The holiday season is merry and bright at the Canadian Museum of History

November 19, 2019


For immediate release

Gatineau, Québec, November 19, 2019 — This holiday season starts on November 28 at the Canadian Museum of History with the lighting of its 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 will shine until January 6, 2020.

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, discover local products and handcrafted goods. 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.

Additionally, a special gingerbread flavored programing is offered until January 5. Gingerbread characters have invaded the Museum, and it’s up to you to find them! Be on the lookout for tricky holiday treats hiding throughout the Museum. Spot them all and receive a special surprise. Use your creative talents to contribute to our gingerbread-style village and pose for a fun family photo on our decked-out holiday stage. 

Illumination of the Museum’s Christmas Tree
Thursday, November 28
From 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Free activity
Canadian Museum of History

Join us for this lighting ceremony and enjoy Christmas carols along with gingerbread cookies and hot chocolate (while quantities last).

The Museum’s Christmas Market
November 28 to December 1, 2019
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 contact:

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