Meet­ing mum­mers and ghosts of Christ­mases past

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

MORE than 600 peo­ple flocked to a tra­di­tional Chilterns Christ­mas at the Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum this month.

Or­gan­is­ers said it was an ex­cit­ing and fun packed week­end de­spite the in­clement weather.

Fam­i­lies loved meet­ing Fa­ther Christ­mas in his Vic­to­rian grotto in a re­stored High Wy­combe Toll House.

Ge­or­gian re-en­ac­tors pro­vided a tra­di­tional flavour with Christ­mas School, mum­mers’ plays and fes­tive recipes from the time, cul­mi­nat­ing in na a Christ­mas Feast inn Lea­grave Cot­tage.

World fa­mous Vic­to­rian au­thor Charles Dick­ens even made an ap­pear­ance, read­ing from his novella A Christ­mas Carol.

A va­ri­ety of Christ­massy crafts kept ept the kids en­ter­tained, and with fes­tive mu­sic around the mu­seum’s Vil­lage Green and his­toric build­ings dec­o­rated tra­di­tion­ally with green­ery, it was said to be a spec­tac­u­lar early cel­e­bra­tion of Christ­mas cheer.

The mu­seum is now closed for the win­ter with the sea­son re-open­ing for Easter on Good Fri­day – March 25.

Visit for more in­for­ma­tion.

At Chiltern Open Air Mu­seum

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