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Christmas Schooner sets sail in Woodbury
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The Christmas Schooner runs Dec. 2 – 17 at the award winning Arts Center of Cannon County in Woodbury. This heart-warming story focuses on the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This critically acclaimed musical features a powerfully moving story and an exquisite score of both original music and traditional holiday favorites.

Based on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800s and early 1900s, The Christmas Schooner tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German-American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition, despite his wife’s misgivings – until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.

A timely and stirring tale of love and loss, The Christmas Schoon-er reminds of tradition, family and responsibility. This holiday musical will have Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. with house opening at 7 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2 p.m. with house opening at 1:30 p.m. Reserve tickets online at or by phone at (615) 563-2787.