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Upcoming Events

Daily Activities

Start Date Monday, January 11, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time Regular Hours

Click the Event Details link for the daily special activities schedule.

Please note that Doon Heritage Village is now closed on weekends. The museum building and galleries are open.

City On Edge exhibit

Start Date Friday, June 24, 2016

End Date Sunday, January 8, 2017

Learn how a city was pushed to the edge during the First World War - to the point of changing its name from Berlin to Kitchener through a controversial and high tension referendum. Curated by the Waterloo Region Museum, this exhibit tells the story of how and why the city of Berlin changed its name to Kitchener on September 1, 1916.

Christmas Shopping in the Gift Shop!

Start Date Thursday, December 1, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 24, 2016

Time Regular Hours (with the exception of Dec. 24 and 31 - on these two days hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Visit the Waterloo Region Museum gift shop for unique holiday gifts, ornaments, and décor.

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

Time 7 and 8:30 p.m. Both Tours SOLD OUT!

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century.

Tot Workshop: Getting Ready for Santa

Start Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

Time SOLD OUT!

This tot workshop will help your little one start getting ready for Santa by decorating a plate to put Santa’s cookies on for Christmas Eve! For ages 2 to 5.

Workshop: Seasonal Table Centre Piece

Start Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

Time CANCELLED

Create and arrange a sensational seasonal table centre piece that will be the focus of your Christmas décor.

Child Workshop: Holiday Gifts

Start Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 3, 2016

Time CANCELLED

In this children’s workshop each child will make a complete holiday gift to give to a loved one over the holidays. For ages 6 to 10 years old.

Volunteer Recognition Day and Country Christmas

Start Date Sunday, December 4, 2016

End Date Sunday, December 4, 2016

Time 11 to 4 p.m., Museum open to 5 p.m.

It’s a special Country Christmas event to recognize the wonderful work and time volunteers contribute to the Region of Waterloo – our way of saying thank you

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Friday, December 9, 2016

End Date Friday, December 9, 2016

Time 7 and 8:30 p.m. Both Tours SOLD OUT!

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century.

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Saturday, December 10, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time 7 and 8:30 p.m. Both Tours SOLD OUT!

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century.

Tot Workshop: Gingerbread House

Start Date Saturday, December 10, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time SOLD OUT!

In this fun workshop each child will receive a pre-assembled gingerbread house made from graham crackers along with gingerbread person cookies and will then will be invited to decorate little gingerbread houses with holiday candies. For ages 2 to 5 years old.

Family Workshop: Gingerbread House

Start Date Saturday, December 10, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time SOLD OUT!

Join us as a family to assemble and decorate a homemade gingerbread house and gingerbread people with all sorts of special treats! All ages.

Country Christmas

Start Date Sunday, December 11, 2016

End Date Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum open to 5 p.m.

Enjoy a Christmas in the country from the last turn of the century. A great way to celebrate this holiday season!

Doon By Lantern Light Tours

Start Date Friday, December 16, 2016

End Date Friday, December 16, 2016

Time 7 and 8:30 p.m. Both Tours SOLD OUT!

Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas in the early 20th century.

Starry Night

Start Date Saturday, December 17, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 17, 2016

Time SOLD OUT!

The Friends of the Waterloo Region Museum’s annual Christmas extravaganza! Enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of a Christmas past as you see the village in its finest lamp-lit beauty.

Country Christmas

Start Date Sunday, December 18, 2016

End Date Sunday, December 18, 2016

Time 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Museum open to 5 p.m.

Enjoy a Christmas in the country from the last turn of the century. A great way to celebrate this holiday season!

Boxing Week Market

Start Date Tuesday, December 27, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time Mon. to Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (note December 31 open to 3 p.m.)

Join us for our boxing week market for your last chance at our holiday stock!

Holiday Family Fun Days

Start Date Tuesday, December 27, 2016

End Date Saturday, December 31, 2016

Time Mon. to Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (note December 31 open to 3 p.m.)

Looking for something to do with the kids during the Christmas holidays? Bring the whole family out for a visit to the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in the daily activities and visit the two galleries.

Boxing Week Market

Start Date Monday, January 2, 2017

End Date Sunday, January 8, 2017

Time Weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for our boxing week market for your last chance at our holiday stock!

Holiday Family Fun Days

Start Date Monday, January 2, 2017

End Date Sunday, January 8, 2017

Time Mon. to Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Looking for something to do with the kids during the Christmas holidays? Bring the whole family out for a visit to the Waterloo Region Museum and take part in the daily activities and visit the two galleries.