By Sarah Browncross

Join us as we celebrate Christmas here at the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

We’re taking our inspiration from surrealist artist Charlotte Cory’s exhibition Capturing the Brontes and decorating the house ready for a Victorian Christmas, complete with a traditional tree in the foyer.

Every weekend we’ll be opening early at 10am and staying open until 6pm every Saturday, with a range of Christmassy events to get you in the festive mood!

On Saturday it’s the Steampunk Weekend in Haworth, with stalls, costumes and exhibitions. From 2pm to 4pm we’ll have local storyteller Adam Sargent retelling tales from the Brothers Grimm as you’ve never heard them before (free with museum entry).

And all weekend we’re offering ten per cent off at the museum and in the shop for all of those in steampunk costume.

Tabby, the Brontes’ servant, used to tell the sisters of how the last of the fairies left Haworth with the coming of the mills. They are finally returning with our weekend of fairy-themed activities on November 30 and December 1.

On the Saturday, Tabby will be entertaining visitors all day with tales of the fairies of Haworth, or make your own Christmas fairy at our drop-in craft session from 10am to 4pm. They’re both free with museum entry.

On the Sunday, we have a talk on Victorian fairies in folklore from noon to 12.30pm, or listen to our brass quartet playing Christmas songs from 11am to 1pm, all free with museum entry.

Step back to the Parsonage of Christmases past with our Victorian weekend on December 6 to 8. On the Friday at 7pm, Dickens will be dropping by for carols and a candlelit tour of the house on our Visitorian Christmas Eve (e-mail to book).

The Saturday is our Visitorian Christmas Day. From 11am to 4pm you can meet our staff in Victorian costume and join in the yuletide fun with a Bronte puppet theatre and carols round the tree.

And the first ever Bronte carol service will take place at 3pm on the Sunday at Haworth parish church, with singing from Haworth Primary School.

The fun continues on December 14 and 15.

We have two wreath making workshops at 10.30am and 1pm on the Saturday (same booking details as above) where you can tuck into some mince pies and mulled wine.

Ilkley Players will be reading atmospheric Christmas passages from your favourite stories from 1pm to 4pm (free with museum entry).

On Sunday you can make those last few Christmas decorations at our drop-in session, from 11am to 4pm, or hear our talk on Victorian Christmas trees at 2pm, both free with museum entry. We look forward to seeing you!