Get Out: Dickens, Latkepalooza

Holiday season really kicks in this weekend with two Christmas Carol options and many ways to shop locally.

Mr. Dickens Tells A Christmas Carol

Where/When: Lyndhurst, 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown; performances are held weekly now through December: Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm and 4pm. Additional performances are held at 2pm and 4pm December 26, 27 and 28.

Why Go: A theatrical performance recreating Charles Dickens’ own readings of the classic tale tbrings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. This spirit is brought to life in this adaptation, which takes place throughout the Lyndhurst mansion. Working from Dickens’ actual scripts, actor Michael Muldoon tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters.

Pricing: $40, reserve here.

13th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

When/Where: Tarrytown's Patriot's Park for tree lighting at 5 p.m. followed immediately by festitivities in the Warner Library adjacent.

Why Go: Santa, Tree lighting, music, cookies! Bring your camera to snap pictures with Santa. Questions? Call the Rec Department at 631-8347.

Pricing: Free 

Dickens's Christmas Carol

When/Where: Saturday, December 1, 8, 15 and 22; shows at 4, 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45pm. At the Old Dutch Church 381 North Broadway Sleepy Hollow; parking at Philipsburg Manor & Kykuit Visitor Center, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow across the street.

Why Go: Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before! Nestle in to the cozy confines of the Old Dutch Church and let master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment, regale you with his adaptation of this Charles Dickens classic.

Pricing: Adults, $16; Children under 18, $12
 Members: $5 discount per ticket; to reserve click here.

Chanukah Fair/Latkepalooza

Where/When: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 9 am to 3 p.m. Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Ave, Tarrytown.

Why Go: The Annual Chanukah Fair features returning vendors and new ones,
too. Do your 
holiday shopping early. Offerings include: fabulous accessories, jewelry, up-cycled home goods, Bar/Bat Mitzvah favors, handmade tallit, Judaica, bake sale, book fair, raffle basket of vendor-donated
 items, make a Menorah contest, arts and crafts activities, PJ Library Story time, AND OF COURSE--Latkes!, Latkes!,
 Latkes! Please bring your donation of oil
and onions for the Local Food Pantry.

Pricing: Free

Hudson Crafts Collective Holiday Craft Show

Where/When: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11 am to 5 p.m. Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 N. Broadway, Tarrytown; parking in the rear of the church.

Why Go: Hundreds of wonderful items, all handcrafted by local artisans.  Come see their latest creations, meet and chat with the artists, enjoy some complimentary refreshments and find some great holiday gifts. Handcrafts in the show include pottery, lampworked and fused glass; handwoven fibers; knitware; felted artwork; woodwork; mosaics; handmade soap; collages, and handcrafted jewelry of many kinds including metalwork, polymer, beaded, wire wrapped, and crocheted wire. This is a juried show and includes the work of several guest artists along with members of the Collective.

Pricing: Free

Holiday Fair at The Weaving Center

Where/When: Saturday, December 1, 2012, and Sunday, Dec. 2, 12 to 5 p.m. The Weaving Center, 32 Warren Ave, Tarrytown.

Why Go: Don't miss the many beautiful and unique handcrafted and woven articles for sale at The Weaving Center's Holiday Fair.  All are made by the Friends of the Weaving Center and just in time for holiday gift giving.

Pricing: Free

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