A Dickens Christmas Y’all…come to Tuscumbia

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Tuscumbia-Come to Tuscumbia on December 7th and 8th ….it’s going to be a “Dicken’s Christmas, Y’all”.  The merchants and town-folk of Tuscumbia are planning an all southern twist to Charles Dickens tale, “A Christmas Carol”.

The unique event begins at 7 pm on Friday, December 7th with a Victorian era Christmas Feast with all the trimmings.  Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas and Tiny Tim will all be there.  The Christmas feast includes Dancers and musical entertainment.  The feast will be served in the new Roundhouse at the Tuscumbia Railway Depot on West 5th Street.  There will only be a limited amount of seating so get your tickets in advance.  Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at Fiddledee D on South Main in Tuscumbia.  This grand Christmas Feast is sponsored by the Tuscumbia Retail Development, Inc. with proceeds to benefit the community.

All the fun and activities will take place along Main Street beginning at 10 am on Saturday, December 8th and will last throughout the day.  There will be artists and crafters selling their goods and plenty of food vendors as well.  Join The Characters from “A Christmas Carol” and Christmas Carolers on the streets of Tuscumbia.  Carriage rides drawn by Clydesdale s will also be on hand for those who want to see the sights of Tusacumbia.  The Nutcracker Ballroom Dancers as well as Christmas Carolers will add to the festive atmosphere of the day.  Get your Christmas tree while you shop.  They will be on sale right on Main Street in Tuscumbia.  The stores will open all day and stay open late for your Christmas shopping needs.

Santa will be on hand at the Helen Keller Library at 1o am for breakfast with Santa. After which The children can sit on his knee and tell St. Nick just what they want for Christmas.  After a visit with Santa join Tiny Tim at Coldwater Books for milk and cookies at 3pm where there will be a reading of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol”.

At 4 pm there will be trolley rides through the residential area where you can learn more about the history and trivia of Christmas customs in the south.  The trolley leaves from Coldwater Books.  The lighting of the official town Christmas Tree will be at 5 pm in front of the former post office on East 6th Street.

For more information on this event contact Colbert County Tourism at 256.383.0783.



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