Feel the magic of the season as you walk through the richly decorated rooms of Woodside! Savour the seasonal delights of a Victorian Christmas and learn how the King family celebrated this festive time of year.
Christmas in the 1890s was a joyous festival of light, colour, sounds and smells. Much of what is regarded today as Christmas custom was popularized by Victorians, who included various traditions in their celebration of the Yuletide. The giving of gifts, the Christmas tree, its decorations and seasonal food can all be traced back to different cultures. The royal families of Europe, fashion magazines and retail giants influenced the character of Christmas celebrations.