Victorian ChristmasREGION 3: Hamilton, Halton and Brant Dundurn National Historic Site, 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON Dundurn National Historic Site
ABOUT THE EVENT / PROMOTION
Enjoy the beauty of a mid-19th century family Christmas celebration at Dundurn Castle. The Garden Club of Hamilton decorates the Castle in Victorian splendor with cedar boughs, ribbons and dried flowers. Bring your family and share a Hamilton holiday tradition. (Closed: Mondays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day)
Once home to Sir Allan Napier MacNab, railway magnate, lawyer and Premier of the United Canadas (1854-1856) and his family, today Dundurn Castle tells the story of the family who lived above stairs and the servants who lived and worked below stairs to support their affluent lifestyle. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is the museum’s Patron and the great, great, great granddaughter of Sir Allan MacNab.
William Reid was Sir Allan’s gardener for over 25 years. Explore the lovingly restored two-acre Historic Kitchen Garden where costumed staff grow over 200 heirloom varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers for use in the historic kitchen. Open mid-May through mid-October. Enjoy free garden tours in July and August.
The 1870’s Coach House is home to The Castle Shop featuring a variety of Canadian handmade crafts, souvenirs and special gifts.