Here are a few ways to see ‘A Christmas Carol’ for free this holiday season

NORFOLK — The city is celebrating the 175th anniversary of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in a festive way.

The Slover Library will be hosting festivities for the entire family on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to visiting with Santa Claus, families are invited to watch “The Concise Dickens’ Christmas Carol” at 2:30 p.m. in room 650, according to a news release from the city

The one man, one hour show featuring 22 characters will be part of Slover Library’s Winter Wonderland day-long holiday festival.

True to Dickens in character and spoken word, actor D.D. Delany will portray the social views of Dickens including Scrooge and seedy characters like Marley, Old Joe and the Washer Woman, according to the news release.

The show is free and open to the public and is suitable for children, ages 6 and older as well as adults.

Families will also be able to get a discount coupon to Nauticus’ Dickens’ A Christmas Towne at the Half Moon Terminal in Norfolk.

If a live-action version of “A Christmas Carol” isn’t your speed, the Slover Library will also be hosting a Christmas Carol Film Festival in Room 305 where families can spend the afternoon watching different versions of “A Christmas Carol.”

The event will be on Dec. 16 from noon to 5 p.m.

Families can choose between “A Muppet Christmas Carol,” the 2017 animated version starring Jim Carrey or the 1938 live action version starring Gerald Owen.

This event is also free and open to the public and families can pick up that discount coupon to Nauticus’ Christmas Carol here as well.

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Melanie Occhiuzzo started her professional journalism career at Southside Daily in June of 2018. She has since become a storyteller for the local community with special interest in anything locally-owned or animal related. You can find her running between meetings, researching the latest dog story online or reporting on the local school systems.