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  • Occult Workshop Series

    $15.00$30.00 incl. HST
    October 17 and 24, 7:00 p.m. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Learn about the Victorian fascination with the occult including explorations of the supernatural, fortune telling and parlour magic.
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  • Woodland Cemetery Tour

    $10.00 incl. HST
    Saturday October 26, 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. (Tours offered every hour)
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Join us in the historic Woodland Cemetery for a tour of the Harris Family plot and neighbouring family plots and crypts. Learn details about the passing of specific Harris family members, the culture of death during their time, and in some cases, the careful transfer of bodies to the Woodland Cemetery site.
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  • The Morbid and Macabre

    $15.00 incl. HST
    October 27 through October 31, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. (One hour tours offered every half hour)
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Visit London's oldest house rumoured to have ghosts and learn about Victorian rituals of death, traditions surrounding the afterlife and paranormal phenomena during this one-hour guided tour. In the 19th and 20th centuries, British and North American people held belief systems that were deeply rooted in practices spanning centuries of religious life, pagan traditions and a general fear of the unknown. Be prepared for stories and historical facts that will make your hair stand on end!
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  • Table Setting for the Holidays with Charles MacPherson

    $90.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, November 30, 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. sessions Eldon House and Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy In preparation for the holidays, Charles the Butler invites you to join him in the dining room of historic Eldon House to learn the art of table setting. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to prepare the dining room and back-of-house for service, tips, tricks, tools of the trade, and how to build a place setting. Through demonstration and practice, this workshop will ensure your holiday feast is a cut above the rest! This is an exclusive workshop set in the 19th century period Eldon House estate which will be decorated for Victorian Christmas - space is limited. Refreshments will be served in the Interpretive Centre after the workshop.
  • Eldon House Christmas

    Victorian Christmas

    FREE
    Sunday, December 1, 2018 to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. By Donation
    Enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition. Visit London’s oldest family residence and experience the beautiful holiday decorations of the past. Floral arrangements by the Garden Club of London.
  • Christmas Tea

    Christmas Tea

    $20.00$40.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, December 7 12:00, 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. Seating. Interpretive Centre
    Registration Required | Registration Policy Get in the holiday spirit with live entertainment, tea and an abundant menu of savouries and sweets before touring Eldon House decorated for Victorian Christmas! By reservation only.
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  • Meet Father Christmas

    FREE
    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 DROP IN BETWEEN 12:00 P.M. AND 5:00 P.M. By Donation
    Drop in & Pay Enjoy self-guided tours of our Victorian Christmas exhibit with hands-on activities for children as well as a picture with Father Christmas in the Drawing Room. For a small donation, Eldon House can provide staff to take family photos using your camera or device. A limit of 3 pictures per group for large groups.
  • The Ghost of Christmas Past

    $20.00 incl. HST
    Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
    Registration Required | Registration Policy The name Charles Dickens has become synonymous with Christmas. “A Christmas Carol” was arguably his most famous work which was built on the Victorian tradition of ghost story telling around the hearth at Christmas time. Learn about real ghost stories of Eldon House with this 50 minute guided tour by a costumed Historical Interpreter. Including a history of age old traditions and a link to all things ‘Dickens’ this tour will get you in the spirit of Christmas Past.
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  • New Year's Levee

    New Year’s Levee

    FREE
    Wednesday, JANUARY 1, 2020 Drop In 1:00 P.M. TO 4:00 P.M. ELDON HOUSE AND INTERPRETIVE CENTRE
    Celebrate the New Year with a visit to Eldon House and enjoy musical entertainment in the elegant drawing room. Exchange greetings and gather with friends for hot cider and treats in the Interpretive Centre.