a half at the Helmcken House Old-Fashioned Christmas, presented by the Royal B.C. Museum.
Discover the Christmas traditions of 19th-century Victorians, with displays of Christmas crackers, cards and carols throughout the decorated house.
The house was the original residence of Dr. John Helmcken, a surgeon who married the daughter of Gov. James Douglas in 1852. He went on to help negotiate the entry of British Columbia into Confederation.
The house is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays until Dec. 31 (closed Christmas Day). It’s located on the grounds of the Royal B.C. Museum at 675 Belleville St. For more information, go to royalbcmuseum.bc.ca.
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