Christmas is coming, actually, it’s here according to some of the local radio stations. Soon we will see our favourite lights brightening the evenings and more importantly, some of our favourite Holiday locations will be open for visitors.
The old fashioned spirit of Christmas comes alive during Heritage Christmas at the Burnaby Village Museum, presented by Concord Pacific, which returns for the holiday season beginning November 21 with spectacular light displays and historical exhibits in the 1920s village.
“Visiting Burnaby Village Museum during Heritage Christmas is a beloved tradition for many families,” said Mayor Mike Hurley. “For many people, it’s just not Christmas until you’ve been to Heritage Christmas, and we’re happy to be hosting it again this year.”
Heritage Christmas runs from November 21, 2020 until January 1, 2021. Families can stop by the Burnaby Lake General Store and learn about popular store purchases in the 1920s or stop by the newly renovated Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co. Herbalist shop to discover the role Chinese medicine has played in shaping communities like Burnaby.
Prior to visiting, families can download the 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt here, to self-guide them on a fun adventure that will have them searching through the Village for each of the 12 gifts outlined in the popular Christmas song. Visitors can also grab a to-go treat from the Ice Cream Parlour using contactless payment.
Admission for Heritage Christmas is free, and advance reservations are recommended. To meet physical distancing requirements, a limited number of people will be allowed into Burnaby Village Museum at one time. Visitors without reservations will be permitted entry only if there is space available. To book your date and time please call Burnaby Village Museum at 604-297-4565 during office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1:30-8:30pm.
The Carousel and gift shop are closed and unfortunately, Father Christmas will not be visiting this year.
Limit of one reservation per phone call.
A maximum of six people can be booked per reservation request. At this time all visitors should be from the same household.
Please do not leave reservation requests on the voicemail. These requests will not be booked.
COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. Face masks are recommended at all times for visitors. Where physical distancing of two metres (6 feet) cannot be maintained, visitors are required to wear a mask. Masks are required in all buildings. Contact information will be collected for the purpose of contact tracing.