2019's festive season included crafting activities, popular choir performances and a spectacular Christmas tree.
The Christmas cracker
This popular paper novelty was invented by an enterprising East-End baker, Tom Smith, over 150 years ago
Victorian Christmas traditions
The Victorians created Christmas as we know it – from Christmas cards and crackers to the decorated Christmas tree
The first Christmas card
The very first Christmas card was designed for the V&A's founding director, Henry Cole
Christmas tree installations
Relive the magic of past V&A Christmas tree installations
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