Christmas presents can trace their origins to the gold, frankincense and myrrh brought to Jesus by the Wise Men.

In our new heritage display, we look at the holiday traditions a little closer to home. Learn about the presents, parties and traditions surrounding Christmas in Woking: from shopping adverts for local shops listing 'Useful Christmas Presents', to retro tree decorations, crackers, postcards and photos of 1950s local staff Christmas parties, this very festive display will get you in the mood for some yuletide cheer. 

See it now free outside Woking's Story.

Image: Xmas Greetings postcard (detail) © The Lightbox Heritage Collection