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Holiday season begins with ‘A Christmas Carol’ and ‘Holidays at the UC’

The ACE series will present "A Christmas Carol" on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Bardo Arts Center.

December means it’s time to get ready for the holiday season. And the Arts and Cultural Events series is kicking things off in a big way.

The ACE series continues Tuesday, Dec. 3, with a “A Christmas Carol” being performed at 7 p.m. at the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, the annual “Holidays at the UC” will take place at the A.K. Hinds University Center from 4 to 8 p.m.

A new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” features the portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge by 40-year theater veteran Scott H. Severance in a story of redemption. Scrooge, an unrepentant and miserly man, changes his ways after a series of revelations from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Tickets are $5 for WCU students, $10 for faculty/staff, other students and seniors, and $15 for general admission. For more information or information about group sales, contact the Bardo Arts Center at 828-227-2479. Tickets also can be purchased online at

Several workshop stations will be set up like this one where students made Christmas ornaments.

Activities at “Holidays at the UC” include a photo with Santa and holiday mini-golf for $1, Build-A-Buddy for $9, or The Ultimate Holiday Pass, which includes all activities for $15.

There will be workshop stations with giant building blocks and a “traditions room” where participants will learn about holiday traditions from other countries. All funds will go to Miracles at WCU, which supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For more information on “Holidays at the UC,” visit


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