War for the Holidays

Celebrate Christmas with the Gregsons


  • Christmas play
  • Only 20 audience members per show
  • Includes a holiday cocktail and baked treat
  • See inside the beautiful and historic Roedde House Museum
  • Choose to come in period Victorian or Edwardian dress and get into the spirit of the occasion
  • Your chance to experience an authentic 1916 Christmas party…but it’s not what you might expect

Quick Facts

  • Price: $39 + GST
  • Show duration: 1 hour
  • Venue: The Historic Roedde House Museum – 1415 Barclay Street
  • Times: Shows starting at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. nightly, with a matinee at 3 p.m. on Saturdays

Your invitation to a Christmas play

Forbidden Vancouver is thrilled to present the second installment of War for the Holidays, our annual Christmas play. Last year guests were invited to the Gregson family home for a Christmas Eve party in 1915. Now the year is 1916 and guests are invited back for Christmas Eve at the Gregsons once again.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make last year’s production. Like any Christmas party, this will be a treat for guests old and new! Although we do recommend you come in period dress, as befits Christmas in 1916. The play will once again be held in the beautiful Roedde House Museum, a fully furnished and authentic Edwardian house, situated in Vancouver’s historic West End.

So come to the Gregsons’ annual Christmas party, indulge in a holiday cocktail, and dig into a helping of 1916 family drama. Whether you’re a returning guest, or a first time visitor to the Gregson home, this will be a holiday party you won’t forget…

The Gregsons in 1916

Two years after it began, war is still raging in Europe and our Canadian soldiers are still overseas. Only one year ago it was discovered that Michael, the Gregsons’ beloved son, went missing in mysterious circumstances while fighting in France. Rumours of desertion still shroud his disappearance. Has he been found? And is he dead or alive?

Has daughter and budding Suffragette Gretchen defied her parents’ wishes and gone to study law in Montreal? And what of Chang, the Chinese Houseboy? Have his dreams of marriage and prosperity come to pass?

Where has the year taken the Gregson family and who will return to the holiday party this year? Your invitation awaits and there’s only one way to find out…

The Roedde House Museum