Only 1 Month Until Christmas! Gift Ideas From Ruthven Park

It’s hard to believe, but there are just 31 days until Christmas.

Are you feeling the gift shopping crunch? Do you need unique ideas for family and friends? We have the inspiration you need!

Give the Gift of Membership

Purchasing a Lower Grand River Land Trust Inc. membership is a wonderful way to support Ruthven Park (the Trust owns and operates the site) and all of the work we do here. At the same time, membership holders receive special benefits for a full calendar year from the time of purchase. A thoughtful gift for another person, couple, family, or business, a membership card is a ticket to even more enjoyment of the site!

Click here for information on membership categories, pricing, benefits, and how to purchase.

Shop in the Hollyhock Gift Shop

The former second kitchen of the Thompson Family Mansion at the back of the building is now used as an orientation space and gift shop for Ruthven Park. Here are some examples of what you can find in the Hollyhock Gift Shop:

  • books on local history and military history (all reading levels)
  • books on nature (all reading levels)
  • vintage-style children’s toys and games
  • charming vintage-style candies
  • Canadian-made necklaces
  • Nutcracker characters
  • Christmas tree ornaments
  • wooden bird whistles
  • …and much, much more!

Although the Thompson Family Mansion is closed for the season, the gift shop will be open during each of our upcoming Christmas events (see below), and staff are also able to open the gift shop by special request if visitors call ahead and staff are available.

Purchase Tickets to Our Festive Events

Make Christmas come early for someone special by purchasing tickets to one or more of Ruthven Park’s upcoming Christmas programs. We promise a magical historic experience at each event.

Sunday, December 10 at 2:00pm: Scottish Tea and Tour
Friday, December 15 at 6:30pm: Tia McGraff Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 17 at 7:00pm: Candlelight Tour
Thursday, December 21 at 7:00pm: Candlelight Tour

Click here for pricing and booking information – these popular events are filling up fast!