Lougheed House Christmas 2017

Affordable family fun until December 23

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From Lincrusta to Love Seats

Wednesday, December 13th. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of talks & tours about architecture and the unique design & décor challenges of heritage homes. Interior designers Alison Rose and Swantje A. Macke-Monteiro, two of the talents who transformed Lougheed House into a Christmas-season wonder, will take you on a design-centric guided tour of the House, followed by local architects Jessie Andjelic and Philip Vandermey, Founding Partners of SPECTACLE Bureau, and instructors in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary. Jessie and Philip will talk & take your questions on best practices in preservation of architectural heritage.

The evening will also feature live choral music and a cash bar.

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Philip and Jessie

Calgary Flames' organist Willy Joosen will play seasonal music on our grand piano Dec. 15, 1-2 p.m.

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Weekend of Wonders

Fabulous Family Fun

December 16th & 17th

Saturday Dec. 16

  • 11 - noon, performance by the 27-member Calgary Crescendo Choir
  • 1-2 pm,  Jason Barnsley playing our 100-year-old step organ
  • indoor Victorian games (& outdoor Victorian games if weather permits).
  • guided tours of the House from our costumed interpreters.
  • kids Victorian Craft-making stations where children can make gilded walnuts, Victorian "scrap crafts", wool-wrapped pinecones, taxidermied toys, and a "Letters to Santa" desk (all letters will receive a reply from Santa).

Sunday Dec. 17

  • Victorian Santa will be here from 12-3 on Sunday Dec. 17 only.
  • 1 p.m. & 2 p.m. , author Trudy Cowan will read her book Clarence's Engine, a story about a young Clarence Lougheed who lived in the House as a child.
  • Kids Victorian Craft-making stations where children can make gilded walnuts, Victorian "scrap crafts", wool-wrapped pinecones, taxidermied toys, and a "Letters to Santa" desk (all letters will receive a reply from Santa).
  • indoor Victorian games (& outdoor Victorian games if weather permits).
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Children's author Trudy Cowan
Children's author Trudy Cowan

Make your visit more memorable with a delicious lunch (Wed - Fri) or brunch (Sat & Sun) at The Restaurant. Reservations required.

About Lougheed House:

Lougheed House Christmas is our popular annual program where the House's rooms are custom-designed anew each year by our dedicated team of professional interior designers who volunteer their skill and vision on our behalf. Until January 7, we are a merry, festive destination for Calgarians of all ages.

Brimming and all aglow with Christmas trees, ornaments, lights, furniture, candles and decorative items throughout three floors, Lougheed House at Christmas is a popular "must see" for Calgary families. This year's theme of "family traditions" has been artfully designed by Calgary interior designers Selina Austin, Ana Cummings, Rebekah McEwan Swantje Macke-Monteiro, Lea Romanowski, Alison Rose, Beatta Ryback and Chantel C. Snyder.

Lougheed House is a hub of cultural happenings and programs, and the heart of Calgary’s Beltline community. A National and Provincial Historic Site and Museum located on our original 2.8 acres, our 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion remains one of the finest residences in Canada’s Northwest. It was the political and social hub of a fast-growing Calgary from 1891-1938.

We offer spectacular flower & vegetable gardens (free and accessible 24 hours) and indoors we offer (with paid admission) self-guided and guided tours, audio tours, historic interpreters (if booked in advance) and year round revolving exhibits, concerts and happenings produced in partnership with our cultural collaborators.

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