Holiday Dickens Fest 11/25 & 11/26
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company will bring the Spirit of Christmas back to Historic Smithville, when they return to present their two-day outdoor “Dickens Fest” featuring an original, musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens’ heartwarming, classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from greed to redemption that will surely raise your spirits and warm the cockles of your heart as you travel through time with the Ghosts of Christmas and witness the ultimate transformation of this miserly skinflint into a jolly Father Christmas, himself!
Performed on Riddlesbrood’s large, decorative, portable stage built in response to COVID restrictions on indoor theater, along with several other outdoor stages set up on The Green, the family friendly shows will be on Saturday, November 25th, at 1 PM and 7 PM and Sunday, November 26th, at 1 PM, as part of their “Arts On The Move Program” (AOM). A variety of unique vendors with holiday themed art, artistry and collectables will add to the weekend’s festivities. Admission to “Dickens Fest” is free and parking is free.
“AOM”” is a Performing Arts Program that offers local children and teens an opportunity to participate in a community theater setting that culminates in performances of an original musical adaptation of an outdoor stage production to give student’s the tools to reach new artistic heights, dream, and to discover and create within the magical world of the performing arts.
The cast of the shows will include actors from the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company troupe along with children of all ages from the community, with a rousing Christmas carol sing-along playing a featured role in the production. For more information on Riddlesbrood Touring Theater Company and “Dickens Fest”, and for vendor information, go to https://www.riddlesbrood.com/christmas-carol
Light Show on The Lake
Light Show on the Lake (Thanksgiving thru Jan 6th)…Over 120 Christmas Trees made from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting of the water’s surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge.
Store Hours 2023:
Sept 5- Nov 24:
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Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
Nov 24 – Dec 23:
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Fri, Sat 10am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm