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Celebrate Christmas at the County Museum


Midhurst/November 24, 2021 –This December, the County Museum presents a Simcoe County Christmas. Share the holidays with friends and family at the Simcoe County Museum, and join us between December 3 and 17 to take part in various Christmas-themed activities that are fun for everyone.

A Simcoe County Christmas
A Simcoe County Christmas is an in-person guided tour celebrating some of the different ways Christmas has been celebrated throughout Simcoe County's history. Travelling through the decorated museum galleries, heritage buildings and grounds by lamplight, costumed interpreters will share stories from Christmases past.  Victorian customs, early settler treats, Sinterklaas and our own recent Christmas traditions are featured in this program. Participants will be offered light refreshments outdoors by the fire, as well as a Christmas gift of treats, crafts and activities to enjoy at home.

WhereSimcoe County Museum - 1151 Highway 26, Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7

Every 20 minutes between 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Every Friday between December 3 and December 17, 2021


Please book in advance online
Admission is $8 per person
Participants are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the Paramedic Toy Drive

Christmas Workshops
Christmas is officially here, which means it's time to break out the eggnog and a few beloved holiday decorations. Back in the 1970s, tabletop ceramic Christmas trees became all the rage. These tiny tabletop decorations were likely handmade in a nearby ceramics class. Now it's your turn to create some custom retro Christmas decorations of your own. Light up your tabletop this season with your very own ceramic Christmas tree, Victorian Glass ornaments and Christmas crackers in our Christmas Workshop. Now you can impress your family and friends with your very own unique handcrafted Christmas gifts.

WhereSimcoe County Museum - 1151 Highway 26, Minesing, Ontario L9X 0Z7

Morning (9 a.m. – noon) and Evening (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) sessions available Saturday, December 4, 2021 


Please book in advance online
$125.00 per person for the 3-hour workshop (this workshop is geared to adults)
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants per workshop
Cost includes one 14" Ceramic Christmas Tree and instruction, two glass ornaments, take home kit for four Christmas Crackers, light refreshments (eggnog, apple cider, tea, coffee, cookies)


COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Effective Saturday, November 6, 2021, all Museum visitors aged 12 and older must be fully vaccinated. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the Museum. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes an Ontario Enhanced Vaccine Certificate, or paper copy of proof of vaccination status, and official government issued identification. Physical distancing and masking measures are still in effect.

Take the Infinite Journey with the Simcoe County Museum, a cultural exploration of our historical past and exciting future. The Simcoe County Museum is owned and operated by the County of Simcoe and offers year round exhibits, events and educational programs for visitors of every age. Visit our website at museum.simcoe.ca for further details.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Chris H​edley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)​