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‘The Christmas Schooner’ musical performed in December by The Drama Group

“The Christmas Schooner,” a musical about Christmas traditions and family, will be presented over two December weekends by The Drama Group of Chicago Heights.

The program, meant for an audience of all ages, tells the story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family that risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. The true story is based on a book by John Reeger. Music and lyrics for this production were written by Julie Shannon.

The Christmas Schooner sailed from Michigan in the late 1800s and early 1900s despite the winter weather . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m.



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