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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London - an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. It's a twilight evening in Charles Dickens' London Town - a city of winding lanes filled with 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 gifts. The Dickens Christmas Fair is a treasured Bay Area tradition since 1970 and a splendid way to celebrate the holidays.

2012 marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens. This year's celebration at the 34th annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair is part of a world-wide recognition of his life and works. Joining the party this year, Donald Hardy will be performing as Ebenezer Scrooge, the move famous and beloved miserly misanthrope in English literature. Running from Thanksgiving weekend to the weekend before Christmas, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is not to be missed!

Online "print-at-home" tickets, and season passes, are available at During the run of Fair, tickets and season passes may also be purchased at the Fair Box Office.

For more information, go to

Nov. 23 - Dec. 23, 2012














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