About the Traditional Christmas
The town of Watford lies about 15 miles northwest of central London. People born in the 1980s are sure to know about one famous person born there and that is Geri Halliwell, a member of the 1990s girl group called the “Spice Girls” where she was called “Ginger Spice”. The group is the best-selling female group of all time with over 85 million recordings sold worldwide. How the other four members of the group, Posh, Baby, Scary, and Sporty got their names is one thing but Ginger may have been influenced by the spicy aromas in the air at the Traditional Christmas Weekend Event held at the Chiltern Open Air Museum in Watford.
This early December two-day weekend event will take you back in time to see how Christmas was celebrated in the days before digital lighting, projection lights, and when people had to visit the decorated buildings instead of seeing them with a webcam.
The open-air museum will feature a small Christmas market that, along with the Museum’s gift shop, will be filled with handmade products made by local craftspeople. Shoppers can find the perfect Christmas gift among the jewellery, candles, preserves, and traditional toys. Those who prefer to avoid shopping will be able to explore the Museum’s other attractions like the historic buildings, the working farm, and the traditional gardens and orchards that grace the buildings.
Chiltern Open Air Museum
In 1976, the Chiltern Open Air Museum was founded with the specific goal of rescuing historical buildings that face the threat of demolition. Its Mission Statement is “Telling the story of the Chilterns through historic buildings, landscapes and culture for the enjoyment, inspiration, and learning of present and future communities.” More than 30 buildings have been saved and relocated. The Museum depends on many volunteers and the Friends of the Museum Association. It is a registered charity that receives no regular grants towards its running costs or capital projects.
Entry To The Event
For the Traditional Christmas Weekend Event, standard admission prices will apply. Annual pass holders have the benefit of free admission. For others, the adult fee is £11.00, concessions enter for £9.50, and children ages 4 to 16 enter for £7.00. There are four Family Ticket options available ranging in price from £23.50 to £40.50. Kids under four years are free but if you pick up a stray kid along the way add another £6.00 to the family ticket. Other discounts for members of the armed forces and the Young Archaeologists Club apply as well.
Somewhere to Stay in Buckinghamshire
There are several camping and caravan parks near Watford but many of them are closed in December. Weekend and overnight visitors will find many hotel and B&B accommodations to fit in with any budget. The highly rated Ivy House is close to the museum as is The White Hart Inn and the Rios House George-Inn.
Other Things To Do Around Chalfont St Giles
The proximity of the Chiltern Open Air Museum to London will allow vacationers to see the traditional tourist and historical attractions of this iconic city. If you are staying in Watford, visit the Watford Museum, an accredited museum housed in the former offices of Benskins Brewery. You will learn about Watford’s past and its present. Another place to see is Rickmansworth Aquadrome, a local nature reserve and home to a variety of wildlife and plants. It’s an ideal place for walks and picnics.
Parking spaces for blue badge holders are available close to the Museum entrance but check with the museum for other parking options. Chiltern Open Air Museum is “doggy friendly” but only assistance dogs are allowed inside the historical buildings. Wheelchairs and electric mobility scooters are available on loan and are free of charge, but a security deposit will be required just in case you try to leave town with one of the Spice Girls perched upon the borrowed scooter.
When is the next Traditional Christmas?
The Traditional Christmas is planned to take place at Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB, Saturday 5th December, 2020. This is a Weekend Christmas Event.
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