Celebrate with The Christmas Revels

christmas_revelsMusic is such a mark of the holiday season for me — once those familiar songs begin to play and the lights are strung, it really starts to feel like Christmas. The Christmas Revels is such a great way to celebrate with traditional music that might not be quite as familiar. Each year, a theme guides the program as the story travels to a different time and place — this year’s show takes place among the Acadians, French immigrants to Canada who were expelled by the British and settled along the Louisiana bayou. We’ve attended in previous years, and the Revels participatory approach is unique and so much fun. I’m curious to see this Acadian-Cajun celebration!

The 100-member cast includes fiddlers, a brass ensemble, an adults and children chorus, and more. Performances are ongoing through the 27th, however there aren’t many tickets left, so if you are interested you may want to reserve soon through the website.

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If you can’t make it to the Christmas Revels, you can still enjoy an afternoon with the Revels on January 7th, as their traditional Twelfth Night Celebration “puts Christmas to bed” with carol singing, dancing, hot cider and more. Sounds like a nice way to spend a Saturday! Information available here.

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Image Credit: The Revels

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