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New Castle Spirit of Christmas and A Dickens Experience

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

New Castle Spirit of Christmas/Dickens Experience 

Friday December 7th & Saturday, December 8th.  Don’t miss this annual Christmas tradition in Historic New Castle.  This event features decorated houses, museums, churches, music, food, and street performances of scenes from A Christmas Carol.




Image result for fezziwig's ballFezziwig’s Ball
The Arsenal in New Castle ( 30 Market Street (on the Cobblestones)
Friday, December 7th – 7 to 10:30 p.m.
The New Castle Arsenal transforms into the Fezziwig house from A Christmas Carol for one night. This Victorian Ball will have period music from Susquehanna Travelers , a Dance Master and assistants from the Victorian Dance Ensemble calling the dances and giving instructions, and refreshments. Period clothing is encouraged, but not required. 
Tickets available by clicking here. A free dance rehearsal will be held prior to the ball on Tuesday, November 27 at 7 pm in The Arsenal. Be sure to come over and try the dances out in casual dress. For tickets or more information please call (302) 322-2794 or go to





Image result for spirit of christmas new castle deSpirit of Christmas (Citywide Event)
Saturday, December 8th – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Presented by New Castle Presbyterian Church & the Visitor’s Bureau
Tour historic homes and museums in Old New Castle decorated for the holiday season. Enjoy holiday concerts including Simple Pleasures (a cello, viola, flute and harp quartet) from 10 – 11 a.m., Hand Bell concerts at 1 & 1:30 p.m., and the New Ark Chorale at 3 p.m. Free to the public. For more information go to


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Victorian High Tea
The New Castle Arsenal 30 Market Street (on the Cobblestones)
Saturday, December 8th – 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
As part of the Spirit of Christmas & Dicken’s Experience enjoy a festive Victorian Tea at The Arsenal. There will be three settings. Tickets are $25 a person or $160 for an entire table of eight (a $40 savings.) Hurry, settings fill up early. For tickets or more information please call (302) 322-2794 or go to



Image result for christmas carolPerformances of Dickens A Christmas Carol
Outside Stage, on Market Street
Saturday, December 8th – 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Presented by the Reedy Point Players. Free to the public.




Image result for christmas carol carolersWestfield Chorale Christmas Concert
New Castle United Methodist Church
510 Delaware Street, (Parking behind church off 5th Street)
Saturday, December 8th – 1:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this wonderful concert by New Jersey’s Westfield Chorale.  In addition to the wonderful there will be selected dramatic readings from Dickens Christmas Carol. (In keeping with the situation.)