Christmas at Crieff hills

Join us for a season of quiet moments and joyful celebrations.

Wreath Making: Join us in the schoolhouse to make a beautiful one-of-a-kind wreath using fresh greenery from the Crieff Hills property. Kelly of Botanica Green Florals will offer easy to follow instructions so that even complete beginners will create a gorgeous wreath. Plus you can enjoy tea, coffee and holiday sweets from our kitchen while you work. All materials are provided, and the facility is barrier-free.

Wednesday November 22rd at 7pm

$75.00 per person.

To register contact Scott [email protected] or (519) 824-7898.

Christmas Market: Do some Christmas shopping as you sip a cup of cider while browsing a wide variety of locally-made holiday items in our (barrier-free) schoolhouse, all from nearby vendors. Our own honey, maple syrup, seeds and special once-a year items will be available for sale, too. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and tell you more about Crieff Hills’ history and you are welcome to visit the animals or hike one of our wooded trails before or after you shop. And once you’re finished, be sure to pop in to visit our neighbour’s Nordic Market at Sunset Villa for more seasonal festivities! Free. No registration required.

Sunday December 3 from 12 pm to 5pm

Advent Quiet Days in Dove House: The season of Advent invites us to pause before the excitement and celebration of Christmas. Embrace a gentle day of rest in historic Dove House where you will have the time and space to read, knit, nap or walk the trails. Each person will be given their own bedroom and access to the common areas of the house. A host will be present to welcome you and lunch is served at noon. Special diets can be accommodated if noted at the time of booking.

  • Friday December 1
  • Wednesday December 6
  • Wednesday December 13
  • Friday December 22

$35 (+HST) per person.

To register email [email protected] or call Scott (519) 824-7898.

Lantern Labyrinth Walk on the Longest Night of the Year: Mark the longest night of the year with a quiet candlelight experience. When you arrive, you will be given a brief introduction to the labyrinth and a lantern to carry. Then follow the path lit by vintage kerosene lanterns up to the labyrinth for a meditative walk at your own pace. This is the perfect time to consider Advent themes of light and darkness, or mark the end of the old year and beginning of  the new. Because it is all outdoors, be sure to dress for the weather. Sturdy footwear is also recommended.

Thursday December 21 from 5:00-7:00

No registration required.

Suggested donation $10.00 per person, cash or e-transfer accounting[at]

Christmas High Tea in Dove House: Savour the season in historic Dove House, sipping tea and sampling fresh Christmas goodies. This lovely old stone home will be decorated with seasonal greenery and dried flowers from the property, plus a fresh tree from Jingle Bill’s Christmas Tree Farm just down the road. Each person will enjoy a selection of teas along with four sweet and four savory treats each, all prepared in house by Chef Matthew. Small tables are perfect for a mother daughter day or a couples’ outing while larger tables make room for a family or friends gathering.

Sunday December 10 from 12pm-4pm

$38 per person and $19 for children 12 and under

To book your table call Scott 519 824 7898 or email [email protected]

Christmas Lunches: Back by popular demand! Bring your staff, team of volunteers or a circle of friends to celebrate the season in our historic schoolhouse. Sit together at our harvest tables, and soak in the atmosphere with fresh greens and dried flowers from the property. Chef Matthew will prepare a special seasonal buffet with turkey and all the trimmings, plus beverages and holiday desserts.

Tuesday December 12 at 12:30pm

Wednesday December 13 at 12:30pm

$40 (+HST) per person

To book your table call Scott 519 824 7898 or email [email protected]

Christmas On-Farm Dinner: Begin the evening at dusk (4 pm), carrying your lantern on a guided holiday tour*. Visit three of our historic buildings: the Prophet House log cabin (1845), the old barn (1840), and Dove House (1864). Each will be beautifully decorated for Christmas with greenery and flowers from our farm, and will offer a few seasonal sips and morsels along the way. The final stop is at 5:30 in the stone schoolhouse, where Chef Matthew will offer a festive 4-course plated holiday meal made with ingredients grown and foraged on our property.

Friday December 15th at 4:00pm. Dinner at 5:30 pm

$92 per person

Tickets available HERE

*Guests may choose to walk or drive their own vehicle to each location.


House Crafted Bread with Wild Ramp Butter

Late Harvest Bitter Greens, Sunchokes, Wild Grape Vinaigrette

Crieff Hills Farm Chicken Terrine, Garden Herb Aioli

Crieff Lamb Ragout, Garden Squash Dumplings

Neighbours’ Apple Cake, Spiced Crieff Maple Syrup