(Main fireplace decorated for the holidays at Craigdarroch Castle)

Holiday lovers, rejoice – Christmas lasts the whole month of December at Craigdarroch Castle!

Starting the first day of December, the Castle promises to bring holiday-themed theatre, music, movies and more for the entire family – all at one of Victoria’s most iconic landmarks.

Kicking off at Craigdarroch’s Museum Store on Sunday, December 1st, a special promotion offers shoppers from around the globe the chance to support local to start the busy holiday shopping season.

‘Museum Store Sunday’ will participate with 1,200 retailers worldwide for the first time ever, and The Castle Shop will offer samples as well as special promotions and prizes throughout the day.

And what better way to channel the Christmas spirit than a one-man performance of the classic tale ‘A Christmas Carol’?

Jason Stevens channels the spirit of Charles Dickens within the historic walls of the Castle and brings this story to life from December 17th-23rd – tickets are available online and at the Castle itself!

Classics at the Castle Movie Series also returns for the holiday season, following a sold-out Halloween run. Join them for screenings of two festive family classics – Gremlins will be shown on December 27th and the 1994 version of Little Women (featuring scenes filmed at the Castle!) will be presented on December 28th – on both days, doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a Castle Tour followed by the movie screening at 6:30 p.m.

The Castle’s halls will also be alive with holiday music all month long, with musicians ranging from jazz artists to medieval folk groups to classical cellists!

Performances are scheduled between December 7th and December 30th, with both morning and afternoon shows. A full schedule is available online, and the performances are free with Castle admission!

CONTEST CLOSED** Congratulations to Marilyn Goode and Valerie Crosbie!

We’re giving away TWO pairs of admission passes to Craigdarroch Castle as well as a 20% discount to their Museum Store – for your chance to win, please complete one or more of the following:

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Christmas at Craigdarroch Castle

  • When: All December long! See the full schedule of events online
  • Where: Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent
  • Tickets: Tickets available for purchase online or by calling 250-592-5323 to book