Artisan Village

Located in Hycroft’s magnificent Ballroom, over 25 local Artisans display their talents to ensure you’ll find loads of original, personal gifts that will help you check off names from your Christmas list.

There’s something for everyone in the family, including you!



We’re pleased to bring a great variety of entertainment to Christmas at Hycroft every year.

You’ll find everything from jugglers to harpists performing inside the house Drawing Room and outside in our tented Courtyard Fair.

Hycroft Singers
Thursday, 2pm – 3pm
Friday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Sunday, 3 – 3:30pm  (drawing room)


Crooner Bobby Bacchus
Thursday, 7:30pm

Beauty Shop Dolls
Friday, 7:45 – 8:45pm


Langely Ukulele Ensemble
Saturday, 11am (courtyard)


RMM Pipers
Saturday, 2pm (courtyard)

Saturday, 6-9pm

Vancouver Bach Choir Toccata
Sunday, 11:30am & 12:30pm (courtyard)

Thursday Nov. 15

11am Piper, Alan Walters (Courtyard)
A former member of Muirhead & Sons Pipe Band in Scotland, and past Pipe Major of Triumph Street Pipe Band. Alan has worked with some of the best piping talent and is well known throughout Canada and the United States for his judging and numerous workshops and seminars he delivers.  A full-time piping professional, Walters currently instructs, competes, and pipes for Highland Dancers.

11 – 11:30am Rosemary Mallory

12 – 1pm Leo Bell 

2 – 3pm Hycroft Singers
Under the musical direction of Kevin Zakresky, accompanied by Pat Stark, the Hycroft Singers enjoy making music together for appearances at Christmas at Hycroft and other command performances during the year.  They have an extensive range – from mediaeval carols to Broadway ballads, and we love them all!

3 – 4pm Janet Davidson & Virginia Grey

5:30 – 6pm Elspeth McVeigh  

7:30 – 8:00pm Bobby Bacchus, crooner (Drawing Room)
Enjoy the silky sounds of Bobby Bachhaus and join him on a trip down Memory Lane with favourite Christmas Carols and other songs by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennet and Nat King Cole. What’s not to love? See you there!

Friday Nov. 16

11am – 12pm Jocelyn Pritchard 

12:30 – 1pm Josephine Lee

2pm – 2:30pm Elspeth McVeigh 

3pm – 3:30pm Josephine Lee

4:30 – 5pm Elspeth McVeigh 

6:30 – 7:30pm Hycroft Singers

7:45 – 8:45pm Beauty Shop Dolls
Jazzy holiday favourites in three part harmony with classic dance choreography and beautiful vintage styled costumes.

Saturday Nov. 17

11am – 12pm Nadine Johnson

11am Langely Ukulele Ensemble (Courtyard)

12 – 12:30pm Robyn McCorquodale

2pm RMM Pipers (Courtyard)

2 – 2:30pm Robyn McCorquodale

2:30 – 3pm Elspeth McVeigh

4 – 5pm Classic Carollers

6 – 9pm Lesismore Trio
Leslie Harris (vocals), Curtis DeBray (guitar) and Lee Olophant (bass) make Lesismore a top-notch energetic jazz trio playing funky retro blues.

Sunday Nov. 18

11am – 12pm Pat Stark

11:30am – 12pm Vancouver Bach Choir Toccata (Courtyard)
Young choristers singing a Christmas montage under the direction of Marisa Gaetanne

12:30 – 1pm Elspeth McVeigh

12:30 – 1pm Vancouver Bach Choir Toccata (Courtyard)

12:30 – 1pm Lana Lambert

1:30 – 2pm Vancouver Bach Cholrales (Courtyard)
An intermediate children’s choir under the direction of Marisa Gaetanne.

2:30 – 3pm Vancouver Bach Chorus

3 – 3:30pm Hycroft Singers

3:30 – 4pm Lana Lambert

Courtyard Fair

Hycroft’s Courtyard will be a buzz of activity again at our outside fun fair.

This year will feature an assortment of entertainment, vendors, charities, culinary delights, the beautiful Christmas Greeting Trees and of course our famous “Kitchen Creations” located in the Coach House.

Be sure to visit:

mr-fireworksMr. Fireworks  – Party favours and super fun LED light products such blinking tiaras (everybody needs one of these!), flashing glasses, flashing Christmas pins, hobby pins and umbrellas. You want it to flash? Mr. Fireworks, AKA Mr. Flasher has got you covered.

Survivormate – Manufactures waterproof, mold-proof, and insulated “grab and go” survival emergency kits that are industry leading in content, quality, and price. Survivormate constantly upgrade their “grab and go” bags to give you realistic survival kits that will get you through your crisis in the safest and most comfortable way possible. Their wide variety of “grab and go” survival kits can be utilized for safety awards, business gifts, employee incentives, and as a caring and thoughtful “gift of safety” to your loved ones.

Refill Road – Sustainable living products

Damiani Fine Foods –Family-owned and operated, Damiani Fine Foods Inc. is a wholesale distribution company that specializes in carrying award-winning, high-end Italian food products, from small-scale producers that the company works with directly. The majority of Damiani Fine Foods Inc. products’s are hand-made, all non-GMO, organic, with no added additives, preservatives or sugars.

Grab a delicious bite to eat with:

Olde World Fudge – Creamy fudge and other treats such as caramel, peanut brittle, and almond bark are also available for purchase within the Coach House.

Kitchen Creations –Christmas puddings, mincemeat, to-die-for lemon curd, renowned lemon lentil soup and freshly baked goodies all lovingly prepared by the legendary Hycroft Kitchen Creations Team. Located in the Coach House.

Main Floor

It’s simply exquisite!

