Children's Christmas and New Year Celebration
Sunday, December 15, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
There will be an exciting day filled with family friendly fun for kids and parents.
The well-known puppeteer Jean Keucher will bring her ensemble of delicately hand-crafted puppets and marionettes performing “Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.” Aladdin and Princess Jasmine outsmart Jafar to keep the magic lamp safe from evil hands. The Genie appears to grant wishes and transport palaces. This story from “The Tales of the Arabian Nights” will dazzle all ages as string puppets perform on an elaborate marionette stage. After the story Jean Kuecher reveals the special effects and back stage secrets.
After the show, Father Frost and his granddaughter Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) will entertain the little spectators with games and songs. Father Frost in Slavic culture plays a role similar to Santa Claus; however he delivers gifts in person on New Year’s Eve.
Children will then recite poetry and rhymes in traditional Russian fashion, and then each child will receive a special gift from Father Frost.