The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party. This annual event offers a wonderful change of pace from the commercialized American shopping malls with a wonderland of one-of-a-kind artisan treasures. More than 100 costumed vendors and artisans offer unique and thoughtful gifts, including Victorian reproductions, fine art, romantic clothing, handsome drinkware, unusual ceramics, dazzling jewelry and accessories, even an overstocked antiquarian bookseller. For more info, visit the website.
During uncertain times we treasure longstanding traditions like the Dickens Fair, in its 35th season. It draws folks from throughout the Bay Area to the Cow Palace to eat, drink, sing, dance, shop and be merry as in Merrie Old England and, in the words of the illustrious Victorian author, to celebrate “… the season of hospitality and open-heartedness.”