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The Georgian Christmas Experience – GI 23 052 (Face to Face and Online)

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1 December 2023 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Tutor: Lorraine Spindler BA (Hons) Dip Euro Hum

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Date: 1 December 2023
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
£18.50 – £22.50
Reference Code:
GI 23 052
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


During the Georgian period, Christmas was a month-long celebration involving parties, balls and family gatherings.

However, religion was a deeply divided topic at this time.  The rise of the Industrial Revolution and the decline of rural living meant the extended Christmas season began to disappear to allow employees to continue working throughout the festive period. Together we will look at some of the familiar and stranger customs associated with the Georgian Christmas experience.


Fairfax House dressed for a traditional Georgian Christmas. York Civic Trust.


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