Weekends November 21st through December 20th, 2015
Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, San Francisco
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is a one-of-a-kind holiday adventure into Victorian London - an elaborate party with hundreds of costumed players performing and interacting with patrons in over 120,000 square feet of theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance floors, and Christmas shops. It's a twilight evening in Charles Dickens' London Town - a city of winding lanes filled with colorful characters from both literature and history. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty foods fill the air. Cries of street vendors hawking their wares ring out above the bustling crowd. Dozens of lamplit shops are filled to overflowing with Christmas gifts. The Dickens Christmas Fair is a treasured Bay Area tradition since 1970 and a splendid way to celebrate the holidays.
Old Sacramento's Time Travel Weekends
July - August 2015
Historic Old Sacramento Foundation
Old Sacramento, California
Old Sacramento is gearing up for another fun summer of lively parades, hilarious stage shows and free children's craft activities with our annual Time Travel Weekends program. Saturdays and Sundays will see a host of performances and activities for visitors to Old Sacramento to enjoy. Folks will be able to watch delightful musical reviews in the Eagle Theater, gawk at the antics of colorful characters in the streets, and even try their hand at period crafts and games at the Victorian Academy. Best of all, these entertaining endeavors are FREE for all.