In the nineteenth-century tradition, people began preparing for Christmas on St Anne’s Day by cleaning, making candles, and preparing Christmas breads and drinks. They decorated the house and the suspense of the approaching holiday sparked the Christmas spirit in people.
On St Anne’s Day the Museum will celebrate one of the most established residents of the house, Anna Sinebrychoff (1830–1904), the wife of Paul Sinebrychoff the Elder. Anna Sinebrychoff successfully ran the business after the death of her husband Paul the Elder in 1883. On St Anne’s Day, the Museum will offer classes in paper rose Christmas tree decorations, and you may bump into Fanny, Paul or their housekeeper in the guise of drama guides.