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Monday, November 18, 2013

Holiday Season Activity: Dickens Christmas Fair

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If looking to get into the Christmas spirit and dying for some figgy pudding, this is the event for you -- if you like to dress up in costume, all the better. The annual Charles Dickens Fair & Victorian Holiday Party encourages you to don your best Victorian era garbs and try out a fake British accent -- or not. No costumes are required, but the fair, based around Victorian London will return on Saturday Nov. 23 and run through Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Cow Palace.

See More: The Great Dickens Holiday Fair & Victorian Party (Photos)

While we've always thought of the Dickens Fair as the winter version of the Renaissance Fair -- costumes, fake accents, food no one eats anymore -- kids and former theater students seem to love it, and there's always beer, wine, and champagne if you're not as into the fair as much as the group you went with.

There's also shopping (think Victorian era reproductions), and entertainment: singing, dancing, and Charles Dickens' characters walking about the fair.

So have a jolly good time, cheers.

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