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Christmas at the Ulster American Folk Park

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a christmas tree with lights and red bows in the folk park
Saturday 9th December to Monday 1st January
Event type
Free for members

Time: 10:00 to 16:00 

Experience the magic of Christmas past with a wintery stroll around the Folk Park. 

Discover how the festive season would have been celebrated in rural Ulster, from the humble surroundings of a single-room cabin to the indulgent Christmas of the Campbell House. Meet Mrs Mellon as she bakes Christmas pudding on the open hearth, and taste samples of traditional Christmas cake and ginger cordial. 

The Mummer characters will be entertaining you with a performance led by Captain Mummer, celebrating one of rural Ulster's oldest Christmas traditions. Wander round the snowy paths of American Street, taking in the Christmas décor, smells and festive flavours on the American side. Learn how European settlers influenced the holiday season and created the American Christmas we know today. 

Things to know: 

  • Our Christmas activity will take place from 9th December to 1st January. 
  • The Folk Park will be closed on the following dates
    • Monday 11th December
    • Monday 18th December
    • Sunday 24th December through to Wednesday 27th December. We'll be open as normal on Thursday 28th December. 
  • Please note that this ticket is for general admission to the Ulster American Folk Park during the Christmas period. Tickets to our 'Visit Father Christmas and his Elves' experience must be purchased separately here

Book your Christmas general admission ticket through the ticket links.