Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence at Can­field Casino

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Lau­ren Hal­li­gan lhal­li­[email protected]­i­tal­first­media.com re­porter

All are in­vited to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic of Charles Dick­ens’ “A Christ­mas Carol” dur­ing an up­com­ing event called The Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence.

This im­mer­sive Christ­mas­themed event is sched­uled for 4 to 6 p.m. on Sun­day, Dec. 15 at the his­toric Can­field Casino, set in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

The even­ing, which is meant to be en­joyed by the en­tire fam­ily, will fea­ture Christ­mas carols in the par­lor, fine ale, wine, spiced cider and hot co­coa, dance vari­a­tions from The Nutcracker by the School of the Arts at The Na­tional Mu­seum of Dance, hol­i­day sto­ries read to them by the real life Snow White & Rose Red of the Ama­zon TV se­ries The Ad­ven­tures of Snow White & Rose Red, and a the­atri­cal jour­ney through the casino’s up­per floors with ex­cerpts from “A Christ­mas Carol” lead by the ghost of Christ­mas past.

“A lot of the drama will play out there,” said Ni­cole Coady, who is pro­duc­ing this first-ever event along with Jonathan Al­bert and Stephanie Markowich.

Af­ter col­lab­o­rat­ing on pre­vi­ous lo­cal events in the past, “We all had such a good time work­ing to­gether that we thought it would be fun for the three of us to pro­duce some­thing,” Coady said.

Through a re­la­tion­ship with the Can­field Casino and Saratoga Springs History Mu­seum, the trio was pre­sented with an op­por­tu­nity to use the his­tor­i­cal, Vic­to­rian-style space in down­town Saratoga Springs.

“We de­cided it would be a fun thing to do,” said Coady, who hopes guests will take the chance to step back in time to a very merry Vic­to­rian Christ­mas party.

Look­ing ahead, the or­ga­niz­ers may con­sider mak­ing the event an an­nual oc­ca­sion. “This year we’re hav­ing fun, we’re go­ing to see how it goes,” she con­tin­ued, “and hope­fully, it’d be won­der­ful if it could turn into a Saratoga tra­di­tion.”

The three part­ners would like to pro­duce other sim­i­lar events in the fu­ture as well.

Tick­ets to The Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence are $40 each if pur­chased be­fore Dec. 1, or $45 from

Dec. 2 through 14. They are avail­able on­line at eventbrite.com un­der “The Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence.”

A por­tion of the pro­ceeds from this event will ben­e­fit the Saratoga Springs History Mu­seum, which is lo­cated in the Can­field Casino.

More in­for­ma­tion about The Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence is avail­able on­line at www.face­book.com/Christ­mas­carol­ex­pe­ri­ence.

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The Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence will take place at the Can­field Casino lo­cated in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs.

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The Christ­mas Carol Ex­pe­ri­ence is sched­uled for Dec. 15at the Can­field Casino in Saratoga Springs.

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