The Christmas Truce of 1914

Friday, November 22nd to Saturday, November 23rd

In 1914, a brief, unofficial, truce took place at Christmas along parts of the Western Front. Soldiers from opposing sides came together to mark the season as strains of Silent Night echoed in the dark. Experience a WWI Christmas Story as you embark by foot on a journey to experience a significant moment in history at our replica trench.

Visit a Casualty Clearing Station, a Swiss Road Block, and the Estaminet. Learn about propaganda at our Print Shop and stop by the Orange Hall to learn about care packages and the Home Front.

Enjoy choral performances by Lester B Pearson School for the Arts on Friday and the St. Thomas Youth Choir on Saturday as well as hand bell performances by the Metropolitan United Church Jubilate Bells both days.

Denfield General Store will be open– stop by for gift ideas, snacks, and a warm drink.

Presented in partnership with the History Matters Association.

This event will run rain or shine.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village will be collecting non-perishable food items at this event. If you would like to contribute to our donation please feel free to bring something along.

Event Times & Additional Event Date(s) 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with tickets indicating the time of your admittance to see The Christmas Truce vignette. Please arrive promptly.

Performances at 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. each evening.

Event Cost 

$10 in advance

$12 at the door