The air is getting chillier, the leaves are turning amber and crimson, and the spirit of the holidays is beginning to unfurl its enchanting spell. As we gear up for the most wonderful time of the year, the Historic Towne of Smithville, in collaboration with the renowned Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company, invites you to immerse yourself in the quintessential holiday experience – the "Dickens Fest."
Step Back in Time at Historic Smithville
Nestled in Absecon, New Jersey, the Historic Towne of Smithville offers a delightful journey back in time. With its 60 specialty shops, award-winning Smithville Inn restaurant, and three other delightful dining establishments, the village is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. The charming cobblestone paths, old-world architecture, and the gentle hum of history make it the perfect backdrop for a festive extravaganza.
Come Black Friday weekend, Smithville isn't just about shopping deals. It's about making memories. On Saturday, November 25th and Sunday, November 26th, the town will come alive with the spirit of Christmas, transforming into a festive wonderland that Charles Dickens himself would be proud of.
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company Brings Magic to the Stage
In the heart of this enchanting village, the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company is set to present an original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved "A Christmas Carol." Known for their knack of blending timeless tales with a touch of comedy, Riddlesbrood promises a spectacular show that's perfect for all ages.
From Ebenezer Scrooge's iconic "Bah! Humbug!" to his heartwarming transformation into a symbol of Christmas cheer, the tale is a testament to the power of redemption, love, and the true spirit of the holiday season. As Scrooge travels through time with the Ghosts of Christmas, audiences will be enthralled by the mesmerizing sets, transformational lighting, and fantastic colorful costumes. The comedic touch that Riddlesbrood is famous for ensures this isn't just another retelling but a fresh, engaging, and thoroughly entertaining rendition of a classic. Beth Tinnon is the Musical Director for this production--A mainstay of the Atlantic City area for years! The company boasts a sensational cast hailing from both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, ensuring a professional and heartfelt performance. And the best part? The show is entirely free! That's right; families can enjoy this heartwarming tale without the worry of ticket prices.
A Family Affair: More Than Just a Show
The "Dickens Fest" is more than just a theatrical spectacle; it's a celebration of community. The cast includes not just professional actors from the Riddlesbrood troupe but also talented children of all ages from the community. If you're looking for a platform for your budding star, the Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company is keen to welcome them aboard.
Beyond the stage, Smithville ensures there's never a dull moment. The Smithville Train and The Smithville Carousel, two ageless attractions, will be operational both days, offering both children and adults a chance to indulge in a little playful fun. These timeless rides evoke a sense of romance, adventure, and nostalgia that will undoubtedly be the cherry on top of your festive outing.
Making Memories Without Breaking the Bank
One of the standout features of the "Dickens Fest" is its accessibility. In an age where holiday outings can often burn a hole in your pocket, Smithville and Riddlesbrood offer a refreshing alternative. The event is entirely free to the public. Families can come together, enjoy a world-class performance, explore the historic town, indulge in some delightful rides, and make memories that will last a lifetime, all without the worry of expenses. It's the perfect way to kickstart the holiday season on a joyful and stress-free note.
Supporting the Community: Vendors and Advertisers
The "Dickens Fest" isn't just a celebration of the holidays; it's also a nod to the vibrant community of Smithville. Local vendors and advertisers play a crucial role in making this event possible. Attendees have the unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of products and services, all while supporting local businesses. It's a win-win for everyone involved.
In Conclusion: The Perfect Family Day Out
If you're searching for the perfect family event this holiday season, look no further than the "Dickens Fest" at Historic Smithville. With the enchanting backdrop of the village, the theatrical magic of Riddlesbrood, and a plethora of activities to indulge in, it promises to be a day filled with laughter, joy, and the true spirit of Christmas.
So, mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and come celebrate the "Spirit of Christmas" in the most magical way possible! For more info visit: https://www.riddlesbrood.com/christmas-carol