As the holiday season quickly approaches in a year of uncertainty and change, one thing that has not changed is this spectacular time of year for families and friends to celebrate. This year celebrations may look different than in previous, however the magic is alive and well.

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre has reimagined programs and events in a safe way for you and your family to enjoy.

The holiday season kicks off with the first PA Day of the year and a day of “Merry Makers!” on November 27. School aged explorers will spend the day learning about handmade gifts, playing games and creating their own gifts. This program is proudly presented by Ontario Power Generation.

“Brews & Bites” the Museum’s annual beer tasting event is happening during the evening on November 27, 2020. Charles MacLean from MacLean’s Ale’s in Hanover will spend the evening providing your taste buds with a tour through a selection of brews from blonde to porter, while enjoying delicious, paired appetizers from Harleys Pub & Perk in Mildmay.

The “Holiday Tea & Social” delivers an afternoon of specialty teas, delectable seasonal treats, live music by Adrian Little and an opportunity to welcome the season. Plan to spend the afternoon of December 3 ringing in the holiday season.

Bring your little explorers to “Santa-See Visits”, a new take on visiting with Santa “COVID style”. For the first three Saturday afternoons in December, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the BCM&CC ready to read your Christmas wishes and to wave hello. Preregistration is required for this event. Create “Memories of Christmas and Holiday Traditions” at the Museum on December 19 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Fill you afternoon with holiday activities, games, treats and exploring Bruce County history.

When you are a Museum member you not only receive free admission to the Museum for the whole year, but you also receive discounts on programs and events like these, plus free admission to four more area Museums. Now until noon on December 23, 2020 when you renew or purchase a Museum membership you will also be entered to win a $250 Bruce County Dining Out Pack! Membership is also the gift that keeps giving with a year filled of exploration and adventure through visits, programs, and events. You can purchase memberships online at

While the kids are out of school for the holiday break have some winter fun at the BCM&CC. Explore a variety of activity stations, complete a scavenger hunt and watch a movie on the big screen. Each day is a different theme!

All of the events offered have guidelines in place to adhere to social distancing protocols and comply with public health regulations to provide a safe environment for all. Tickets are available online at or by calling 519-797-2080 during operating hours. The BCM&CC is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. Discover more and plan your journey through Bruce County history at




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