The Byers' Choice Christmas Museum is a year-round destination! Throughout the year, we offer many special exhibits and events including Teas, German Christmas Market and more!
"Design Your Own Witch" at the Byers' Choice Gift Shop
Saturday, October 20th; 10:30am to 4pm
Sunday, October 21st; 12:30pm to 4pm
Please join us for one of our most popular events of the year! Reserve your spot to design a spooktacular one-of-a-kind Halloween Witch figurine. Work alongside a Byers' Choice artisan as she brings your Witch Caroler figurine to life. Cost is $85 per person / Witch figurine.
Reservations are required. Please call the Gift Shop to reserve your spot: 215-822-0150.
The Spirit of Christmas at Byers' Choice and Glencairn Museum
Saturday, November 17th; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 18th; Noon to 5:00 pm
Jump start the holidays with a day of fun and Christmas spirit at Byers’ Choice Ltd. and Glencairn Museum. Along with projects, prizes, and refreshments, activities include the World Nativities exhibition, and the Christmas in the Castle guided tour at Glencairn; Carolers past and present, and a meet and greet with Michael J. Stumpf and A.J. DiAntonio of Navidad Nativities (Sunday only) at Byers’ Choice.
Gerald Dickens – A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ literary masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, continues to shape the way we celebrate Christmas over 150 years after the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits of Christmas first touched hearts in 1843.
Join us in welcoming the author’s great-great grandson, renowned actor Gerald Dickens, once again to perform his one-man stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Every year Byers’ Choice is proud to host Mr. Dickens as he brings the classic Christmas story to life on stage in a performance that you’ll want to watch year after year. Mr. Dickens will be performing at Byers’ Choice on Friday, December 7th at 7pm and Saturday, December 8th at 1pm and 5:30pm. Check back as we add more dates to Mr. Dickens' 2018 American tour schedule.
If you'd like to follow Mr. Dickens “On the Road,” please visit his blog: http://geralddickens.wordpress.com/
2018 Dickens Performance Schedule
Please check back as we will update Mr. Dickens’ schedule soon.
November 4th - 6th, 2018
November 8th – 10th, 2018
November 11th, 2018
November 24th - 25th, 2018
November 26th, 2018
November 27th, 2018
November 28th & 29th, 2018
December 4th, 2018
December 5th & 6th, 2018
December 7th, 2018
December 9th, 2018
Gerald Charles Dickens
Gerald Dickens is a great great grandson of the author Charles Dickens. He has worked as an actor, director and producer for many years.
In 1993 he created his first one-man show, a theatrical performance of A Christmas Carol inspired by Charles’ own energetic readings of the 1860s.
A fascination with the life and works of his subject led him to write and direct further one-man shows including Mr. Dickens is Coming!, Nicholas Nickleby and Sketches by Boz. He regularly performs in major theatres and arts centers as well as at hotels and stately homes. He has appeared at several arts and literary festivals in the UK and has been entertaining cruise ship passengers worldwide since 2007.
In 2012, as part of the Charles Dickens bicentennial celebrations, Gerald met the Queen of England during a special reception at Buckingham Palace.
Gerald enjoys introducing the works of Charles Dickens to children and young adults, and has taken workshops and performances into schools, colleges and universities both in the UK and the USA.
He has recorded his one-man dramatization of A Christmas Carol, and it has been regularly broadcast on radio.