The Christmas Tree Ship is a new musical premiering at the Ohio Star Theater this holiday season! | November 19 - December 28, 2019

A ship. A Storm. And a Christmas Story of heroic Proportions.  In November 1912, a man nicknamed “Captain Santa” stood at the helm of The Christmas Tree Ship, which transported Christmas trees from upper Michigan to the Chicago area’s underprivileged when it went down in a violent storm on Lake Michigan.  Years later his widow received the unexpected gift of his perfectly preserved wallet, which amazingly had washed up on the shores of Lake Michigan. 

The message in that wallet compelled Barbara, the captain’s wife, to do something no woman had previously attempted - Captain her own Christmas tree ship and carry on her husband’s mission.  Don’t miss this epic, heart-warming, inspirational tale, based on a true story that will remind you of the tradition, kindness, and joy of Christmas.  


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