Holiday Events at Hamilton Civic Museums

Promotion for Home for the Holidays - Experience a century of holiday traditions at 3 National Historics Sites decorated for the season

Experience a century of holiday traditions at three National Historic Sites beautifully decorated for the season

Hamilton Civic Museums invite visitors of all ages to their homes for the holidays!

A group of students visiting Whitehern Historic House & Garden for the Holidays

The McQuesten's Childhood Christmas

Whitehern Historic House & Garden
November 17 to December 31

Experience an early 20th century Christmas, complete with the family’s original toys and holiday décor including cedar garland, satin ribbons, and a twelve-foot high tree trimmed with tinsel and glass ornaments.

A group of students being greeted for a visit at Battlefield House Museum & Park

Christmas in the Pioneer Spirit

Battlefield House Museum & Park
November 24 to December 30
Step back in time to the warmth and simplicity of an early 19th century Christmas when tallow candles lit the way and evergreen boughs bedecked the mantles.

A group of children being greeted at Dundurn National Historic Site during the Holidays

Victorian Christmas

Dundurn National Historic Site
November 25 to December 30
Rediscover Christmas in 1855 when cedar garlands graced the drawing room and the dining room was set for a gracious feast.

Full schedule of holiday events presented by Hamilton Civic Museums


Regular admission rates and hours of operation apply unless otherwise indicated.

First Day of Christmas at Dundurn

Sunday, November 25, 2018
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Visit Dundurn for the first day of its Victorian Christmas for free.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Dough-Re-Me - SOLD OUT

Sunday, December 2, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Come to Dundurn for family fun and prepare tasty treats in the historic kitchen below stairs. Pre-registration is required.

Historic Cooking Workshop: Delicious Desserts - SOLD OUT

Friday, December 7, 2018
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Baking for the holidays is a large part of many household traditions.

Christmas Evening Tours at Dundurn

Saturday, December 8, 2018 to Sunday, December 9, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for Christmas in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

The Big Sing!

Friday, December 14, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Ancaster Old Town Hall, 310 Wilson Street East, Ancaster

Embrace the holiday spirit at the historic Ancaster Old Town Hall and enjoy live music with hot cider and treats.

Winter Whimsy

Thursday, December 27, 2018 to Sunday, December 30, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

School is out! Come into the Hamilton Children’s Museum for some winter fun.

Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre

Thursday, December 27, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

During the Holidays, drop-in and unplug, we invite families to join us to play board games and make a craft. Suitable for ages 5 years up and older

Ring in the New Year

Thursday, December 27, 2018 to Saturday, December 29, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Boulevard, Hamilton

Enjoy a unique opportunity to see Dundurn Castle decorated for the holidays in the evening. Pre-registration is required.

Blue Years Eve

Monday, December 31, 2018
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Hamilton Children's Museum, 1072 Main Street East, Hamilton

Celebrate a family New Year at the Hamilton Children's Museum. Visit all three galleries and join in on six 'count-downs' throughout the day.

Holiday Craft Drop-In Centre

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 to Sunday, January 6, 2019
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton

During the Holidays, drop-in and unplug, we invite families to join us to play board games and make a craft. Suitable for ages 5 years up and older