What’s Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

Dec 22, 2016 | Spotlights

The holidays are here! There’s nothing better than spending time with the ones we love at the most wonderful time of the year! We asked the cast and creative team of our holiday productions what there favorite holiday traditions were – see what they said below!

My favorite holiday tradition is…

“Decorating the tree and eating a giant tin of popcorn while listening to Ella Fitzgerald’s Christmas album.” – Evan Zavada, Young Charles Dickens Music Director

“Trick or treating and dressing up for Halloween! Of course! I would say: My favorite new holiday tradition is taking the family to see the tree in Rockefeller Center!” – Costume Designer Leslie Bernstein

“Listening to Christmas Music on the radio. All. Season. Long.” – Josh Penzell, Original Director of Young Charles Dickens  

“My partner and I buy a new Christmas ornament every year with all of our family members name on it” – Amaker Smith, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker cast member

“Helping my mom hang her hundreds of ornaments on the Christmas tree and then enjoying raspberry crepes with my family on Christmas morning.” – Elaine Cotter, Young Charles Dickens cast member

“Visiting Santa with my family on Christmas Eve for our annual Christmas photo, followed by making (and eating!) gingerbread houses with my sisters and cousins!” – Abbey Ashley, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker cast member

“Getting to spend time with my family, and seeing everyone open their presents! Also, I have to say – my mom’s Oatmeal Lace Cookies are definitely one of my favorite holiday traditions!” – Kate Mincer, Costume Designer

“Just being home for the holidays!” – Nina Paradiz, Wardrobe Supervisor

“Having jelly donuts with my family on the first night of Chanukah.” – Gabrielle Weinstein, Young Charles Dickens Stage Manager

“HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE PIE.” – Raife Baker, Dialect Coach

“Partaking in the holiday feast with my family. There is nothing better than good food and family!” – Cameron Mullin, Young Charles Dickens cast member

“Ordering from Dewey’s bakery to eat on Christmas Mornin’” – Nick Sacks, Young Charles Dickens cast member

“Watching It’s A Wonderful Life while drinking eggnog (with nutmeg sprinkled on top!) and wrapping packages.” – Valerie Guido, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker cast member

“The HUGE Christmas dinner my family does on Christmas Eve. It’s always full of joy and laughter and I look forward to it every year!” – Kyle Huey, Young Charles Dickens cast member

“Decorating the house and Christmas tree with holiday music playing.” – Jeff Davis, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker cast member

“Sharing delicious food with friends and family.” – Emily Vetsch, Ballerina Swan and the Nutcracker cast member

“Obviously the opening of presents Christmas morning with your family before the hundreds of guest come over to the house for celebrating the holidays! Also getting free stuff really can’t be beat besides maybe the food!” – Jared Howelton, Young Charles Dickens cast member

What’s your favorite holiday tradition? Tell us in the comments or use #NYCCTHolidays

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