Contributed by AACT

The 2020 Holiday season is upon us and Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) has two December events for you to enjoy: “A Christmas Carol,” an on-stage live radio play, and the “Holiday Walk in the Woods” at the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center.

The first holiday event, “A Christmas Carol,” will portray the actors of a 1940’s radio station bringing to life all the characters in a live radio performance of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.” Join the cast as they bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

The holiday classic, as a live 1940s radio broadcast, is complete with vintage commercials, musical underscoring, a live sound effects creating the bells, doors, ghostly chains, thunder effects and more. Performances are scheduled for Dec. 10, 11 and 12 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. AACT is committed to the safety of our AACT family, patrons and community, and all recommended health and safety protocols will be followed, including distanced seating and required masks.

For the second event, in the spirit of unity and peace while maintaining health and safety, AACT and the Kreher Preserve are hosting a special celebration of music and traditions representative of our whole community: “Holiday Walk in the Woods.”

Performers will be stationed along a decorated and lit path in the piney winter woods while small groups walk the path with a guide at staggered entry times. At the end of the path, treats and craft stations sponsored by the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center await as audience members return to the parking area.

Performers will include a diverse group of individuals and representatives of community organizations, and all performances will be family friendly. Additionally, the daytime walks will have special surprises and songs for the kids. Performance blocks are scheduled for Dec. 18 and 19 from 5–7 p.m. and Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information about these events or to purchase tickets, please visit Email for group rate information.

Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community at large are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit