Dickens is alive and well and greeting guests on the Stephens College campus in A Dickens Victorian Christmas, an annual Columbia holiday tradition. You won’t want to miss this authentic recreation of a 19th-century English Christmas celebration in the parlors of Stephens’ historic Senior Hall. Join Mr. and Mrs. Dickens, along with the Stephens Concert Choir, for a spirited evening of holiday music, period dance, refreshments, games and frivolity. Appropriate for all ages. $16.
Get in the holiday mood with the Columbia Handbell Ensemble, under the direction of Ed Rollins. The ensemble, which was founded in 1988, has been recognized for excellence of musicianship, while introducing the art of ringing in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Repertoire for this tax-exempt arts organization encompasses everything from the classics to showtunes.
Tickets are available for $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Another performance takes place Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
The University Concert Series presents the ultimate holiday tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award-winner Davis has created a show which features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking “Fresh Aire” series that introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive at Jesse Auditorium with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. From $45.