(Craigdarroch Castle)

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

Starting November 29th, the Castle promises to bring holiday-themed theatre, decor and more for the entire family – all at one of Victoria’s most iconic landmarks.

Kicking off at Craigdarroch’s Museum Store on Sunday, November 29th, a special promotion offers shoppers from around the globe the chance to support local to start the busy holiday shopping season.

In order to allow for more physical distancing and safe shopping Museum Store Sunday will be recognized in the store for a second Sunday on December 6th, in addition the online store will have special discounts all week, from November 29th to December 6th.

Over 1,200 retailers worldwide will participate in ‘Museum Store Sunday’, including the Castle Gift Shop located in the Craigdarroch Castle Visitor Centre.

“By shopping in the Castle shop visitors are supporting our mission to share the stories of Craigdarroch Castle with the community,” says John Hughes, Craigdarroch Castle’s executive director.

Even better, in the spirit of Christmas, we’ve partnered with Craigdarroch Castle to give away a pair of tour admission passes Castle PLUS 20% off at their Castle Gift shop – contest details are below!

(Main fireplace decorated for the holidays at Craigdarroch Castle)

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 10th-24th – full schedule and tickets are available online for each showing, and are recommended for ages 13 and up.

Though the Christmas season at Craigdarroch Castle will look different than in the past due the ongoing pandemic, the Castle is open Wednesday to Sunday during December from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and tours are available only by reservation online or by calling 250-592-5323. This year, only the first floor of the Museum will be decorated for the holidays. 

You can find Craigdarroch Castle’s full COVID-19 protocols online.

(Craigdarroch Castle)

CONTEST

We’re giving away a pair of admission passes to Craigdarroch Castle PLUS 20% off at their Castle Gift shop – for your chance to win, please complete one or more of the following:

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Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on November 29th, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter. Make sure to register when commenting below.

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