Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future come to Nelson

Like the Dickens, a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be on stage at the Nelson United Church this Saturday.

A vignette from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Though the grass is very green, Christmas is just around the corner and there is a treat in store for those wanting to be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas: Like the Dickens, a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be on stage at the Nelson United Church this Saturday.

In true Dickens fashion, the event raises money for the Nelson Food Cupboard which operates a food bank and offers food skills programs for community members impacted by low incomes.

Nelson area residents are invited to the retelling of this definitive Christmas story read by Lucas Myers, Lindsay Clague, Jane Sinclair, Glenn Hicks and Lisel Forst. In the Dickens classic, Ebeneezer Scrooge learns the value of giving to those less fortunate after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and sees the difference he can make in the world.

The evening is rounded out with the always memorable musical accompaniment of the Nelson Heritage Harmony Barbershop Chorus and a post-performance reception hosted by the United Church women’s group after the reading, guests are invited to gather in the lower hall for hot apple cider and tasty goodies.

Doors will open at 6:30 for the 7:30 p.m. event. Admission is by donation; donations above $20 are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.

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