Programs and Events

Specialized museum program and registration information.

Upcoming programs and events at the Museum

Visit with Santa (parented)

Visit with Santa (parented)

Saturday, December 9, three sessions available:

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m., or
  • 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Ages 3-6

Don't miss Santa's special visit to Oakville Museum! Younger visitors accompanied by a parent or guardian are invited to meet Santa in his cozy sitting room, enjoy festive crafts and story-time. Caregivers can take their own photos of children with Santa. 

Register for a visit with Santa

Museum Christmas tour

Museum Christmas tour

Saturday, December 16, two sessions available:

  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., or
  • 3 to 4 p.m.

Ages 18+

Your visit includes a guided tour of the elegant Erchless Estate beautifully decorated for the Christmas season, and a featured historical exhibit. Delight in nostalgic toys and reproduction historic ornaments. Enjoy a glimpse into Christmases past at the Oakville Museum! Please note climbing a flight of stairs is part of the tour. 

Register for the Museum Christmas Tour

Craft and tour at the Museum (parented)

Thursday, December 28 and Thursday, January 4, two sessions per day:

  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., or
  • 3 to 4 p.m.

Ages 4-9

Join us for an hour in the afternoon to make a craft with your child and take a guided tour of the Oakville Museum. Fee applies to participating children only, but children must be accompanied and assisted by an adult. Each session will make the same craft and take the same tour. 

Register for the Craft and Tour at the Museum

Oakville Museum guided tours

Tuesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

General admission by donation

Join our expert staff for a fun and fast-paced guided tour of the beautiful Erchless Estate. Learn about the Chisholms, Oakville's founding family who called the museum home for six generations. Gain insight into the history of the town and Oakville's Black History. 

Walk-in visits and guided tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For groups of 10 or more, please contact us to confirm group rate and availability. Group tours must be booked a minimum of two weeks in advance.