Double Your Fun With the Museum of History’s Christmas Tree and Market

November 28, 2017


For immediate release

Gatineau, Québec, November 27, 2017 — On November 30, the Canadian Museum of History invites you to double your fun by taking part in both the lighting of its giant Christmas tree and the opening of the Christmas Market.

Join us at 6 p.m. in front of the Museum’s main entrance for the official lighting of the tree. Adorned with several thousand red and white coloured lights, the Christmas tree, one of the tallest in the region, will shine until January 8, 2018. During the illumination event, members of the public will be offered complimentary hot chocolate and Beaver Bites until 6:30 p.m.

While you’re at the Museum, we invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional shopping experience in one of the country’s most impressive indoor spaces. Enjoy this first evening of the Christmas Market, meet the producers and artisans of the region. More than 80 exhibitors will be on hand to propose artisanal cheeses, breads, treats, organic foods, fine spirits, artwork, original jewellery and unique fashion accessories. Visit the Museum’s website for the list of producers and artisans.

 Illumination of the Museum’s Christmas Tree
Thursday, November 30
From 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Free activity
Canadian Museum of History
Join us for this lighting ceremony and enjoy Christmas carols.
Hot chocolate and Beaver Bites will be served until 6:30 p.m.

The Museum’s Christmas Market
November 30 to December 3, 2017
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission
Grand Hall
The Museum’s Christmas Market is a great place to do your holiday shopping in a festive and relaxed atmosphere.
You’ll be sure to find that perfect gift you’ve been looking for!

More information is available at or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

Work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support of the Government of Canada.

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Media contacts:

Stéphanie Verner
Media Relations Officer
Telephone: 819-776-7169