Dickens Christmas Party
Celebrate this holiday season by attending the Mansion’s Dickens Christmas Party. Santa Claus will be on hand from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to hear wish lists from children. Take home a photo of your child with Santa as a remembrance of the afternoon. Children have the opportunity to create an ornament featuring a photo with Santa Claus.
Throughout the afternoon, Touch of Classics Victorian Carolers will perform holiday favorites such as “Sleigh Ride”, “The Holy and the Ivy,” “Home for the Holidays,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Winter Wonderland.” Musical interludes will be interspersed with Victorian Theatre presentations. First, Louisa May Alcott at 2:00 pm. Second, Charles Dickens at 3:15 pm.
At 2:00 pm, actress Megan Edelman as Louisa May Alcott will perform one of Alcott’s stories, “Tilly’s Christmas.” The Mansion features Alcott stories as part of Dickens Christmas because she was born in Germantown, living here until age 4.
And then at 3:15 pm, Mansion favorite, Josh Hitchens , will perform his compelling one-man show of Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Hitchens premiered this one-man performance at the Mansion in December 2009.
Luscious cookies and Victorian punch served.
Reservations strongly suggested.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ticket Cost: $20, Member cost: $10, Children 10 & under: free – must be accompanied by an adult. Become a member today!
Residents with a zip code of 19144 will be admitted for the member cost of $10. Additionally, become a member at the event and your $10 admission will count toward a membership if desired. Click here for reservations or call 215-438-1861
“Seeing Josh Hitchens perform Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is a total immersion experience – a Victorian author in an intimate and authentic Victorian setting – as well as a marvelous holiday tradition. Hitchens’ one-man show is brilliant. The audience is easily convinced that the actor has transformed himself into a young Charles Dickens, who then effortlessly takes on the persona of one character after another in a timeless tale that’s universally appealing to all ages. A simply wonderful evening!” Cordelia Frances Biddle