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Event Overview:

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.

Attendee Information

Entertainment: Continuous performances on seven stages and in the streets feature lively and colorful characters from Dickens' London. Enjoy holiday games and festive dance in Fezziwig's Warehouse, boisterous music hall offerings in Mad Sal's Dockside Alehouse, and the engaging antics and adventures of such characters as London's chimney sweeps, Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, that evil genius Fagin, and a horde of other colorful characters.
Especially For Children: Punch and Judy puppet shows, Victorian fairies, Father Christmas, and interactive theatrical performances; games and holiday activities; Victorian arts and crafts.

Food & Drink: Gourmet chefs offer delicious foods from around the world, including English bangers and fish 'n' chips, exotic Greek delicacies, French onion soup, and enticing desserts. Five authentic pubs offer Craft Ales from local breweries to satisfy the heartiest thirst. A wide selection of fine wines and champagne is available by the glass.

Shopping: Visit the shops of London to find one-of-a-kind treasures, Victorian reproductions, fine art, romantic clothing, glittering pewter, and dazzling jewelry. Complete your holiday shopping or discover the perfect dress for that New Year's Eve party. Shopkeepers will welcome you, share a story or two, and send you on your way (hopefully laden with packages) with a hearty "Happy Christmas."

Exhibitor Information

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair ~ the Bay Area favorite ~ returns! The fair is a theatrical re-creation of nineteenth century London with all the color, charm, and merriment of Christmas during the time of Charles Dickens. The air is filled with enticing aromas of festive foods and the sounds of street vendors hawking their wares. The streets are filled with characters from Dickens' A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and Nikolas Nickelby, not to mention Mr. Dickens himself! First-time vendors should be aware that this is a highly themed street fair, designed to create a total immersion environment. All booth workers need to help us maintain the public's illusion by staying in costume and learning a bit of English cockney. The magic of the Dickens Fair, and what sets it apart, is the detailed theatrical setting we create together and the sense of ensemble and Christmas spirit put forth by all participants.

There may be many networking opportunities at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 11/21/2015 - 12/20/2015
Conference/Event Hours: 10:00am - 7:00 pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Holiday Fairs
Other Industries: Holiday Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs
Estimated Attendance: 65,000
Cost to Attend: First, Second and Third Weekends, Adult/General Admission (13+): $25.00; Fourth and Fifth Weekends, Adult/General Admission (13+): $30.00; Children (5-12yrs): $12.00; Children under 5 free.
Audience: Open to the public.
Notes: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair 2015 is a weekend only event. The Five Weekends include the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Venue: Cow Palace
Venue Phone: (415) 404-4111
Venue Type: Indoor - Other
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:Less than 100
Event Square Footage:120,000
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Red Barn Productions
Show Manager:Red Barn Productions
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Level 1 Craft Activities $850-$1,050   Electricity: Yes Basic service up to 10 amps included
Jevel II Booths up to 12' x 16' $1,050-$1,400   Water: n/a
Level III Booths up to 16' x 20' $1,400-$1,900   Generator: n/a
Level IV Booths over 16' x 20' $1,900-$2,700   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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