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Moores Creek Christmas Event Goes Virtual

Reenactors at Moores Creek National Battlefield. Photo: NPS

Moores Creek National Battlefield will host its annual Christmas in the Colonies online this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 5, via Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/moorescreeknps.

Park staff and volunteers will bring the stories of how families celebrated Christmas in the 18th century to life through videos that show cooking an 18th century recipe in a modern kitchen, colonial beverages, candle making, wreath-making, the playing of Christmas music on bagpipes, and more.

All of the videos will be on the park’s Facebook page and will be uploaded to battlefield’s YouTube. The video content will also be posted to the park website after the event.

The National Park Service is working with federal, state and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, park areas, such as the picnic shelter, recreational trails, and comfort station restrooms are open, while the Moores Creek National Battlefield Visitor Center is open with a 50% capacity.

A return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited for some time. For more information, please visit the park’s website.

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