Guests are invited to enjoy the sights and scents of the Victorian Christmas tradition at Eldon House in nearby London, Ontario. Virtually unchanged since the last century, Eldon House is London’s oldest residence and contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris family, as well as a beautiful 19th century style garden.
Built in 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home remained in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the City of London. Although surrounded by the city today, the house and its gardens are a place of beauty and tranquility.
The Victorian Christmas at Eldon House will run from Dec. 1 through Jan. 1. Visitors will experience beautiful holiday decorations of the past, and a special Christmas exhibition of family artifacts will be on display upstairs.
Other holiday events coming to Eldon House include a Christmas Centrepiece Workshop on Dec. 2, Christmas Tea on Dec. 9, a Children’s Christmas Party on Dec. 16, and a New Year’s Day Levee on Jan. 1.
For more information on any of the holiday events scheduled at Eldon House, located at 481 Ridout St., London, please call (519) 661-0333 or visit www.eldonhouse.ca. And for helpful information on planning a quick holiday getaway to London, please visit www.londontourism.ca.