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Dickens Fair at Cow Palace

Price is $15 each adult which is a $10 savings off the normal price.  Children are $7 age 5 till 12 which is a $5 savings. 5 and under are free.  Please be on time so we can get in on the tour.  Please make sure you tell us how many children and adults for your party as Surrey will put your name at Will Call after you have paid for your tickets.  Surrey Blackburn a member of our club and plays Miss Havisham from Great Expectations at the fair has offered to be our hostess.  We'll start the day with a greetings from Mr Dickens who will introduce the characters from his books.  Miss Havisham will introduce us to Mr Dickens, Scrooge and Mr Pickwick and many others.  Their are many theaters at the fair and shops or you can go dancing at Fezziwigs.  Tea at the Cuthbert Tea House is also a treat which we highly recommend.  Dickens after Dark is an experience of it's own and we can get free tickets for "Naughty French Postcards Review" which is 18 and over only, if you are interested in this part of the day please let me know in advance so Miss Havisham can give you your tickets at the start of the day. 

If you are interested in going to tea at Cuthberts Tea House you need to book it online at:  Book online for High Tea at 4pm. 

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

The bustling streets of London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursion into Christmas Past. You are a living part of a Victorian Christmas card come to life!

 A Bay Area tradition since 1970, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair returns to the San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls for four weekends in 2011, including the Friday after Thanksgiving, from Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 18, from 11am 'til 7pm.

 Created by Ron & Phyllis Patterson, the fair is now produced by Kevin & Leslie Patterson & Red Barn Productions, who continue the family tradition of theatrical excellence through authenticity, participation, and playfulness.

 Come wander the lanes of Victorian London, as the glow of twilight settles upon the city, with the scent of pine boughs & freshly baked scones floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday merrymakers accompanying your stroll.

Experience the joys of Christmas past at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We had a great day. It really felt as though we were in London circa 1860. We stayed for the Saucy French Postcard Review which was entertaining (if you like that sort of thing). It's much more fun to be in costume. Food and drink is expensive, but we saved a lot on the entrance thanks to Sylvia and Meetup.

    December 6, 2011

  • Karen S.

    How do we buy the tickets? Do we get them ahead of time? If so, where from? Thanks, Karen.

    November 30, 2011

  • Sheila O.

    This is a fantastic event and you will love it. I ran into our own Surrey here. See my article with pics of the event at:

    November 28, 2011

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