The Ghost of Christmas Past

Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18
Between 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Tours offered every hour)
Eldon House

$15.00 incl. HST

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 Christmas and the real ghost stories of Eldon House with this 50-minute guided tour by a costumed Historical Interpreter. This tour includes a history of age-old holiday traditions and a link to all things ‘Dickens’. This tour will get you in the spirit of Christmas Past.
  • It is recommended to register for tour time in advance (tours offered every hour).
  • Not suitable for children under 6.
  • Masks or face coverings are encouraged.
  • Social distancing measures of 6 feet will be maintained between staff and fellow visitors as much as possible.
  • As a heritage site there is no public parking.
  • No refunds are permitted past the 48 hours mark prior to the event. Tickets are transferable to family or friends by providing their name to in advance. To do this, please call 519-661-5169 or email to confirm.
  • Please be aware that in the event could be postponed or canceled guests will be notified in advance as soon as possible.

Please note as of July 1st, 2022:

There is currently construction in the downtown core which has impacted city parking, though our main entrance on the corner of Ridout and Fullerton is still accessible. More details on construction and street parking can be found at these links: and