Fifty days of holiday-themed programs and events at Toronto History Museums

Revellers of all ages are invited to experience 50 days of holiday-themed programs and events at the City's 10 Toronto History Museums, which begin today and continue until January 6, 2019.  
 
"The City's museums are capturing the festive spirit this holiday season by offering numerous food, shopping and social experiences in historic spaces," said Mayor John Tory. "I encourage everyone to enjoy these family events throughout the city."
 
You can learn more about these family-friendly events at http://www.toronto.ca/holidays, which shows individual program listings, admission fees and charges. Program highlights:
 
• Spadina Museum's Art Deco and Art Nouveau décor are in full 1920s Christmas holiday splendor, and visitors can sample holiday treats made from original recipes. 
 
• Fort York's annual Frost Fair on December 1 will offer unique holiday gifts by local artisans, as well as military and musical demonstrations, children’s drill sessions, games and crafts.
 
• Scarborough Museum will be decorated with beautiful festive decorations and will offer winter treats such as spiced muffins, mincemeat tarts and candy-cane hot chocolate. On Saturday evenings until December 22, visitors can experience the beauty of the museum by lamplight while enjoying seasonal baked treats, music and carollers. 
 
• Montgomery's Inn Museum will be hosting a captivating evening of storytelling and music from the Celtic tradition of Breton folklore, a gingerbread house-decorating workshop and holiday foods and seasonal treats at its Holiday Farmer's Market and Gift Sale. 
 
• Mackenzie House visitors can design and print a holiday card on a circa-1845 printing press and enjoy an evening of Scottish music and food during traditional Hogmanay New Year celebrations. 
 
• Gibson House workshops in the historic kitchen engage guests to prepare sweet and savoury Scottish holiday classics as well as having children and adults work together to make holiday treats.  
 
• Todmorden Mills' weekend tours recreate two eras of holiday traditions (the 1890s and the 1940s) with festive treats, take-home crafts and winter strolls in the Wildflower Preserve as well as holding wreath-making workshops for adults on November 25.
 
• Colborne Lodge features a day for kids on December 9 where they can decorate cookies in the historic kitchen as well as experiencing fun stories and crafts.
 
Toronto History Museums are a group of 10 museums owned and operated by the City of Toronto that bring Toronto’s history to life for residents and visitors. They include Colborne Lodge, Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House Museum, Mackenzie House, Market Gallery, Montgomery’s Inn, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Todmorden Mills and Zion Schoolhouse. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/museums. 
 
This news release is also available on the City's website: https://bit.ly/2Q3pfDS
 
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