Hycroft exterior

The University Women’s Club of Vancouver will present its 40th Annual Christmas at Hycroft this year from November 15 to 18 in support of both the club and its work. UWCV provides generous scholarships and bursaries, advocates local, national, and international policies, and maintains the gorgeous grounds and buildings of Hycroft, a designated Heritage house.

Hycroft at Christmas
[Photo credit: blythe_d on Flickr]

Leading up to the holiday season, UWCV members open Hycroft annually for everyone’s enjoyment of the Edwardian mansion, including handmade and unique holiday ornaments, rooms decorated by local businesses, and musicians to get into the holiday spirit.

Hycroft images

I’ve enjoyed Hycroft events in the past and have enjoyed photographing this beautiful architectural wonder in Shaughnessy.

Stained glass ceiling

On the second floor, visitors can shop for gifts from around the world in the charity boutiques while a juried artisan village features the talent of local artisans. The second floor also hosts an art gallery and silent auction of art work.

Hycroft gifts
[Photo courtesy of UWCV]

Hycroft’s Christmas shop will be open on the main floor for exquisite decorations and wreaths. Don’t miss the culinary creations made by club members and sold in the coach house.

In addition, there will be raffle prizes, and kids can meet and have their photo taken with Santa. Bring your own camera and take photos for a $5 donation.

A Christmas bistro with light meals and refreshments will complete the holiday atmosphere.

Christmas at Hycroft

Date: November 15 to 18; Thursday & Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Venue: Hycroft House, 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: $13 adults; $10 children. Contact the Club at 604.731.4661 for additional information or visit the UWCV Christmas at Hycroft online.

Hycroft at xmas
[Photo courtesy of UWCV]

Founded in 1907, the University Women’s Club of Vancouver (UWCV) is a diverse group of women committed to education, action, and fellowship. UWCV has over 400 members who are graduates from 110 accredited universities worldwide and non-graduates who share the values and goals of the club.

The Club is a member of both the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) and the International Federation of University Women (IFUW), organizations that work to advance the human rights of women and girls. Beyond social activities and events, members of UWCV uphold the club’s values through the UWCV Trust Fund for Education, and advocacy and outreach programs that help protect and improve the educational, economic, legal and professional status of women.


  • Comment by Jeanette — October 24, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Beautiful! I didn’t know this existed! If I were in Vancouver this winter, I’d definitely be there!

  • Comment by arianec — October 24, 2012 @ 11:04 am

    40 years and going strong! I’ll toast an eggnog in your honour! Hope your travels are keeping you entertained/educated/exhilarated.

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  • Comment by Ms. Lyn C. Bryant — November 15, 2016 @ 1:29 am

    Is there going to be set entertainment on the Saturday at
    Christmas @ Hycroft Wouldn’t want to miss it. This is the only day
    we are able to come this year;

    Many Thanks,
    Lyn C. Bryant

  • Comment by Ms. Lyn C. Bryant — November 15, 2016 @ 1:32 am

    Many Thanks,
    Lyn C. Bryant

  • Comment by Ariane Colenbrander — November 15, 2016 @ 9:59 am

    Hello Lyn, I’d contact Hycroft directly at 604-731-4661. Happy holidays!

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