Holiday Celebrations at Adelphi University on December 15 and 16

Free events to put you in the holiday spirit.

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Garden City, NY - November 29, 2017 - Celebrate the holiday season at the Adelphi Performing Arts Center (PAC) with two fun-filled events for the whole family: the student-directed Holiday Showcase and the annual staged reading of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Holiday Showcase features students from across campus performing holiday classics and more, with music ranging from Israeli folk songs to Mariah Carey’s Christmas hit All I Want for Christmas is You. The Holiday Showcase will take place on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi PAC.

Every holiday season, Adelphi University’s Department of Theatre brings Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the stage as it would have been performed in a radio studio in the 1930s, as a dramatic reading. The production is directed by Professor Brian Rose, and roles are performed by faculty and student actors. The reading will take place on Saturday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the Olmsted Theatre in the Adelphi PAC. There’s no charge, but, if you can, please bring a can or box of non-perishable food as a donation to the holiday spirit, for the Mary Brennan Inn food kitchen in Hempstead.

The Adelphi PAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. Information is available online at or at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

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