The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Museums are getting into the festive spirit this month, with several holiday-themed events upcoming in both communities.
In Pitt Meadows, residents will be encouraged to embrace their crafty side with the Victorian Christmas kit, which will contain a variety of materials and instructions to make some neat holiday crafts, including candle making, butter making, mechanical paper animal craft making, and more.
Each of these kits goes for $5 and can be picked up from the museum starting Dec. 6. However, there are a limited number of these kits, so locals are encouraged to get theirs as soon as possible.
The Victorian Christmas kits can be picked up between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
The Pitt Meadows Museum will also be continuing its regular Museum Sundays program, which has a special holiday theme for all of the December dates.
On the Dec. 10 edition, kids will be able to make their very own vintage glitter cards which they can then give to their loved ones this holiday season.
The final Museum Sunday in December will be on Dec. 17 and will feature a Christmas leftovers theme. The museum staff will set out any leftover holiday kits or other Museum Sundays kits they’ve created throughout the year, which they hope will help entertain the children over the holiday break.
All Museum Sundays kits can be picked up from the museum during business hours and will be available for a minimum donation of $2 each.
The Maple Ridge Museum will also be offering its own crafting opportunity on Dec. 9 as it hosts two holiday ornament-making sessions.
Recommended for children aged five and older, these hour-long workshops will guide them through the process of making three different ornaments using a variety of techniques and materials, and will also provide them with free hot chocolate and a holiday-themed treat.
The first class runs from 11 a.m. to noon, with the second being hosted from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.
Registration is required for ornament-making classes and costs $5 per child. People can register for either of the classes by visiting www.mapleridgemuseum.org/holiday-ornament-making.