Christmas 1941

Saturday 3rd December 2016
10.30am – 4pm

Visit the Northern Ireland War Memorial to experience a Wartime Christmas for all the family.

Christmas 1941

Christmas 1941

Learn more about Christmas in 1941 and how it was marked just months after the devastating Belfast Blitz in which over 1,000 local people lost their lives. See how local people celebrated the festive season despite rationing and shortages. Discover more about the disastrous attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and how this paved the way for US Servicemen to embark on a journey to Northern Ireland.

In all, over 300,000 US Forces passed through Northern Ireland between 1942 and 1944. Join us to remember the links of friendship between the US and Northern Ireland.

  • Try some Make Do and Mend Christmas crafts
  • Sample our ration recipe Christmas cake (made with dried eggs imported from the US)
  • Listen to a nostalgic collection of well-loved Christmas songs by the famous American stars of the 1940s.

Family event with activities suitable for all ages.
Admission Free
No booking necessary

Northern Ireland War Memorial, 21 Talbot Street, Belfast BT1 2LD.
Tel: 028 9032 0392

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