A Christmas Carol Experience

Interact with the beloved characters of Dickens’ classic tale this Christmas!

Nov 23, 2019 — Jan 5, 2020

A performance to delight the entire family!

This one-of-a-kind holiday experience allows museum guests to interact with the beloved characters of Dickens’ classic tale. As they traverse the floors of the museum, guests will greet Bob Cratchit, the Christmas ghosts and even stop to have a quick chat with Scrooge himself. Complete with singing carols and making holiday crafts, this performance will delight the entire family.

Event Details

Dates: November 23, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Friday: 1 and 3 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

Sunday: 1 and 3 p.m.

Tickets: Admission is $15, plus museum admission. The ticket includes the live experience and admission to Fred’s party afterward for a meet and greet with the characters, a photo op with the cast and a seasonal craft project.

For more information, contact customerservice@mBible.org or call 866-430-MOTB.

Fun Facts from Dickens’ Classic Tale

Why is A Christmas Carol called A Christmas Carol?

Just as carols spread the message of Christmas, Dickens meant for his story to be told far and wide. In fact, he demanded it be sold for the low price of five shillings so a broad audience could afford it. Dickens even called each chapter a “stave,” which is a musical term for a stanza that has a single theme and mood.

What are the main themes of A Christmas Carol?

A Christmas Carol resounds with themes from the Bible, particularly those of charity and redemption from a past life. Different readers see allusions to various biblical stories and principles in the tale. Some connect the tale to Deuteronomy 15:7, others point to Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus and some to the teachings of the New Testament in general.

Dickens once wrote, “All my strongest illustrations are derived from the New Testament; all my social abuses are shown as departures from its spirit; all my good people are humble, charitable, faithful and forgiving.”

Museum of the Bible celebrates this Christmas season by bringing these important themes to life with A Christmas Carol Experience.

Was Ebenezer Scrooge a real person?

The character of Ebenezer Scrooge was possibly based on a real person, a man named John Elwes, though Dickens never explicitly said this in print. Elwes was a well-known person of immense wealth in Victorian England and was mentioned by name in some of Dickens’ correspondence and books. Some readers see the likeness of Elwes in the illustrations of Ebenezer Scrooge in the first printing of the book. The name Ebenezer appears three times in the Bible. Notably, Samuel sets up a stone after a victory and calls it an “ebenezer,” commemorating God’s help in the battle. The Hebrew word ebenezer means “stone of help.”