Music and More Featured in Annual Open House

Father Christmas greets a couple of young visitors during the open house. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Father Christmas greets a couple of young visitors during the open house. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Visitors had a chance to tour Kendrick Mansion, listen to live music, see Father Christmas and even sample figgy pudding Friday night during the first of the three-day Holiday Open House at the Trail End Historic Site.

The event, which is from 4 to 7 p.m. all three nights, will be repeated Saturday and Sunday and is almost the last chance people will have to tour the historic house museum this year.

Site Curator Sharie Prout said the last day for the current season is Dec. 14 – next Friday. She said Trail End will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. daily until then.

Prout said next year's exhibit doesn't yet have a title, but the focus will be the everyday life of the Kendrick family.

The figgy pudding was accompanied by cups of hot apple cider, and visitors could also take copies of a recipe for preparing figgy pudding of their own.

Father Christmas has been part of the holiday open house since 2010, greeting children in the Kendrick Mansion's third floor ballroom. The open house itself has been an annual tradition for more than 35 years, according to the Trail End site's Facebook page.

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Visitors on the stairs between floors. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Visitors on the stairs between floors. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The dining room, decorated for the holidays. (Photo by Pat Blair)
The dining room, decorated for the holidays. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Father Christmas greets another of the children who came to visit him. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Father Christmas greets another of the children who came to visit him. (Photo by Pat Blair)
An upstairs bedroom. (Photo by Pat Blair)
An upstairs bedroom. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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