Colborne Lodge

Events at Colborne Lodge


Colborne Lodge holds community events and seasonal workshops that highlight its location in High Park. Call 416-392-6916 or e-mail

Christmas Time at Colborne Lodge - Begins November 21

From Saturday, November 21 to January 3, 2016
Tuesdays to Sundays - 12noon to 4 p.m. 
December 24 & 31 - 12noon to 3 p.m.
Closed: Mondays, Dec 25, 26 and Jan 1
Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and aromas of a Victorian Christmas.  Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats. The Lodge is nestled at the south end of High Park.
Holiday admission prices apply:
Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youths/Children $4.42 (plus tax)

Christmas Open House - November 26

Thursday, November 26, 5 to 7:30 p.m
Join us in celebrating the start of the festive season at our Victorian Christmas Open House. Everyone is welcome to drop by to tour the Howards' home decorated for a 19th-century Christmas and enjoy period refreshments by the crackling hearth fire in the winter kitchen. Begin your Christmas shopping early in the new Museum Shop at Colborne Lodge. Bring your family and friends. Admission is FREE.

Christmas Centrepiece Workshops for Adult & Youth - Dec. 12 & 13

Christmas Centrepiece Workshops
Create your own Christmas Centrepiece using natural materials. This 2-hour workshop is a great pre-Christmas get-together activity for groups of friends and families.  Set in picturesque High Park, the house offers a cosy historic ambience for this seasonal craft. A tour of the decorated parts of the house and light refreshments are included. Pre-registration required.

Adult and Youth (Ages 10 to 15)
Saturday, December 12 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 13 at 10 a.m.
$42.50 plus tax for one adult and one youth,  $12.50 plus tax for an additional youth

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Christmas Cookie Creation for Children (8 to 12 year olds) - Dec. 19

Saturday, December 19, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Children will have fun making unique and tasty treats for the holidays in this historic baking workshop that uses a Canadian gingerbread recipe from the 1830s. While their cookies bake, participants will tour the house and discover Victorian Christmas traditions and stories. Participants will then take home the Christmas cookies they've made. They might even want to save a few for when Saint Nick comes to visit!  Pre-registration and payment required. $22.50 + tax (includes supplies and a dozen cookies to bring home). Limited spots available. Call 416-392-6916 Monday – Saturday for registration.

Christmas by the Hearth for 5 to 7 year olds - Dec. 20

Sunday, December 20, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Youngsters enjoy the warmth of an historic Christmas by decorating gingerbread cookies prepared from an 1831 Upper Canadian cook book followed by an enchanting interval of Christmas stories from long ago, snuggled by the kitchen hearth. Afterward, the children will go upstairs to peek at the Howards' Christmas tree and the presents underneath. Pre-registration and payment required. $17.50 plus tax (includes light seasonal refreshments). Limited spots available. Call 416-392-6916 Monday – Saturday for registration.