Christmas at Hycroft is a holiday tradition worth establishing. Located in Shaughnessy’s glamorous Edwardian manor, the old-world mansion opens its doors to the public every year for its spectacular Christmas extravaganza. And trust us, they know how to throw a party. After all, they’ve been hosting this event for 45 years!
Inside you’ll find all three fabulous floors decked in seasonal splendour as well as over 25 local artisans. Outside, Hycroft’s Courtyard will be a jingle of festive fun with live entertainment, food and “Polar Bears” AKA hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps to take away the brrrs.
Christmas at Hycroft Highlights
Festive decor: The entire place will be decked out with boughs of holly and fa-la-la-la-la decor to inspire your own Christmas spirit. Imagine a wealthy grandmother and her minions decorating every nook and cranny of her mansion in festive splendour (and gorgeous flowers), that’s what it’s like!
Entertainment: Outside jugglers, singers and musicians including the Vancouver Bach Choir Toccata and the Langley Ukuele Ensemble will get your toes tapping. More adult fare (think harpists, singers and quartets) will be in the drawing room.
Santa’s Workshop: If you feel the need to get those photos done early, now’s your chance. The jolly bearded man in red will be on-hand for visits and photos with the littles and bigs.
Shopping: Loads of artisans will be on-hand including Make Merry Party shop and Petite Lou Lou with their beautiful hand-made goods for sale.
Adults Only Speakeasy: Send dad home with the kids and nip downstairs for a tipple! Password hint: “Santa’s favourite reindeer and one-time saviour of Christmas.” NB: Cash only.
November 16 to 19, 2017
Adults are $15 and kids under 12 are free.
Hycroft Mansion, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).