British Emporium presents Very British Christmas Open House with Father Christmas
Father Christmas, the personification of Christmas in Britain, will be on hand until 3 pm to greet children and families. A Very British Christmas includes a sampling of mince pies, Christmas cakes, and festive food and drink.
Christmas Crackers are a Victorian British tradition - each of the guests at the Christmas meal receives one. When they pull open the cracker, they receive a party hat, a joke and a surprise gift inside. Discover an enchanting assortment of Christmas crackers and your British Christmas favourites. So, come for the fun, food and festivities, and shop for everything you need to have a Very British Christmas of your own at your home.
Nancy Churnin, theater critic for the Dallas Morning News and author, will be at the Very British Open House signing copies of her new book, The Queen and the First Christmas Tree. Her new book tells the true story of the queen who introduced the Christmas tree to her adopted country. Queen Charlotte brought her family’s festive holiday yule bough from Germany to England. While planning a Christmas Day party in 1800 at Windsor castle for over 100 children, she realized a single bough isn’t enough. So, she brought in the whole tree instead, making it the first known Christmas Tree in England. The story tells a little-known fact about a favourite holiday tradition.