Great Dickens Christmas Fair | San Francisco Event
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a family-friendly holiday San Francisco Event.
Did you ever wonder what it would have been like to stroll down the streets of London during the time of Charles Dickens? If you attend this San Francisco Event, you’ll have the chance to find out.
About the Great Dickens Christmas Fair:
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a fun, annual Event that takes place in Daly City, just about 15 minutes from Hotel Union Square. On weekends from mid-November through mid-December, more than 3 acres of exhibition space at Cow Palace Exhibition Hall is beautifully transformed into Victorian-era London.
You’ll mingle with all sorts of costumed characters from the gritty sort to the Victorian upper classes. You never know who you might run into as you make your way through the gas lamp-lined streets. Some of the characters you may meet include members of the Cratchit family, Ebenezer Scrooge, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and David Copperfield.
Just as in Victorian London, the streets will be lined with shops, and you’ll be able to do some shopping for all sorts of items such as period replica clothing, hats, and wigs, stationary, candles, perfumes, ceramics, and much more. Stop by Adorn Thy Hair where women can be have their hair transformed into a beautiful period style. Send a very special telegram from the Central London Telegraph Co. see a puppet show, get your portrait drawn, and enjoy many other activities at this San Francisco Event.
If you’re coming with kids then you’ll want to take the children’s tour of London. You’ll visit all the highlights of the city, play games, do some crafts, and lots more. Watch out for the pickpockets and the many other characters you’ll meet along the way.
Tickets for the Great Dickens Christmas Fair go on sale in early September with special early bird pricing through October 16. Early bird pricing is $23 for adults and $10 for ages 5 through 12. Those under 5 are admitted free. After October 16th, the prices are $30 for adults and $14 for ages 5 through 12. Tickets can be purchased on the Event’s website.
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