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Special Events 2016


Opening Day
Saturday, October 1st
Noon to 4 p.m.

We welcome back visitors to Woodside for the 2016 season!

Victorian Thanksgiving
October 6, 7, 8, 9 and 13, 14, 15, 16

Woodside National Historic Site presents traditional Thanksgiving in the Victorian Era. The boyhood home of William Lyon Mackenzie King is decorated for the harvest season and the grounds are ablaze with fall colours-perfect for a picnic, an afternoon stroll or picture taking.

Weekends throughout the Fall

If you find our special events interesting consider coming to Woodside on weekends throughout the fall, as we feature different demonstrations each week. For more information please visit: Activities at Woodside.

Woodside Murder Mystery

Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22
Times: Early show : 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Late Show: 9 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $11.20 per person

It’s murder most foul at Woodside National Historic site! We are looking for some keen detectives to help uncover a murderer in a classic “who done it?” with an historical twist! Explore the home to uncover clues and interview suspects with hopes of finding the guilty party. Prizes to be awarded for some and fun to be had by all.

Pre-Ticket sales start on October 1st, 2016. For Ticket purchasing and other information please call 519-571-5684 or e-mail Tickets are limited so don’t wait, you could miss your chance to unravel a mystery and catch a murderer!!


Victorian Christmas
December 1 through December 18

Savour the seasonal delights of a Victorian Christmas and learn how the King family celebrated this festive time of year. Feel the magic of the season as you walk through the richly decorated rooms of Woodside in its Victorian charm!

Thursday, December 1st
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Share in the traditions of a Woodside Christmas by the soft glow of lamplight. Cozy up under the mistletoe and enjoy hot apple cider. On our grounds, warm up by the crackling fire and sample roasted chestnuts. Gather in the parlour for live music as we perform traditional carols. $7.80 per person. Advance ticket purchase recommended as space is limited. E-mail or call 519-571-5684 for more information.

Christmas Mementos
Saturday, December 10
10 a.m. – Noon

Discover the enchantment of a Christmas morning reminiscent of the Victorian past. Decorate your very own cookie ornament to hang on your tree. Dip a pen in ink and write a letter to Santa Claus while sampling seasonal cookies and apple cider. Admission: $7.80 per participant. This program requires advance registration as space is limited. Please register by calling 519-571-5684. This program is subject to minimum enrollment.

Christmas Cheer
Saturday, December 17
10 a.m. – Noon

Delight in the spirit of a Victorian Christmas as you are guided on a tour of the King family home decorated for the season. Enjoy live music in the parlour accompanied by piano. Sample seasonal baking complimented by a variety of teas. Admission: $14.70 per person. This program requires advance registration as space is limited. E-mail or call 519-571-5684 for more information.

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