Storytelling at Village Hotel


Village Hotel front at dusk


Join us in Village Hotel’s warm, inviting lobby space for a magical holiday-themed series of storytelling events presented by Bright Star Theatre!

Celebrate the joy of hearing classic holiday tales performed aloud, including timeless stories that bring the season to life, just as they did for George Vanderbilt’s guests on Christmas Eve, 1895.


Wednesday, November 22
Winter Fables
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
This cozy little show taps into winter-inspired tales from Aesop’s Fables. Spirited performers take their audience on a hilarious and highly entertaining journey while covering valuable lessons from “The Ant and the Grasshopper, “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” and more!

Holidays Around the World
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Join Nick and Joy as they embark upon an exciting quest to make it home for the holidays, during which they encounter much more than they ever imagined! Winter traditions and holidays from around the world, from Kwanzaa to Christmas to The Festival of Lights, will be celebrated as the audience gets an entertaining look at the joyous happenings that take place around the world during this special time of year.


Friday, November 24
Stone Soup & Other Heartwarming Tales
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
For this event, we traveled the world over in search of compelling short stories that celebrate the spirit of this most magical of seasons! In the unique retelling of well-known tales and classic Indian folklore, the audience will be reminded of the power and beauty of selflessness, generosity, and sharing.

Holiday Songs: Music Around the World
3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Don’t miss this popular show, which sold out across multiple tours last season! Songs and stories come together for a magically memorable wintertime show packed with music from holiday celebrations from around the globe, from Africa to Mexico and everywhere in between!


Monday, December 25
A Dickens Tale
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Gather around as we recreate Victorian England in this retelling of the beloved Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, and all the delightful ghostly characters as they come to life in a heartwarming exploration of the importance of kindness, friendship, and generosity.

Winter Fables
4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This cozy little show taps into winter-inspired tales from Aesop’s Fables. Spirited performers take their audience on a hilarious and highly entertaining journey while covering valuable lessons from “The Ant and the Grasshopper, “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” and more!


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