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Victorian Christmas

You Are Invited...

You are invited to visit virtually and experience the splendour of the season at Government House from your own home. 

Government House is offering a virtual Victorian Christmas Traditions vignette along with a tour of Government House's decorations and some holiday music played on our player piano. Join Amédée & Henriette Forget, their guest Eliza Parker and Mary, their maid as they finalize preparations for their 1905 Christmas celebrations. Hear the stories of how many Christmas traditions (Christmas trees, Christmas crackers, turkey for Christmas dinner, etc.) originated. Go HERE to watch the video.


Christmas comes alive at Government House! 

Christmas is a magical time at Government House, with windows and doorways swagged in lush garlands, festooned with holly berries and twinkling lights. The splendour of the season can be seen, and felt, at every turn and the atmosphere alone makes for a wonderfully festive visit.

Visit Government House over the holiday season and take in the incredible splendour and decor, including 17 trees, 25 window sprays, 62 wreaths, 100 poinsettias, more than 450 feet of garland and thousands of lights.

Make Government House part of your family’s tradition!

      Looking up at a tall, fully decorated Christmas tree  Dining room table set for a Christmas feast with eight place settings on red place mats, Christmas flowers, Christmas crackers and Christmas centre piece.  looking at Christmas decorations from an upper hall with garland around the stairwell and doorways and viewing the Christmas tree on the main floor.


13 foot fully decorated Christmas tree on display in the main hall of the Government House SK museum

See how this tree comes into being!