Step back in time and join us for a truly traditional Christmas experience this year at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum. Visit the town of Ballycultra as we bring it to life and celebrate a traditional Edwardian Christmas.
We have a traditional Christmas all wrapped up for you this festive season. As the holly and ivy wreaths are hung on the doors, take in the sights, sounds and seasonal smells of cinnamon toast and breads freshly baked over the open hearth, see some traditional crafts as our costumed guides share past times and tales from years gone by. Remind yourself what Christmas means to you and your family, and return to the Spirit of Christmas this year.
Pre-booking is not required for this event. Walk-in tickets are available at the Folk Museum ticket kiosk on arrival. If you wish to pre-book your tickets for this event online, please click the "Book tickets now" button above.
Please note that these tickets are General Admission only. If you would like to book tickets for General Admission and a Santa visit, please click here.
If you would like to book tickets for General Admission and our special carol service, please click here
Spirit of Christmas Event Dates
The Spirit of Christmas event runs on the following dates:
- Friday 7 December – 6pm to 9pm
- Saturday 8 December – 1pm to 6pm
- Sunday 9 December - 1pm to 6pm
- Friday 14 December – 6pm to 9pm
- Saturday 15 December – 1pm to 6pm
- Sunday 16 December - 1pm to 6pm
- Friday 21 December – 6pm to 9pm
National Museums NI Members - there is a charge of £6.00 per child to visit Santa, adult members go free. A valid membership card must be presented on arrival for this ticket option to be valid.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.