December 4, 2019 (Barkerville, BC) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Barkerville Historic Town & Park is celebrating the holidays with its annual Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas, Saturday through Monday, December 14-16.
“We have some exciting new activities planned for this year’s event,” said Jillian Merrick, Barkerville’s Manager of Preservation & Presentation. “We’ve been breaking attendance records over the past few seasons, and this year we want to make sure we’ve got some extra surprises for our annual yuletide guests to enjoy.”
Some of these extras include winterized museum exhibits, three times more free activities and historical interpretation programs offered, additional washroom facilities uptown, and a charter bus service running from Quesnel and Prince George. There will be traditional caroling on the streets of Barkerville as well as two indoor choral concerts on Saturday and Sunday (featuring Quesnel‘s Q City Singers and the Aka Bellas, respectively) and music from the Quesnel Junior School band on Monday.
Sleigh rides, town tours, cookie-decorating workshops, old-time photography sessions, and Dickensian shopping-experiences will operate as usual, onsite Bed & Breakfasts and other accommodations are taking reservations, the Goldfield Bakery and the Barkerville Café will be serving up holiday treats and delicious lunches, and the Shamrock Tube Run will open for the 2019 recreational season, provided the snow keeps steadily falling.
Admission to Barkerville’s 2019 Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas is by donation – either monetary or some non-perishable food item for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128’s annual Christmas hamper program in nearby Wells, BC.
For more information about Barkerville’s 2019 Old-Fashioned Victorian Christmas event, please visit barkerville.ca/victorianchristmas, or phone 1-888-994-3332, ext. 0.
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Snowy Street w People, photo by Thomas Drasdauskis
James Douglas | Public Programming & Global Media Development
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