Santas Are Taking Over the Museum

EXHIBITION FINISHED - The exhibition is not coming back in 2018. 



Adults and children are invited to see some 30 figurines of the jolly man in red as well as a magnificent doll castle featuring dancers that come to life at the sound of music Many of the Santas were handmade by American artists such as Beth Cameron, Lynn West and Lynn Haney, while others were created by Quebec artist Carole Landreville. They illustrate a fascinating aspect of doll making 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. 

Ball Night at the Szálasi Castle

This elegant castle dates from 1975 made by Rudolph Szálasi, a toy furniture maker after the Second World War. It is composed of a ballroom where little couples dance the waltz to the harpsichord in the company of the royal family. The second floor displays the Queen’s chambers with bedroom and tearoom. 

Balconies allow the dolls to watch the festivities and 
a royal coach was driven by a coachman with livery takes the guests to this grand evening.


Santa will also visit the Museum on November 26 and December 3, 2017 from 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m to collect the children wish gifts and take pictures. A makeup artist will also be there for kids from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come early!


🏰 Castle Ball animation 
(duration: 5 minutes)
From 10:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (every half-hour)
📮Writing of a Christmas letter for Santa 
Until December 10, write your letter to Santa Claus at the Museum and leave it in the post box in direct connection with the North Pole.

🎁 A scavenger hunt for children aged 3 to 10
Explore through sight and touch the various natural materials used to make the Santa figurines. In addition, children can play a game using their sense of observation to find details hidden in reproductions of vintage photographs in the exhibition

✂ Christmas Garland workshop

📖 Stories reading
1: 05 p.m. in English and 11 h 05 a.m in French
 Approximative time : 20 minutes

🎥 Screening of  animated short films (Total running time: 21 min 39 s)
10:00 am, 10:25 am, 10:50 am, 11:15 am, 11:40 am, 12:05 pm, 12:30 pm, 12:55 pm, 13:20 pm,13:45 pm , 14:10 pm , 14:35 pm, 15:00 pm, 15:25 pm, 15:50 pm, 16:15 pm
An Old Box, National Film Board, directed by Paul Driessen, 1975, 9 min 11 s
Ornaments, Courtesy of Aaron Rogers, 2000, 5 min 40 s
The Great Toy Robbery, National Film Board, directed by Jeff Hale, 1964, 6 min 48 s

The Stewart Museum will be open exceptionally on December 26 2017 and January 2, 2018. It will be closed on December 25, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

The Museum invites you to bring your own meals and snacks, which can be enjoyed in the entrance. (microwave non-available) 


Pay parking ($)