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Festival: Fair

Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party


Opens Friday Nov 23, 2012 (10am–7pm)

Nov 24, 2012 – Dec 23, 2012

Saturdays–Sundays (10am–7pm)


Cow Palace

2600 Geneva Ave

Daly City



$25 / $12 children ages 5-12

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Victorian prose and crumpets aren't the only things flowing freely at the 34th annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair. (Read: There are also plenty of hot toddies and English ales on tap at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House.) Immerse yourself in streets lined with cobblestone facades and flickering lamps that give off a Dickens-era glow, as spectacles like chimney sweep processions and impromptu performances keep the crowds enthralled. Reels and waltzes, the West End Illusion Show, the ladies of the Saucy French Postcard Tableaux Revue, a working carousel, Ebeneezer Scrooge, and Charles Dickens himself keep even the orneriest humbugs' spirits focused on tales of Christmas present.

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Great Dickens Christmas Fair says…

2012 marks the 200th Anniversary of the birth of our progenitor Charles Dickens. Our celebration at the 34th annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair is part of a world-wide recognition of his life and works. Join the party each and every day of this year's Fair! Begin your preparations here.