EAST PEORIA —History, humor and the holiday come to life as the Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents The Night Before Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria.

EAST PEORIA —History, humor and the holiday come to life as the Illinois Central College Guest Artists Series presents The Night Before Christmas Carol at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the ICC Performing Arts Center, East Peoria.

The Night Before Christmas Carol is a theatrical performance which studies author Charles Dickens and gives personal, social and historical context to his classic tale, A Christmas Carol.

Dr. Eliot Engel, a Dickens scholar and author, wrote this show in which actor David zum Brunnen brings to life Charles Dickens and 17 familiar characters on stage.

Tickets cost $15 for the general public and $10 for students. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.ArtsAtICC.com, or call the box office at 694-5136.