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A Christmas Long Ago – In-Museum Program

Christmas ornaments lined up on a light pink background

Read and explore a Christmas story with your students through hands-on artifacts, photographs of Christmas long ago, and a tree decorating activity.






November 7, 2022 - December 22, 2022 | Saskatoon


Social Studies

Program Cost

$3 per student


2 hours

Program Type

Teacher Led Program led by a teacher, with guidance from Museum staff.


Christmas is a time when a person’s thoughts turn to family gatherings, decorated trees, turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and Christmas carols.
So it was long ago. Children long ago, as today, grew more excited as Christmas grew nearer – wondering what the hung stocking would hold, what new toy may be under the tree, what shape the newly cut tree would take, and what goodies the family would bake.

Read and explore a story about the festive season for 1910 Saskatchewan settlers, see what types of gifts were given, decorate the tree with homemade ornaments, then tour Museum galleries including the Eaton’s Once Upon A Christmas display.

This script for this program is also available in French.

A Christmas Long Ago – Full Program Information (PDF)

“The recreation of the Christmas scene was great. The students were very interested and engaged the whole time and they loved being able to participate and interact by holding different objects and trying out the old toys. The duration of the presentation seemed to be the perfect length.” – Teacher, 2021


Curriculum Connections


INK.2, CRK.1, CRK.2, CRK.3, CRK.4, CCK.2


How to book or inquire

Classes will be registered on a first come, first served basis.


Click here to register for A Christmas Long Ago >>


If you have questions please email or call the Saskatoon Education Department at or 1-306-931-1910 .


Museum Manners & Program Rules

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