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Victorian Christmas Event

3 December 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Why not join us in making it a town event?

Museum volunteers will visit shops in early November to offer advice, if needed, on costumes and windows:

Some Helpful Hints


  • Women – long skirt, blouse, long coat, shawl or scarf and a hat.
  • Men – old trousers, braces or belt, waistcoat, shirt, cap, muffler, and coat.
  • Children same as above but adapted.
  • You may hire, buy, or make costumes but if needed you can often adapt items found in Charity shops.


Victorian window dressing or shop decoration may include:

  • Greenery,
  • Crackers,
  • Paper chains,
  • Candles.
  • Victorian Christmas cards
  • Snow?
  • Victorian photos of Porthcawl scenes available on request.

Other items planned so far:

Organising choirs for the bandstand.

The museum has already organised 3 schools
and an adult choir.

Outside the Museum

The Porthcawl Town Orchestra Museum Choir
Arlington Guitar Group

PTC have kindly approved the application for hire of the road train ‘Lucie’, a street entertainer, and a full page advert in the Seaside News.


When all has been confirmed posters and advertising will begin.

Within the Museum

There will be entertainment, re-enactments, carol singing, snow and a small fayre of sweets and Christmas gifts.

Plus, the Porthcawl Lions Santa’s Grotto!

Will be housed in the museum garage.

Any other ideas will be welcome.

Shops who have expressed a wish to provide food so far are:

  • The Fruit Bowl has suggested that they may provide chestnuts and mulled wine.
  • Sarah’s Snakks mentioned that they are planning Victorian themed food.

Any advice on Victorian food will be available from the Museum if needed.


3 December 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm