“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.” — Charles Dickens, Author of “A Christmas Carol”, “A Tale of Two Cities” and “Oliver Twist” —
Take a trip back 200 years to Victorian London and check out The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, kicking off today at the Cow Palace in the San Francisco Bay Area. Attracting more than 40,000 visitors from around the world, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers a meticulously detailed historical reenactment of London as depicted in English author Charles Dickens’ timeless 1843 novella “A Christmas Carol”. Attendees are encouraged to become a part of the festival themselves and interact with the hundreds of costumed players performing in London Town’s bustling shops and pubs. A Bay Area tradition since 1970, The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a unique way to celebrate the holidays and a must-see event for history enthusiasts.