(Admission is free)
Dicken’s Fest premieres at Historic Smithville! An original musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens’ heart warming tale, by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company. The cast of the shows include actors from Riddlesbrood’s troupe, along with many children of all ages from the community, with a rousing Christmas carol sing-along playing a featured role in the production performed on their portable outdoor stage.
Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company brings the Spirit of Christmas to Historic Smithville, 615 E. Moss Mill Rd, Smithville, NJ 08205, with a two day outdoor “Dickens Fest” featuring an original, musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens’ heartwarming, classic tale of redemption and transformation. “Dickens Fest” is free to the public and parking is free.
Historic Smithville will be bustling with activities for the whole family during the “Dickens Fest”. Its 50 charming, specialty shoppes, the award-winning, historic Smithville Inn restaurant and 3 other restaurants within the village will all be open to visit and enjoy before the shows, during intermissions or after the shows.
For added entertainment, the whimsical Smithville Train and charming Smithville Carousel, two unique, 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.
Everyone is encouraged to stay at least until nightfall for the highlight of Historic Smithville’s annual Christmas celebration. That’s when an orchestrated Holiday Lights Show begins with 120 Christmas trees decorated with over 50,000 Christmas lights appear to magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The twinkling lights on the trees dance and chase each other synchronized to everyone’s favorite holiday music as they reflect off the water’s surface. This captivating Holiday Lights Show can be seen from either side of the village as well as from the bridge from 5:30 – 8:30 pm.