WBUR CitySpace Presents "A Christmas Carol"


Time & Date

Monday, December 20, 2021, 7:00 pm

Both in-person and virtual tickets are available for this event. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace890 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02120Open in Google Maps

Ticket Price


On December 2, 1867, Charles Dickens began his first American reading tour of "A Christmas Carol" in Boston. Since 2002, WBUR has hosted a reading of this timeless holiday tale. This year, our tradition will continue at CitySpace with a reading by your favorite WBUR hosts and reporters: Meghna Chakrabarti, Tiziana Dearing, Jack Lepiarz, Bob Oakes and Rupa Shenoy with musical performances by Syncopation.

Celebrate the 19th anniversary of this annual event and support the women of Rosie's Place with your ticket purchase. Founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States, Rosie's Place provides a safe and nurturing environment to help poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Complimentary cookies and hot cocoa will be served to in-person attendees during intermission.

Take The Story Home
Purchase "A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings" and continue your support of Rosie’s Place. Our partner Bearly Read Books will donate proceeds from this beautiful edition signed by the WBUR "A Christmas Carol" cast! This beautiful clothbound and foil stamped book features "A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Writings" by Charles Dickens with detailed illustrations by Coralie Bickford-Smith and is the perfect gift (for you or a loved one!).

Books are available for pre-order and can be picked up at the event or shipped to your home. They will also available for purchase at the event.

CitySpace Tickets (in-person)
$150.00 (general admission)

All in-person attendees, including children, will be required to show proof of vaccination or provide a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours, as well as wear masks except when actively eating or drinking.

Virtual Tickets (livestream)
VIP: $100.00 (includes a gift box with treats to share with your family while you watch the reading; tickets are limited)
General: $25.00

WBUR Sustainer and Member discount codes can't be applied to this event.

This event is made possible with support from Bearly Read Books—route 20 in Sudbury—offering antiquarian, rare and used books with an extensive selection of signed and collectible books and Firestone & Parson, fine antique and estate jewelry, diamonds and colored stones, now at 17 Arlington Street in Boston.

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