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The Company of Clarence Brown Theatre’s A Christmas Carol (2017); Photo by Brynn Yeager

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture is set to host an afternoon of free holiday-themed activities, highlighted by caroling with cast members from the Clarence Brown Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol.

The event takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. December 1 as part of the museum’s Family Day. It coincides with opening week of A Christmas Carol, which runs from November 28 through December 22 at the theater.

“This will be our second time partnering with Clarence Brown Theatre, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said Callie Bennett, museum educator. “It is such a wonderful opportunity for families to experience the various worlds of art, performance, and theater all in one setting.”

Scheduled activities include crafts and presentations led by museum staff and volunteers, story time, and a themed photobooth station. There will also be a raffle that includes tickets to see A Christmas Carol along with museum merchandise. Throughout the main atrium, costumes from previous iterations of the production will be on display.

Holiday caroling with members of this year’s cast, who will be in full costume performing selections from A Christmas Carol as well as other wintertime songs, will take place in the museum’s main lobby from approximately 2 to 3 p.m. Bench seating and chairs will be available for those with limited mobility.

More information about A Christmas Carol is available at the Clarence Brown Theatre website.


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