Experience Christmas like it was in the good old days at Surrey’s historic Stewart Farm.
The 1894 South Surrey farmhouse and Stewart Hall is decked out for the season, ready to play host for a number of popular seasonal events, including an evening carol sing, lantern making workshop and more.
At Joy of Wreaths on Saturday, Nov. 22, learn about the history and symbolism of wreaths, and make one of your own from local and natural materials. Cost is $20 to attend one of two sessions; 10 a.m. to noon or 1-3 p.m. Ages 16 and up.
There’s a Lantern Making Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 6. Celebrate the season of light by making a lantern with your family. Turn simple materials into beautiful lights to help your winter nights glow. It runs from 2-3:30 p.m. Cost is $10?75, for ages 5 and up.
Enjoy an evening of traditional carols in Stewart Hall, and then warm up with festive treats in the farmhouse at the Evening Carol Sing on Dec. 13. There are two sessions; 6:30-8 p.m. or 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is $7.50 for adults, and $5 for seniors and children.
The Christmas Open House is Saturday, Dec. 13. It’s an all ages, drop in event from noon to 4 p.m. Visitors will enjoy a special afternoon of merrymaking, live music, treats, festive family crafts and more. By donation.
Stewart Farm is located at 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, in Elgin Heritage Park.
The site interprets the period of 1890 to 1920. It was built by Surrey pioneer John Stewart for his family. It has been restored to its Victorian elegance, and features a wrap-around verandah, parlour and dining room, warm kitchen and working wood burning stove. Costumed tour guides escort visitors through the home.
Call 604-592-6956 or visit surrey.ca/heritage.