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December 14th Christmas at Fort Vancouver – Holiday Fun For All Ages!
Christmas at Fort Vancouver is one of the most magical days of the year with activities occurring throughout the site—including Fort Vancouver and the Marshall House on Officers Row.
Inside Fort Vancouver, experience the sights and sounds of the 1800’s holiday season. Christmas at Fort Vancouver displays how the employees at Hudson’s Bay Company celebrated the festive time around Christmas and New Year’s Day. After months of hard work, it was one of the few times in the year when the employees of the Hudson’s Bay Company were off from work and able to celebrate. Mark the occasion as the employees did in the 1840’s, and enjoy photo opportunities with Santa at the Marshall House, letter writing to soldiers overseas, wreath and handcraft making, nonalcoholic holiday beverages, holiday stories, holiday artifacts, children’s games, holiday music and dancing, and blacksmithing and black powder demonstrations! Regular admission to the Fort applies.
Stock up on unique holiday gifts at the Visitor Center bookstore, open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.