Sat 2 Dec-Sun 24 Dec (every weekend)
Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas full of wonder and delight! Our enchanting Victorian Street and museum is a wonderful place to make Christmas memories with family and friends.
What’s on this Christmas?
Christmas elf trail
Take a magical, wintery walk on the Victorian Street and follow our Christmas elf trail to see how many cheeky elves you can spot.
Experience our traditional festive makeover with twinkly lights hung above the cobbles, Christmas trees and festive wreaths decorating our Victorian Street.
Games in the galleries
Explore our museum galleries and discover our pop-up family games with a festive twist!
Festive arts and crafts
Enjoy non-stop festive fun in our Learning Room with our exciting arts and crafts (drop-in).
Soak up the wonderful atmosphere with our community choirs and performers (selected times and dates) and The Ran Tanners (Sun 17 Dec).
Letter to Father Christmas
Write a letter to Father Christmas and post it in our special post box. Our museum elves will make sure it gets delivered to the North Pole and you’ll receive a reply in the post! (2-3 Dec)
Pop up panto
Join in the fun with our talented friends from Page2Stage Performing Arts who will be bringing their pop up panto to our Music Room. (2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec)
Festive food demos
Liz from Barefoot Kitchen will be visiting us on Sat 16 Dec for one day only to share her festive recipes and serve up some delicious seasonal food.
Capture magical memories
Take an ‘elfie’ at our festive selfie station on the Victorian Street and capture special memories this Christmas.
A taste of Christmas
Get cosy and warm with our seasonal hot drinks and delicious treats from the tearoom on the Victorian Street. Our friends the Barista Sisters will also be visiting the Victorian Street with their tasty festive refreshments (Sat 9 – Sun 10, Sat 16 – Sun 17 and Sat 23 Dec).
Don’t forget to visit our enchanting Christmas shop while you’re here! Browse our exciting range of unique and special gifts, from traditional wooden toys and games to beautiful festive decorations and stunning seasonal homeware.
Do I need to book?
There’s no need to book, just turn up on the day. You will need to purchase a museum ticket or show a valid pass. See our museum admission prices.
When is it on?
This event will take place every weekend from Sat 2 Dec until Sun 24 Dec.
Meet Father Christmas
This is a pre-bookable, ticketed event. Find out more.
Are there any reindeers this year?
The reindeers will be taking a break this year due to our exciting redevelopment works.