Home for the Holidays
Sunday, December 15 from 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: $6.75 per person; Families $17.50 (two adults and accompanying children under 18).
The holiday season has been celebrated at Billings Estate since 1829. Family and friends of all ages are invited to experience the classic Christmas traditions of early Ottawa together with kid-friendly storytelling, performances by the Dickens Carolers, a themed photobooth station, and more! Staff in period clothing will add to the atmosphere and warm drinks will be available for cash purchase.
*Please dress for weather conditions; activities will take place both indoors and outdoors.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 20 to 22 from 4 pm to 8 pm
Cost: Adults $6.75; Children $4 (5 and under are free); Seniors and students $5.50; Families $16.50 (two adults and accompanying children under 18).
Recommended for adults and families with children 10 and older
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations and enjoy a guided tour of the museum with a special Christmas theme. Take in the beautiful decorations throughout the house, learn fun facts about seasonal traditions as you explore the exhibitions, enjoy atmospheric music, and challenge yourself to “find the ornaments” for a fun bonus activity.
Sunday, December 1 and Sunday, December 8 with seatings at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:30 pm.
Cost: $23.10 per seat
*Please note that reservations for our Christmas Tea are now full.
Celebrate the season with your friends and loved ones at our special Christmas Tea. Share in the holiday spirit as you enjoy our festive decorations and themed holiday menu in a beautiful historical setting.
Reservations open Tuesday, November 5 at 10 am. Please call 613-580-2088 ext. 35258 and leave a single message including the following information:
- Phone number;
- Number of seats you would like to reserve (Maximum reservation size is 10. Large groups will be split between tables of 4 or 6. Due to the layout of the space, tables cannot be pushed together and large groups are not guaranteed neighbouring tables.);
- Preferred date and seating time.
Capacity for this program is limited. All messages will be returned in a timely manner and reservations will be filled in the order messages are received. Due to demand, leaving a message does not guarantee a reservation. A waitlist will be maintained once reservations are full.
After your reservation is confirmed by a museum staff member over the phone, you will have one week to visit the museum (2100 Cabot Street) and complete advance payment for your seating. If payment is not completed in that timeframe, the reservation will be offered to the next guest(s) on the waitlist.
Wednesday, November 6 to Friday, November 8 - 9:30 am to 4:30 pmSaturday, November 9 - 10 am to 4 pmSunday, November 10 - 10 am to 2 pmMonday, November 11 - closedTuesday, November 12 to Friday, November 15 - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Mobility and dietary concerns:
Please note any mobility or dietary/food allergy concerns at the time your reservation is confirmed. Regrettably, last minute requests for accommodations on the day of the event cannot be met.
School Programs and Educational Activities are offered for students from kindergarten to Grade 8 from Wednesday to Friday during the months of May, June, September and October.