The Dickens' Christmas, a re-creation of 19th Century Victorian London, will open the holiday season once again on Thursday, December 8, 2016, and continue until Saturday, December 10th. The Festival is not just another craft show, but a unique and unusual entertainment and shopping experience. The fair re-creates the crooked streets and winding lanes of Charles Dickens' London, where so many of America's holiday traditions originated.
Old English shops, hundreds of period costumes, fortune tellers, orphans, royalty and the "real" Father Christmas all combine to offer guests a Christmas experience like no other. Where else can you find a cast of Dickens' characters such as Tiny Tim, Scrooge, Oliver, and of course, Queen Victoria herself roaming the Festival streets and charming their Audiences?
Mini-productions of the musicals based on Charles Dickens' "Scrooge" and "Oliver Twist" will be performed nightly as well as puppet shows, street theater and the Fezziwig Dance party. The tall, tall Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future will also be wandering through the streets will delight the young and old alike.