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Christmas 1910 – In-Museum Program

An old fashioned colour cartoon Christmas card featuring a bustling storefront. The windows are bright with yellow light and decorations like a Christmas tree, wreath, and bobbles. Outside, two women in colourful winter garments greet each other, a young boy carries a wrapped parcel, and other shoppers move about carrying parcels and decorations.

Students will learn about 1910 settler Christmas traditions through in-classroom activities and an in-Museum imaginary shopping trip and tour of a special Christmas exhibit at WDM Saskatoon.


Our Christmas 1910 Program changed in 2022. Please read the information in this document closely.


Grade 3




December 12, 2023 - December 22, 2023 | Saskatoon


Arts Education | Social Studies

Program Cost

$3.50 per student


1.5 hours

Program Type

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


During this program, students learn about settler life and Christmas traditions in the early part of the 20th century.

The program includes:

  • Before your visit, you will be provided with a video link to watch that is all about preparing for Christmas in Saskatchewan in 1910.
  • At the Museum, a teacher-led imaginary shopping trip on Boomtown Street, learning about the types of gifts given during the holiday season and how much they cost, as well as a teacher-led tour of the Eaton’s Once Upon a Christmas display identifying how it is old fashioned and different than what you would see today. Worksheets for these activities will be provided.
  • After your Museum visit, you can discuss the outcomes of your worksheets. You will also be provided with instruction sheets and templates for three different Christmas-themed crafts you can do with your class.

Christmas 1910 – Full Program Information (PDF)

“We really enjoyed Christmas shopping in Boomtown. Everything was well organized and the students had an exciting and authentic experience.” – Teacher, 2021

Educator In-Service: An educator in-service session will be offered by request via Zoom. It will cover all aspects of the before visit activity, what to expect for your Museum visit and the after-visit crafts. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have.

Curriculum Connections

Grade 3 Social Studies IN3.1; IN3.2; IN3.3, Math N3.1N3.2, Arts Education CP3.8


How to book or inquire

The program is available twice daily on the following dates:
December 12, 14, 15
December 19, 21, 22

Morning Sessions: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Afternoon Sessions: 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Only one class will be able to book at a time so program space is limited.

Click here for the Christmas 1910 application form >>


If you have questions, please contact us at or 1-306-931-1910.

“The students absolutely loved it and it was an easy process to plan. The WDM staff were great and it was an excellent overall experience. Thank you!” – Teacher, 2021


Museum Manners & Program Rules

Museum Manners & our Virtual Code of Conduct are rules intended to keep students and our artifacts safe and ensure a good experience for all visitors. Please make sure your chaperones and students are aware of and ready to follow them. NOTE: Specific Museums and programs may have additional rules.... Read More

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