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5th Annual Peace Carol

December 10, 2019 5th Annual Peace Carol

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Oneida County History Center

Phone: (315) 735-3642

1608 Genesee Street

Utica, NY 13502

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Utica (UU Utica) presents the 5th Annual Peace Carol, an evening honoring the Christmas Truce of World War One. This celebration features carol sing-alongs led by the UU Utica choir, a performance by members of the Proctor Senior Choir, the Procter JNROTC Color Guard, a presentation on the truce by Joe Schmidt, light refreshments, and more.  Individuals of all faiths and cultures are invited to attend. This event is free and open to the public. Hosted by the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY, 13502.

The Christmas Truce was a ceasefire between German, French, and British troop on the western-front on Christmas Eve in December 1914.  Both sides informally agreed to stop fighting for a few hours and joined together for food, carols, and companionship.  The 5th Annual Peace Carol honors this moment in world history and encourages peace throughout our community.

The 5th Annual Peace Carol takes place in the History Center's main gallery on Tuesday, December 10 starting at 4:30 PM.  A detailed schedule of events can be obtained by contacting Rebecca McLain at 315-735-3642 or

The Oneida County History Center is a private 501(c) (3) not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, heritage, and culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Admission to this program is free for the general public; donations are encouraged. Please contact the History Center at 315-735-3642 or visit the OCHC website( or page for additional information.