|San Francisco, California|
|Event Date from:||11/25/2011||Event Date to:||12/5/2011|
|Contact Phone:||(800) 510-1558|
A Victorian Christmas Card Come to Life!
The bustling streets of London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursion into Christmas Past. You are a living part of a Victorian Christmas card come to life!
Come wander the lanes of Victorian London, as the glow of twilight settles upon the city, with the scent of pine boughs & freshly baked scones floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll.
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a holiday adventure into Victorian London, partying with hundreds of costumed players in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance parties and Christmas shops on winding lanes. It’s a twilight evening in Charles Dickens’ London Town – a city filled with lively and colorful characters from both literature and history. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Cries of street vendors hawking their wares ring out above the bustling crowd. Dozens of lamplit shops are filled to overflowing with Christmas presents.
CHARACTERS ON THE STREET who you may meet include Scrooge and Marley or Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol; young Oliver and dastardly old Fagin or Bill Sykes and Nancy from Oliver Twist; the noble young Nicholas and poor pitiful Smike from Nicholas Nickleby; dashing David and evil Uriah Heep from David Copperfield; Pip, Estella, and Miss Havisham from Great Expectations; or jolly Mr. Pickwick and his Sporting Club from Pickwick Papers – not to mention the great Charles Dickens himself!
A Bay Area tradition since 1970, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair returns to the San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls for four weekends in 2011, including the Friday after Thanksgiving, from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 18, from 11am ’til 7pm.
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
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