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A Christmas Carol Mainstage Show! 


Come and celebrate the “Spirit of Christmas” with us! Don’t miss this original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' charming holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol', by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company as part of the Arts on the Move program.  You and your family and friends are invited to join us for this immortal heartwarming 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 old skinflint into jolly Father Christmas, himself! 


With a sensational cast of all ages from NJ and PA, a phenomenal set, transformational lighting and fantastic colorful costumes, you can count on the comedic touch of Riddlesbrood to make this resplendent, full scale original family friendly musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol” one of the most entertaining highlights of your holiday season. All Ages Show! 

Are you interested in enrolling your kids to be a part of the show?  Find out more on our Sign Up Page

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This event is made possible in part by our fabulous sponsors, advertisers and Vendors!

Take a moment to see who will be set up the days of the events and what they sell.  All of the Vendors and advertisers are listed there. 



For 2023!!!


The show plays in Historic Smithville, 615 E Moss Mill Rd, Absecon, NJ 08201, with a two day outdoor "Dickens Fest" featuring an original, musical adaptation of "A Christmas Carol", Charles Dickens' heartwarming classic tale of redemption.


Black Friday Weekend!!!

Saturday, November 25th, at 1 PM and 6 PM and...

Sunday, November 26th, at 1 PM.

The Dickens Fest is FREE to the public.


The cast of the shows include actors from the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company troupe along with many children of all ages from the community.


The historic Towne of Smithville will be bustling with activity during the "Dickens Fest". Its 60 charming specialty shops, the award-winning historic Smithville Inn restaurant and 3 other restaurants within the village will all be open to visit and enjoy before, during intermissions or after the shows.


For added entertainment, The Smithville Train and The Smithville Carousel, two timeless attractions that evoke romance, adventure and playful fun, will also be open and running both days for children and adults to ride and share an unforgettable experience. 

Disclaimer:  Please note that this outdoor event is subject to weather conditions. Performances may be paused or canceled in the case of rain or lightning for safety reasons. Attendees are advised to consider these factors and prepare accordingly. Seating will not be provided at the venue. Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs to ensure their comfort during the event. While admission to the event is free of charge, parking availability is on a first-come, first-served basis and is complimentary if space permits. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to secure parking. The event is structured in three acts with 30-minute intermissions, allowing guests time to explore and shop at the vendor stalls. Public restrooms will be available for use by attendees. By attending this event, guests acknowledge and accept the risks associated with outdoor events, including weather conditions and seating arrangements. The organizers are not liable for any personal discomfort or inconvenience related to these factors.

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