Get in the holiday spirit at Pickering Museum Village this winter

Posted on Friday September 15, 2023

Pickering, ON, September 15, 2023

Pickering Museum Village is bringing back holiday favourites this winter.

‘A Storybook Christmas’ was the museum’s most successful program of 2022, and it’s back with a brand-new story for 2023. Teddy is on another holiday adventure: help him find his way to the Toy Store and to a family in time for Christmas!

Teddy’s journey takes him through celebrations of the holiday season, including wintertime activities and holiday origins. Guests of all ages will find themselves immersed in the holiday season as they enjoy treats, crafts, trivia, music, and more. And don’t forget – no visit would be complete without seeing the man in red himself!

“A Storybook Christmas” runs on weekends from November 25th to December 10th. The program will also run on weekdays as “Teddy’s Holiday Adventure” for education bookings, from November 24th to December 21st. Please reach out to the museum to book your experience.

Speaking of Santa Claus, you can reserve a slot for your very own family or pet photos with Santa on November 11th and 12th! Part of the proceeds will be donated to an animal charity. Slots are limited – make sure to book your time soon!

There’s also a chance to make your own holiday decorations at the museum, just in time for the holidays! Our Swag Making Workshop returns on November 18th and 19th to show you how to make a traditional ‘swag’, a decorative mix between a wreath and garland, in a session guided by our expert Museum Interpreters.

Design your own holiday swag with ribbon and natural accents such as pinecones and bittersweet branches. Along the way, learn about how the swags were used for holiday decorating in the past. This workshop is completed outdoors, so come dressed for the weather. Bring your family and friends for a creative and fun time. Two workshop slots are available per day!

Tickets for Museum events are on sale now at: or by phone at 905-683-8401.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 100,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Ali Crone
Heritage Programmer l Pickering Museum Village
Community Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 1022