Warm Holiday Traditions Kept Alive at Black Creek Pioneer Village

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Instead of rushing through crowded malls in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, step back in time at Black Creek Pioneer Village to enjoy Christmas the old fashioned way. From now until Dec. 23, you and your family can revel in the warmth and simplicity of Christmas in the 1860's. Truly, there is something for everyone this Christmas at the Village.

At this special time of the year, the Village is transformed into a wonderland, with beautiful decorations that echo the sights and sounds of Christmas of a bygone era. Festive wreaths and garlands welcome visitors as they tour the Village on the Tour of Traditions. On weekends only, during these tours, visitors learn about some of the more popular holiday traditions including the practice of sending Christmas cards, putting up Christmas trees and opening presents on Christmas Day.

Food is one of the more memorable features of the holiday season. Nowhere is that more obvious than at the Village where visitors learn about the origin of traditional holiday foods. Eyes pop at the sight of flaming Christmas puddings and taste buds delight in the chance to sample these delicious treats. Trimming the tree is another favorite Christmas tradition. Come learn the history of the Christmas tree while children make and take home their own handmade paper ornament. At the end of your tour, don't forget to purchase a freshly made mincemeat tart and hot apple cider.

Christmas by Lamplight is another popular tradition at Black Creek Pioneer Village. For three magical evenings, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, visitors can tour the Village bathed in the glow of lamplight at night. Live music, food and other activities make this once-a-year event a cherished one. Book your tour by lamplight today at www.blackcreek.ca

Christmas dinners hosted by the Village are a delicious way to celebrate the season. Held Dec. 6, 13 and 20, these are traditional Christmas meals with all the trimmings. Book online reservations or call 416-667-6295 .

For lovers of the holiday classic "A Christmas Carol", come watch Humber River Shakespeare Company's timeless tale of greed, ghosts, salvation and hope at the Village. On Dec. 9 and 16, five actors, 30 characters, 1 trunk, a mask, music and puppets bring the story of Scrooge to life. Tickets are available by going to www.blackcreek.ca This Christmas make sure your holiday season includes a trip to Black Creek Pioneer Village.

SOURCE Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

For further information: Media Contact: Elizabeth Oakley (416) 274-2036


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