Dickens Christmas at Britannia Mine Museum

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Britannia Mine Museum, just under 1 hour from Vancouver up the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, is hosting a Victorian-themed Dickens Christmas. This national historic site will feature a whimsical miniature village display for the holidays, visits with Santa, and more!


Dickens Christmas at Britannia Mine Museum

The Victorian-themed Dickens Christmas’ miniature ceramic village window displays from Canada’s Department 56 will be on display throughout the historic Machine Shop. Inspired by the nostalgic “A Christmas Carol”, the miniature village displays are reminiscent of Victorian England during Charles Dickens’ time.

Inside the Machine Shop, visitors can explore the beautiful Christmas village centerpiece, and Santa’s North Pole Toy Shop window displays decked out with Victorian-themed décor, Christmas trees, wreaths, filled with the cheerful sounds of miniature church bells, horses, and carolers.

Every Saturday and Sunday from December 5-20, visitors can sit with Santa and take their own photos for a memorable keepsake, and create some cheerful crafts at the holiday activity tables to take home.

Special event pricing for adults and seniors is $15, children (ages 5-18) is $10 and children under 4 years of age get free admission. Event pricing does not include underground tour. Tours are available during the day for regular admission price.

The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can enjoy fun exhibits and crowd favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold panning, and learn about Britannia’s history as one of the largest copper mines in the British Commonwealth in the 1930s.

The museum will be open on Christmas Eve (10:00am to 3:00pm) and Boxing Day (regular hours, 9:00am to 5:00pm), but will be closed on Christmas Day. Call 1-800-896-4044 for more information and follow the museum on Twitter and Facebook.

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