Santas Are Taking Over the Stewart Museum
From November 25, 2015 to January, 10, 2016
A HOLIDAY TRADITION YOU DON’T WANT TO MISSCome to St. Helen’s Island for a magical moment!
A merry band of Santas will be back again on St.
Helen’s Island after two previous holiday season appearances. Families
are invited to discover these adorable figurines and take part in
exciting activities. This year’s edition will feature a magnificent doll castle
with characters that come to life to the sound of music.
Many of the Santas were handmade by such American artists
Cameron, Lynn West and Lynn Haney, while others were created by Quebec
artist Carole Landreville. They illustrate a fascinating aspect of doll
and show how the artistic representation of one of the best-known
and loved figures in folklore has changed.
You will also see old photographs illustrating the pleasures of winter and learn about holiday season traditions. Children will be able to take part in different activities:
- Christmas bell workshop - Do your own Christmas tree decoration!
- Scavenger hunt for children 3 to 9 years
featuring the doll castle and an ''observation game'' called Santa’s Vacations. During this game, the clever little ones will discover the means of
transportation used by Santa around the world.
- Stories reading. The books are a courtesy of Gallimard.
- Screening of 3 animated short films: Taratata by Frédéric Back (bilingual) and
courtesy of Ici Radio-Canada, An old box by Paul Driessen (bilingual) and Hold-up au
Far West by Jeff Hale (in French only).
The Stewart Museum will be open exceptionally on December 21,
22, 28 and 29. It will be closed on December 25 and January 1, 2016.
There will be a gift:
Doll castle, Rudolf
Szálasi, Germany, 1975 © Stewart Museum THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS:
Free entry to the museum throughout the exhibition! Of course, donations are welcome. ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE DURING EVERY WEEKEND AND WEEKDAYS FROM 21/12 TO 31/12
Castle Ball animation
(duration: 5 minutes)
From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (every half hour)Film Screenings
From 10:05 a.m. (every :05 min. and :35 min.) | Duration: 24 minutes, 28 secondsStorytelling
(bilingual or in the language spoken by children present)
11:05 a.m. and 2:05 p.m. | Duration: 20 minutesSnow Bunny's Christmas Wish (English)
Benjamin, le père Noël du jardin
(in French, courtesy of Gallimard
)Workshop - Christmas bells Decoration
All the time
Pay parking ($)*Rates