“A triple dog dare lands Flick in trouble!” From left are Helen Cummings (Miss Shields), Tanner Gay (Randy), Cainen Grooms (Schwartz), Christian Pizano (Ralphie), Paul Stubbs (Flick), Belle Stubbs (Helen), Lila Gay (Ester Jane) and Zak Childs (Scut Farkus).

The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach triple dog dares you to see “A Christmas Story,” which will be performed select days, Thursday, Dec. 2, to Sunday, Dec. 12, at 726 E.Third St., New Smyrna Beach.

The Little Theatre’s production is directed by Louise Schneberger. The classic holiday tale, set in the 1940s, follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

In conjunction with the production, Santa will visit The Little Theatre from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, to read holiday favorites and have pictures taken with his elves. Story times are 1:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. Children young and old may get their picture with Santa and hear a favorite holiday story told by Old St Nick.

Participants are asked to bring a toy. The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach has partnered with the Rotary Club of Edgewater Toy Drive to help bring joy to children in need during the holiday season. The Santa reading event is free and open to the public.

Tickets for “A Christmas Story”are $21 for adults, $20 for seniors and $11 for children. Tickets may be purchased online at or call (386) 423-1246. Tickets may also be purchased in person from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the box office and two hours prior to every performance.

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