Pre-Show Activities

Venue Matthews Lobbies

An hour before the show even begins, members of McCarter’s A Christmas Carol Community Ensemble enthusiastically spill out into the lobbies to greet, engage, and entertain the arriving audience. The Community Ensemble will welcome all to join in a holiday sing-along; participate in a family activity featuring vintage Victorian games; stroll through a gallery of exhibits to learn more details about the production; snap a friends or family photo by the decorative tree; or take part in a costume scavenger hunt!

Grab a cup of hot cocoa or hot cider, take a photo with a Community Ensemble member, and be sure to partake in a game of “Jingle Jingle, Who’s Got the Bell” as you visit our family activity area intended for children of all ages — from 1-100!