Father Christmas comes to Old Town

Old-fashioned holiday events run throughout the month

Father Christmas, dressed in his traditional robes, will be in Old Town on the third floor of the Royal BC Museum from Thursday to Monday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Dec.10 – 24.

Photos taken with Santa Claus’ earlier incarnation cost $10 for the first two, and $5 for each additional photo.

The Old Town gallery will be decorated for Christmas, and a visit to this section of the museum is included in the price of admission. Father Christmas has been a traditional figure in English folklore since early times.

Also taking place is Helmcken House Old-Fashioned Christmas, which runs Dec. 17 to 31, 12 – 4 p.m. It features traditions of early Victorians through activities and crafts.

To find out more about these events, visit  calendar.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/holidays.