Santas Are Taking Over the Museum


Adults and children are invited to see some 30 figurines of the jolly man in red, as well as a magnificent doll castle featuring dancers that come to life at the sound of music. Many of the Santas were handmade by American artists such as Beth Cameron, Lynn West and Lynn Haney, while others were created by Quebec artist Carole Landreville. They illustrate a fascinating aspect of doll making and show how the artistic representation of one of the best-known and loved figures in folklore has changed.

You will also see old photographs illustrating the pleasures of winter and learn about holiday season traditions.

Ball Night at the Szálasi Castle
This elegant castle dates from 1975 made by Rudolph Szálasi, a toy furniture maker after the Second World War. It is composed of a ballroom where little couples dance the waltz to the harpsichord in the company of the royal family. The second floor displays the Queen’s chambers with bedroom and tearoom.

Balconies allow the dolls to watch the festivities and a royal coach was driven by a coachman with livery takes the guests to this grand evening.
Castle Ball animation (duration: 5 minutes)
From 10:30 am to 4:30 pm (every half-hour)

The Stewart Museum will be open exceptionally on December 26, 2017 and January 2, 2018. It will be closed on December 25, 2017, and January 1, 2018.

Free admission for children under 12 | $5 for visitors 13 and over

For more information: