What’s On In December

Experience the magic of a traditional Victorian Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village!

When you visit Black Creek Pioneer Village, we want you to have a great time and feel safe. All visitors 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend some events and programs. Proof of vaccination, along with an official government ID, must be shown for entry. Please read program descriptions carefully to avoid disappointment.

For information about event spaces operated by a third party on Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) sites, please contact: bypeterandpauls.com.

Stringent visitor protocols, including advance reservations, cashless payments, masks/face coverings, physical distancing requirements, health screenings, and hand sanitization stations remain in effect until further notice.

Thank you for your continued support to proactively protect staff and members of the public from the potential risk of contracting COVID-19.

 

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Christmas on High Street

Dates: December 4, 11, 18, 22 & 23
Time: 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Stroll down the Village’s main street and into the Christmas of yesteryear.

See the buildings in all their festive finery, stop at crackling bonfires to enjoy an old-fashioned yarn, tap your toes to a Victorian dance, and discover the joy of an old-fashioned Christmas.

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus is at the Village! Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, enjoy a visit with the jolly old elf.

All visitors 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend Christmas on High Street. Proof of vaccination along with an official government ID must be shown for entry to the event.

Please note that tickets to Christmas on High Street include access to the buildings along the Village’s main street only. To explore the rest of the Village, please consider visiting on another day.

Entry is by pre-purchased ticket only. We invite MAP and other pass holders to visit the Village for a self-guided visit on Thursdays and Sundays in December.

Pricing:

General Public Members
Adult (14-64) $24.00 + HST $15.00 + HST
Child (4-13) $20.00 + HST $12.00 + HST
Senior (65+) $24.00 + HST $15.00 + HST
Student (14+ with ID) $24.00 + HST $15.00 + HST
Toddler (3 and under) Free Free

Purchase Your Tickets:

General Public BOOK NOW
Village/Conservation Parks Members BOOK NOW

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Christmas Dinners Are Here!

Dates: December 4, 11 & 18
Seating Times: 3:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Pricing: $49.04 – $85.00

Add to your Christmas High Street experience in the Village by joining us for a festive dinner in the unique atmosphere of our Canada West room.

The food will be delicious, the music will be merry, and spots are limited!

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Christmas Dinner

Holiday Welcome Cocktail

Charcuterie board per table
Assorted local cheese & honey, variety of cured meats with house pickles & peter’s olives

APPETIZER


Choice of one

Wild Mushroom bisque, maple chestnut, truffle creme

Kale salad, roasted butternut squash, parmesan, pea shoot, balsamic vinaigrette

ENTRÉE


Choice of one

Roasted turkey, lemon fingerling, cranberry herb stuffing, maple roasted carrot, turkey jus

Spinach Rotolo, wild mushroom, ricotta, tomato creme

DESSERT


Choice of one

Carrot cake, raisin, cinnamon cream cheese

Flourless chocolate tort, ganache, Chantilly cream

COFFEE / TEA / JUICE AND POP INCLUDED
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Happy Holidays

byPeterandPauls Hospitality Group

 

All guests must show proof of vaccination. A mask must be worn inside the building at all times, except while you are seated at your table.

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Christmas dinner at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Storytime with Santa

SOLD OUT. For a visit with Santa, please join us for Christmas on High Street. To be added to the waiting list, please see below.

Santa and his helpers invite you to join them for some magical merry-making at Black Creek Pioneer Village!

Jingle all the way to our magnificent Half Way House, decked out for the holiday season. There your family will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and snap an “elfie” or two, take part in festive fun, and gather round Santa’s chair to hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly old man himself!

This experience is perfect for youngsters in preschool to grade 2.

Past participants, please note: This program had been modified from previous years to ensure physical distancing and eliminate the sharing of supplies. Part of the program will take place outdoors, so please dress for the weather!

Entry is by pre-purchased ticket only. We invite MAP and other pass holders to visit the Village for a self-guided visit on Thursdays and Sundays in December.

All visitors 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend Storytime with Santa. Proof of vaccination along with an official government ID must be shown for entry to the event.

