Time Out New York – “The holidays have begun, so let’s light up a tree”

Now that your Thanksgiving meal has been digested and discarded, let the holidays begin in earnest. The Seaport Chorus Tree Lighting (South Street Seaport, Pier 17, Fulton St at Water St; 212-732-7678, southstreetseaport.com; 6pm; free) is the first of the season, so head down to the cobbled streets and see the Big Apple Chorus break out holiday tunes. Jill Martin is the host for the evening and introduces excerpts from A Christmas Carol, performed by the Pace University Department of Performing Arts, and singer Darlene Love who stirs up some cheer with “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

The Seaport Chorus Tree Lighting – featuring excerpts from “A Christmas Carol” performed by Pace’s Department of Performing Arts – was named a “Your perfect Friday, November 26”  selection by the editors of Time Out New York – http://newyork.timeout.com/things-to-do/this-week-in-new-york/282663/your-perfect-friday-november-26#ixzz16iPZFXs1

If you missed the live performance, don’t despair.  These YouTube videos are the next best thing to being there!

BroadwayWorld – Pace Presents Original Staged Adaption of A CHRISTMAS CAROL … Music, Dance and Larger than Life Puppets, December 8-12

The most famous holiday story ever told is alive at Pace University, filled with choreography by Rhonda Miller, music by Scott O’Brien and many surprises. The production is as vibrant as it is haunting in this new adaptation by Grant Kretchik. Adults and children alike are sure to find something fresh in this inventive and festive holiday production, on top of being an affordable way to celebrate the holiday season in New York City.

Pace University and the Department of Performing Arts take you on a fantastical journey with the timeless holiday classic A Christmas Carol, based on the novel by Charles Dickens. 

Enter the world of Ebenezer Scrooge as he is confronted by larger than life puppets who teach him the value of the holiday spirit and the importance of family and kindness to others –  http://t.co/w8YPts7

December 8-12, 2010

Performance Schedule: Wednesday-Saturday at 8PM; Saturday at 2:00PM; Sunday at 1:00PM and 7:00PM

Location: Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, New York City Campus east of City Hall in Lower Manhattan (entrance on Spruce Street)

Tickets: Students/Seniors $8 Adults $12, General Admission Seating

Reservations: email tickets@pace.edu