What the Dickens? Here’s a rare treat for theater fans: a free show! New York Classical Theatre features its A (15-Min!) Christmas Carol to lunchtime audiences downtown—all in just, yes, 15 minutes with only two actors! No matter how cold it is out, you’ll have time to sneak in some culture in between holiday shopping and remember Scrooge, Marley, Cratchit, Fezziwig, Tiny Tim and others. You can also catch this Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 at the same location, presented by Arts Brookfield.
One Liberty Plaza, lobby, 212-417-7000, 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., free