If you’ve never been, you’ve got to go. For the next four weekends, through December 18th, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party will be taking place at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.
Here you’ll find over three acres of lamp lit streets, boisterous pubs, theaters, music halls, dance parties, tearooms, and shops offering one-of-a-kid treasures. It’s a dazzling interactive experience, and you’ll have the chance to mingle with more than 750 performers.
The remaining dates are November 25, 26, 27, and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18. The fair is open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm each day. Organizers say Victorian costumes are encouraged but certainly not required for patrons. They invite you to “feel free to ‘come as you are’ to enjoy your adventure into Dickens’ London.”
Tickets are limited, so order online early if you can. The Dickens Christmas Fair has been a Bay Area tradition since 1970.