Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum

It's become a tradition for us to go to Burnaby Village Museum every year at Christmas. It's one of my favorite Christmas activities. And, it's free!

We had some tickets for the carousel left from the last time we visited BVM, so the first order of business was to head straight to the carousel and ride. (See, we did learn something from the previous evening!)

Did you know that the Burnaby Village Carousel is the second fastest vintage carousel in North America?

I think we made the right choice, don't you?

Every year the museum does a light display depicting the twelve days of Christmas. Each year it's slightly different.

There's always a craft making station in the Real Estate office.

And in the toy room Elisabeth decorated a Christmas tree.

One of the highlights is their version of Santa Claus - Father Christmas. I love the costumes, so rich and luxurious. I also like that we're not necessarily talking about a fat man in a red suit. Although mall santas are nice too, I just prefer this one.

He greeted Elisabeth.
And then said, "smile for pictures."

Greeted David and posed for another picture.

We were at the museum with our friends, and Denis wanted his photo taken with Father Christmas too.

We made our way back towards the carousel, with a quick stop at the train first.

There was also a musical in the theatre. If you find yourself at the museum this Christmas season, I do recommend their version of Robin Hood. It's quite funny and the voices of the performers (remember, it's a musical) were very good.