November 26th through December 19th (weekends)
Cow Palace
2600 Geneva Avenue
San Francisco, CA

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” So says one Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” and so displays the folks behind the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair. The Cow Palace is — for four weekends — Dickensian London, complete with hundreds of players in period costume, pubs and music halls and Christmas shoppes, the smells of cakes and pies and ciders and chestnuts wafting about… A hearty “BAH HUMBUG” to those who can’t find more than a little holiday joy at this charming, theatrical festival.

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