Decked with boughs of holly and fa-la-la-la-la creative decor, sure to inspire your Christmas spirit.

Foyer and Drawing Room featuring fabulous floral décor provided by the fabulous V & J Plant Shop. Located in the iconic Granville Island Public Market, V&J has been making beautiful bouquets for over 35 years.  With a wide variety of Vancouver’s freshest cut flowers, V&J carries traditional and contemporary products to suit any occasion.  No matter what your needs, their friendly and talented design team will work with you to create an eye-catching arrangement that is sure to please.

The Drawing Room will feature an array of entertainment, please check the schedule for a complete breakdown.

The Library has been transformed into Santa’s Workshop decorated by the University Women’s Club Vancouver team of volunteer decorators.

Dining Room decorated by Elizabeth Stanley Event Designs. Vancouver based event design and decor rental company that styles everything from large scale events to weddings and intimate gatherings with a passion for celebrating life!

Shopping on the main floor includes:

The Oak Room, this handsome room (formerly General McRae’s Billiard Room) features The Christmas Shoppe during Christmas at Hycroft and is run by the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (UWCV), purveyors of  Christmas ornaments, wreaths, lights,  and stockings.

The Green Solarium showcasing “Not Just A Yarn”: The Knitting Salon of the University Women’s Club where you’ll find a wonderful assortment of beautiful hand-knitted products made by our own, smitten for knittin’ talented knitters.

The Blue Solarium (formerly the children’s dining area) Featuring Sugarfina – the ultimate candy store for adults! You’ll find Sugarfina is a chic boutique filled with delicious, gourmet sweets that are just as beautiful to look at as they are to taste.

Terrace Bistro

This large, heated tent area directly off the Foyer turns into a modern oasis of tranquility serving scrumptious hot comfort food and sincere hospitality, provided by University Women’s Club Vancouver in-house catering. Please let us take care of you while you re-charge your batteries in our friendly little Bistro.

Beware: unattended children will be given espresso and a free puppy, ‘cause that’s just how we roll. 🙂



speakeasyLocated downstairs off the Ballroom this cozy little hideaway is the perfect spot to take a load off and unwind with a good chin-wag over a cold brew, a little sherry or a nice glass of wine.

HOURS: Thursday & Friday 5 – 9pm, Saturday 12 – 9pm & Sunday 12 – 6pm.
Please note the Speakeasy is a cash only area.

Psssst…the password hint; “Santa’s favourite reindeer and one-time saviour of Christmas?”

Unique Boutiques

During Christmas at Hycroft our 2nd floor rooms get painstakingly converted into wonderfully merchandised unique Pop-Up Shops. Guests can find loads of great ideas for Christmas entertaining, great hostess gifts and an assortment of amazing gifts for those extra special people on your gift-giving lists.


Kassandy Locally Global  (Edwardian Room) – This fair trade shop showcases beautiful handmade products from artisans in Kenya, East Africa as well as locally and other selected groups from around the world.

seven-raven-designsSeven Raven Designs – Silversmith, Katrina Keep shows her love and passion for Mother Nature through her unique modern jewelry designs by blending a polished elegance to raw gemstones and crystals. (Located in the FARRIS SOLARIUM)

Make Merry – Fun, fabulous and festive party supplies with a focus on heirloom, sustainable and recyclable products (located in the FEDERATION ROOM).
pearls_smIt’s About Pearls – A favourite of Christmas at Hycroft visitors’ year after year, featuring authentic freshwater pearls and semi-precious stones from Nicky de la Roche’s beautiful designs. (Located in the BOARD ROOM, originally used as a bedroom for one of the McRae sisters).

goorinGoorin Bros. – Men’s and ladies hats, fascinators, ties and accessories. There was a time when neighborhood hat shops existed in just about every community in N. America, and friendly and knowledgeable Shopkeepers assisted regular customers and created a gathering place similar to a local tavern or barber shop.

Goorin Bros. is bringing back the neighborhood hat shop. Come on in. (Located in the HERITAGE ROOM)

LizArt Studio Gift Store (General’s Bathroom) – Vibrant, hand painted flowers and other nature scenes on silk in a wide variety of gifts, either as wall paintings, cushion covers, room dividers or wearable art such as dresses, shirts and scarves.
lotuslandLotusland Imports – Exquisite jewellery designed by students in Milan’s prestigious Istituto Europe di Design and crafted in Kilimanjaro by Maasai women artisans, a stunning cultural fusion of chic Italian design and rich Maasai beading – preserving indigenous culture, empowering women through innovative design and saving trees by replacing deforestation with artisanship. (Located in the FEDERATION ROOM, formerly used by one of the McRae sisters).
londonfieldsLondon Fields Shoppe – Showcases a curated selection of homewares, stationery, and other gift items from our favourite makers and designers. We believe that giving a gift should be just as fun as receiving one! (Located in the MIRROR ROOM, originally used as Mrs. McRae’s dressing room).
Merilee Clarke Designs
(Lett Room Solarium) – Interior Designer featuring “one of a kind” vintage accent pillow collections created with lux European fabrics along with original acrylic and mixed media paintings on canvas.
And Then Again – From musings to manifestations, re-envisioning evolving heirlooms and estate pieces into beautiful and meaningful gifts (Located in the FEDERATION SOLARIUM).

Hycroft Super Silent Auction

(Located in the LETT ROOM – formerly used as Mr. McRae’s master bedroom).

We’re pleased to be bringing back our Super Silent Auction. Please check back for a list of our valuable Silent Auction donors which will be posted soon.
If you have an item or service you’d like to donate to our hugely popular Silent Auction, we’d love to hear from you!

Greeting Trees

Thank you to our Courtyard Christmas Tree decorators, Selfology & Van Rice Products Ltd.

Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors

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