December Programming and Santa Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Santa Hoists Flag
Santa Hoists Flag
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Wilmington, NC -( The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announces the programming schedule for December, 2014.

Since 1997, the Living History Crew weekends have been a tradition at the battleship in the program called “Battleship Alive.” The Living History Crew provides insight into the daily life and routine of the crew aboard the USS NORTH CAROLINA by explaining the duties specific to the sailor’s ratings (jobs) and demonstrates activities that occurred aboard the ship.

A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras! Included with Battleship admission.

  • Battleship Alive
    • Saturday, December 6, 2014
    • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Included with Paid Admission
  • A Verry Merry Showboat
    • Saturday, December 6, 2014
    • Times: 10:00 am – Noon, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Free with Battleship admission

Enjoy a new holiday tradition! Kids can fly a flag with Santa (bring your own or buy a US or NC flag from the Battleship’s store). Santa and the Battleship’s Captain will sign your certificate of authenticity. Type your Christmas wish list on a vintage typewriter using authentic WWII USS NORTH CAROLINA radio message paper. Call the North Pole in the Battleship’s main radio room. See Santa’s journey being tracked in the Combat Information Center. Create Christmas cards for veterans in VA hospitals. And MORE! Bring your camera for some unique photo opps! A great way to start your holiday season!

The Battleship would like to thank the event partners: Battleship Living History Crew, Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club, American Red Cross and Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA for helping make the program possible.

About the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River. Relive with the crew on the Battleship Blog. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is an historic site within the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources ( Visit or follow us on and for more information.