2200 N. Haskell Ave. was once known as Moon Mansion.

2200 N. Haskell Ave. is known as Moon Mansion.

Sing a Christmas carol in honor of the late Moon Mansion founder John Ashley Bellamy at a virtual Christmas Eve party in lieu of the annual gathering at Bellamy’s home.

Known as Fezziwig’s Christmas Eve, the legendary party welcomed hundreds of people to the mansion, a converted Methodist church that became a haven for Dallas artists. Even if the coronavirus pandemic hadn’t canceled plans for the massive party, it’s unlikely revelers would feel like celebrating. Bellamy died Dec. 8 from complications with Alzheimer’s.

But the show must go on. Since 2017, musician Poppy Xander played the piano for Christmas carolers at Fezziwig’s, and she’ll do so again this year, virtually. The show can be viewed from 6-9 p.m. Thursday on Facebook and YouTube. All donations will go to a backpack drive for Bundle Up.

Wherever you’re singing this year, rest assured Bellamy will be listening.


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