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Museum of Civilization’s Christmas Market: a must for the Holidays


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Gatineau, Quebec, December, 5, 2012 — The Canadian Museum of Civilization’s Christmas Market is back! The festive and welcoming setting of the Christmas Market is the ideal place to do all of your holiday gift-shopping. And, with close to 40 exhibitors participating, you are sure to find the perfect gifts. 

Meet local vendors, discover delicious regional products and examine unique handmade objects while experiencing the creativity and enthusiasm that drives area artisans. You’ll find fine regional foods such as breads, cheeses, organic produce and artisanal spirits as well as handcrafted jewellery, handbags, fashion accessories and more.  

Children will have the chance to meet someone very special who came directly from the North Pole for the occasion. Enjoy live music and family activities—all in all, it’s the perfect place for holiday shopping.

The Museum’s Christmas Market
December 7 to 9 and 14 to 16
Fridays, noon to 8 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marius Barbeau Lobby
Join us for a traditional shopping experience this holiday season, inspired by outdoor Christmas markets. Discover delicious local food products and beautifully handcrafted objects.

Meet Santa Claus
December 8, 9 and 15
10 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Main Lobby
Santa is making a special stop at the Museum’s Christmas Market—make sure to drop by with your wish list and camera.

Santa’s Workshop at the Christmas Market
December 8, 9, 15 and 16
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Marius Barbeau Lobby
Stop by Santa’s Workshop, visit with the busy elves, and build your own wooden toy. $4 per child. Tickets available at Santa’s Workshop.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Museum’s annual Christmas Tree Decorating Challenge features a stunning display of lavishly decorated trees created by local community organizations. Each tree expresses an individual group’s identity, and visitors are invited to vote for their favourite. The winner will be invited back next year to decorate an even larger tree.

The Christmas trees are on display in the David M. Stewart Salon until January 6, 2013. The winner of the Christmas Trees Decorating Challenge will be announced in January.

More information is available at www.historymuseum.ca or by calling 819-776-7000 or

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Media Contacts:

Patricia Lynch
Manager, Media Relations, Partnerships and Special Events
Telephone: 819-776-7167
Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169

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