Hudson Valley Holidays: Dickens’ Christmas Carol

Did you catch master storyteller Jonathan Kruk on CBS Sunday Morning back in September? Now is your chance to see his craft up close and personal at Historic Hudson Valley’s Dickens’ “Christmas Carol,” at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow on Saturdays Dec. 1, 8, 15, and 22.

Following up on sold-out performances of Irving’s “Legend” in October, Kruk will once again welcome visitors into the historic, candlelit interior of the circa-1685 Old Dutch Church. This lively re-telling, complete with musical accompaniment, brings to life Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Parking for the event is across the street at Philipsburg Manor, where attendees can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cider, and cookies. Visitors may also browse for holiday gifts at the Philipsburg Manor Museum Shop, which is packed with special Hudson Valley holiday merchandise that can’t be found at traditional retailers…not even Amazon!

Performances are at 4, 5:15, 6:30, and 7:45pm on each of the four nights. Seating in the church is very limited and tickets may be purchased in advance at Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children under 18. Members of Historic Hudson Valley receive a $5 discount per ticket.

For information and tickets: 914-366-6900,

[blockquote class=blue]Sunnyside and Philipsburg Manor are part of the network of sites owned and operated by the non-profit Historic Hudson Valley. Old Dutch Church is owned and operated by the Friends of Old Dutch Church & Burying Ground. [/blockquote]

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