The Cook's Apprentice (historical cooking for kids 8 to 12)
Sat. December 2, 1 to 3:30 pm
Learn to bake traditional cakes, biscuits and confections in the Officers' historic kitchen. Recipes include iced Queen Cakes, Gingerbread, Peppermint Drops, and a delicious breakfast griddle cake for the holidays. Recipe package and tastes to take home.
$30 plus tax
Pre-registration and payment required 416-392-7484
Frost Fair (2017)
December 9, 10 am to 5 pm
Imagine yourself transported back in time to the early 19th century, where the local winter market was one of the social and shopping highlights of the year.
Fort York celebrates the legacy of the Frost Fair in 19th Century England with a market, music, and food! Stroll through Canada's largest collection of original War of 1812-era buildings and the new Fort York Visitor Centre, where you can shop for unique gifts made by local artisans, including jewellery, heritage inspired reproductions, and holiday greenery. Tour the Fort's buildings and enjoy tasty treats in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Pop-up performances and activities will dapple the grounds while the Heritage Café offers up food and drink with an historic twist.
Gingerbread Make and Bake (extra fun for kids ages 4 and up)
Wed. to Sat. December 27 to 31, 11 am and 2 pm
While you enjoy a tour of Fort York your kids can join the cooks in the Officers' Mess Kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. In this hands-on workshop they will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800's gingerbread recipe. Samples can be taken home - if they last that long! Workshop is limited to 15 participants.
Included with regular admission; sign up in the Museum Store when you arrive