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Great Dickens Christmas Faire and Victorian Holiday Party - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Booknooker
N 37° 42.433 W 122° 25.006
10S E 551410 N 4173490
Quick Description: Visit Victorian London at Christmastime without leaving the Bay Area!
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/27/2014 8:27:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMKKK5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
From the event's website:

"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."

My friends and I have been coming to this fair annually for the past few years, and we love it! The costumed performers, the fun crafts and gifts, and the yummy teatime (reserve in advance, it always sells out!) keep us coming back. I always manage to find a new treasure when I go.

Later weekends tend to be more popular and are, therefore, a bit more expensive (and crowded).

Prices and number of days varies slightly year to year depending on availability and discount ticket offers. Visit their web site for the current information.

Photo with Faire name banner credited to (visit link) The remainder of photos posted with original waymark belong to Booknooker.
How many days does the festival last?: 14

Admission Price: 25.00 (listed in local currency)

Coordinates Location:: Main gate of the Cow Palace, where festival takes place. Parking options change from there; follow the gatecheck's instructions.

Website:: [Web Link]

National, County, or City Festival?: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
You must visit the festival at the time of the event. You must post a picture of the festival as it is going on, or a picture of a sign or banner promoting the festival.
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