Program participants read the Dickens masterpiece aloud from start to finish in a public reading using the original text of the 1843 novella. All are invited and encouraged to attend — individuals, families, book clubs and groups — and participate by reading a portion of the book.
All reading levels are welcomed and festive attire is encouraged. Cookies, hot cocoa and spiced apple cider are served as participants gather to read together.
This is an annual program, now entering its sixth year, done on the first weekend of December as a partnership between the library and McCarter Theatre Center. The date is chosen in anticipation of the season opening of McCarter Theatre Center’s popular production of the beloved holiday tale that many people in our community consider a beloved seasonal tradition.
Participants take turns reading out loud from the classic 1843 Dickens novella. Festive costumes and cozy drinks are encouraged!