Pricing:

General Public Members
Adult (14-64) $24.00 + HST $22.00 + HST
Child (2-13) $26.00 + HST $24.00 + HST
Senior (65+) $24.00 + HST $22.00 + HST
Toddler (2 and under) Free Free

Purchase Your Tickets:

Storytime with Santa is SOLD OUT. Please contact vservices@trca.ca if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.

Santa Claus awaits visitors by the Christmas tree at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Christmas High Street by Night

Dates: December 4, 11 & 18
Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Treat your family to an evening of Christmas wonder.

Stroll along the Village’s main street, alight with oil-lamps, crackling bonfires, and the twinkling of Christmas lights in the trees.

Discover the heartwarming cheer of yesteryear. Cozy up to some ghost stories by a roaring bonfire, learn about dashing through the snow on a crisp winter day, enjoy cheerful parlour games, tap your toes to a Victorian dance, and more! Join us either day or night for this year’s happy holiday fun.

All visitors 12 and older must be fully vaccinated to attend Christmas High Street by Night. Proof of vaccination along with an official government ID must be shown for entry to the event.

Please note that tickets to Christmas High Street by Night include access to the buildings along the Village’s main street only. To explore the rest of the Village, please consider visiting on another day.

Entry is by pre-purchased ticket only. We invite MAP and other pass holders to visit the Village for a self-guided visit on Thursdays and Sundays in December.

Pricing:

General Public Members
Adult (14-64) $29.00 + HST $26.35 + HST
Child (4-13) $25.00 + HST $22.75 + HST
Senior (65+) $29.00 + HST $26.35 + HST
Student (14+ with ID) $29.00 + HST $26.35 + HST
Toddler (3 and under) Free Free

Purchase Your Tickets:

General Public BOOK NOW
Village/Conservation Parks Members BOOK NOW

Interior of historic building gently lit by candle and fireplace for Christmas High Street by Night event at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Self-Guided Visits

Dates: December 5, 12, 19, 20 & 21
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Wander the Village at your own pace and enjoy traditional Christmas décor along the main street. Meet costumed educators to learn how Victorian life changed in the winter.

Dates: December 2, 9 & 16
Tours at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Escape to the quiet of the Village, and explore Victorian holiday traditions on a 50-minute tour.

Pricing:

General Public Members
Adult (14-64) $15.30 + HST Free
Child (4-13) $11.20 + HST Free
Senior (65+) $12.25 + HST Free
Student (14+ with ID) 12.25 + HST Free
Toddler (3 and under) Free Free

Purchase Your Tickets:

General Public BOOK NOW
Village/Conservation Parks Members – Free BOOK NOW

snow falls on heritage building in winter at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Outdoor Family Experience: Christmas Past

Dates:
Wednesday December 1, 8 & 15
Thursday December 2, 9 & 16
Friday December 3, 10 & 17

Times: 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

Discover the origins of all your favourite holiday traditions in this festive guided experience!

Explore the food, decorations, gift- giving, and entertainment that people of the past enjoyed at Christmas time.

This program is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends this holiday season!

Purchase Your Tickets:

General Public – $94.95* BOOK NOW
Village/Conservation Parks Members – $90.95* BOOK NOW

*Fee covers a maximum of five people. Please contact vservices@trca.ca to add more guests. Cost: $15.00 + HST for each additional guest (up to five).

a hand-crafted tin ornament decorates a traditional Victorian Christmas tree

 

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NOTE: Prior to visiting a Black Creek Pioneer Village, every person must complete the Ontario Ministry of Health self-assessment for COVID-19. If they do not pass the assessment, they should not visit the site.

 

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TRCA Cancellation Policy

Cancellation requests received by TRCA more than 3 days before the start of the program will receive a 75% refund of the relevant program fees paid. Cancellation requests received by TRCA less than 3 days before the start of the program do not qualify for a refund. Please contact us in cases of sickness prior to the program so we can be in touch about rescheduling or refunding. Rescheduling is subject to availability. Cancellation requests must be received in writing by email to vservices@trca.ca.

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Black Creek Pioneer Village has been awarded a #SafeTravels Stamp, which is recognized globally for adopting proper, standardized health and hygiene protocols

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