Celebrate a Maison Dieu Christmas - It's Going to be a Cracker!

Discover how Yuletide has been celebrated at Dover’s Maison Dieu (Dover Town Hall) in years gone by  as part of a day of free festive town centre celebrations for Dover’s Winter Light Up event.

Find out about medieval Christmas customs, children’s party games, World War Two dances, the humorous story of the Christmas pudding (which had an Edwardian audience convulsing with laughter) and why William Gladstone was snowballed at the Maison Dieu!

Visitors young and old are encouraged to get creative - making a Maison Dieu themed cracker or winter snow-scene - and enjoy a glass of mulled wine or alcohol-free punch and a mince pie.

They’ll also be able to see progress on the Lottery-funded Reawakening the Maison Dieu project and find out about our action-packed 2022 activity programme and how to get involved.

Saturday 4th December.


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Start: 04/12/2021 12:00 PM - End: 04/12/2021 04:00 PM