Step back in time to the 1920s this holiday season and experience the wonders of this vintage village in Ontario. Rich in history and true-to-era buildings, Ontario’s Cumberland Heritage Village Museum will transform into a festive holiday destination, adorned with lights and festive activities that date back 100 years.

Vintage Village of Lights at Cumberland Heritage Village Museum kicks off from November 24th to December 17th. Experience the Christmas traditions of yesteryear in what is called a “postcard-perfect scenery” of a 1920s and 30s village.

The village will shine bright in stunning light displays and seasonal decorations. “Chat with the villagers and get an up-close look at carpentry, leatherwork, and blacksmith demonstrations,” shared organizers. “Join us for a song around the player piano then send a telegram to the North Pole. ”

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You’ll also have the chance to take part in gingerbread cookie decorating, and sit by a warm bonfire.

For those hockey fans, you can show off your skills on the ball hockey rink, too!

And of course, what’s Christmas without a visit from Santa? You can snap a pic with jolly old Saint Nick when you’re there.

Tickets are on sale and start at $25.50. You’ll have to register online via Register Ottawa and search for Vintage Village of Lights. Then you select your date and time and pay the fee/ Each registration covers a maximum of six people.

If you’re located outside of Ottawa, there is a non-resident fee that will apply to your purchase, totaling $31.87, according to the Ottawa website.

This experience is only on until December 17th so it’s time to make those holiday plans and add this to your list ASAP.

Vintage Village of Lights

When: November 24 to December 17, 2023 – Friday to Sunday from 4 PM to 9 PM
Where: Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland, Ontario