Whether you follow a northern, eastern or western star this Christmas, be transported back in time to a traditional Christmas with the festive celebrations taking place at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Visitors to the museum can leave the hustle and bustle of modern life behind as they experience the magic of what a traditional Christmas past has in store for them.
Celebrations at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Holywood kick off at 11.00am on Sunday 9th December with the Spirit of Christmas Past. Visitors can browse around the stalls of the Christmas Market in the Parochial Hall as brass bands and carol singing around the Christmas tree infuse the museum with the spirit of the festive season. Children can write their letter to Father Christmas, who will be taking time out of his busy schedule to warm his toes in front of the Rectory fire. Visitors can also sample a range of seasonal food, listen to festive stories and enjoy a magic show in the Gilford Picture House.
Ruth Turkington, Visitor Services Manager at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum is delighted to welcome back 1900s-style winter festivities. She says: “With candle-lit houses and shops decorated for the season, visitors are sure to enjoy the nostalgia of a 1900s Christmas at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum this December. All ages will be spellbound by the magical atmosphere and experience a truly unique and memorable day at the museum that will put them in the mood for the upcoming festivities.”
Major event pricing applies for The Spirit of Christmas Past and the event runs to 4.00pm. For more information visit www.nmni.com