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Revels North proudly presents 
The Christmas Revels Festival
 December 17-19, 2021
Lebanon, New Hampshire

The Christmas Revels, one of the region’s most unique and popular holiday traditions since 1975, returns like you have never seen it before. Each day of The Christmas Revels Festival will include a free outdoor production in the heart of Lebanon at Colburn Park, that will include many of the songs, dances, and themes audiences have come to expect from The Christmas Revels year after year. Along with the outdoor event, that weekend we will offer five reduced-capacity ticketed performances inside Lebanon Opera House by three different musical acts sure to delight our audiences. The Christmas Revels Festival will be both familiar and surprising, safe and entertaining, and a long-awaited opportunity to gather the community in celebration of the winter solstice. We invite you to join us!

Featured Performer: Eden MacAdam-Somer

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Hailed by the New York Times as reflecting "astonishing virtuosity and raw expression," the music of composer/performer/improviser Eden MacAdam-Somer transcends genre through soaring violin, vocals, and percussive dance, weaving in and out of the many cultures that have formed her experience. Learn more...

Friday, December 17, 2021
7:30pm


Tickets on sale Tuesday, November 2

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Featured Performer: Richard Antoine White

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With over three decades of performing on the world’s classical music stages, tubist Dr. Richard Antoine White has matured into a musician known for his clear sound and stylistic flexibility. Dr. White will share his music and remarkable life story at The Christmas Revels FestivalLearn more...

Saturday, December 18, 2021
1:30 & 7:30pm


Tickets on sale Tuesday, November 2

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Featured Performer: Còig

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Hailing from Cape Breton, Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s premier traditional groups. With fiery Celtic rhythms at its musical core, Còig easily shifts between centuries-old tunes and contemporary compositions. With driving tunes, haunting ballads and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force.  Learn more...

Sunday, December 19, 2021
1:30 & 7:30pm


Tickets on sale Tuesday, November 2

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"Lighted Candles in the Winter Trees"
~ a celebration of the winter solstice ~

Please join Revels North outdoors at Colburn Park in historic downtown Lebanon, NH for a free half-hour production that includes the traditional dances and songs – including audience singalongs – that have been mainstays in The Christmas Revels since 1975. Along with these scheduled performances, you can expect a wide range of vendors, activities, and artists each day from 3pm to 7pm. 

Friday, December 17, 2021
4:00 & 5:30pm


Saturday, December 18, 2021

4:00 & 5:30pm


Sunday, December 19, 2021
4:00 & 5:30pm

The outdoor performances and events at The Christmas Revels Festival

are free to all thanks to the generous support of

Mascoma BankNew Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and individual donors.

 

Please Support The Christmas Revels Festival

Although COVID-19 has made our usual staged production impossible this year, with your help Revels North can bring the annual Christmas Revels tradition to life this December with a surprising, entertaining, and safe alternative for our community. Thanks to the generosity of Mascoma Bank and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, we are well on our way to bringing a free outdoor celebration of the winter solstice to the community, and we have partnered with Vital Communities to help raise the remaining funds necessary.

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Tell Me More!

We will continue to update ​our website with information about The Christmas Revels Festival throughout the remainder of the year, including information about the Festival's remarkable guest performers who will appear onstage in Lebanon Opera House and the range of vendors, activities, and artists available to all in Colburn Park.

To receive updates by email, we invite you to sign up for email list.​

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Thank you to Mascoma Bank for underwriting

The Christmas Revels Festival

About The Christmas Revels​

 

The Christmas Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family since 1975, is presented annually by Revels North. We celebrate the holiday season and the turning of the year with singing, dancing, and traditions that span the centuries and the globe. Recent performances have featured the stories, music and traditions of the Northlands, Québec, Ireland, Appalachia, England, and Venice. After over forty years of performances at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Revels North brought The Christmas Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019, and in 2020 created the animated short film The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again as the season's alternative to a live production due to COVID-19.

The Christmas Revels would not be possible without the participation of dozens of children, teens, and adults who take on acting roles, join the chorus, and volunteer with costuming, makeup and hair styling. In typical years, auditions for The Christmas Revels take place in late spring, with rehearsals beginning in September.