The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party - 35th Season

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Press Photos for our 2017 Season

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Be confounded at Professor Flockmocker's workshop by curious inventions, dubious facts, and unconventional science.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Join in a waltz at Fezziwig's Warehouse, at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Applaud the high kicks and saucy frillies of the Can-Can Bijou, at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Father Christmas attends the wishes of all good girls and boys at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, each day at 1:00 pm on the Father Christmas Stage.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Shop for one-of-a-kind treasures at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, including a wide selection of unique clothing and accessories.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Treat yourself at Mr. Brown's Fine Coffee and Tea, one of many eateries offering delectable savories and sweets at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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At the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, you can send a telegram to anyone in all of London ~ telegraph girls or boys will run from one end of the city to the other to hand-deliver your message!
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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A group of dashing gentlemen clad in proper Victorian attire at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Meet the young Queen Victoria, her royal consort Prince Albert, and all her family at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Down in the London Docks, the salty scalywags of Paddy West share sea shanties and tall tales alike.
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Meet Father Christmas, the illustrious author Charles Dickens, and Victorian characters real and imagined at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

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Raise a toast to Christmas cheer at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair with fine ales, wines and more at four traditional pubs and the Bohemian Absinthe Bar.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Enjoy cookies fresh-baked from the oven and cold refreshing milk at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Applaud and cheer for the astounding Christmas pantomime, upon one of seven stages at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo credit: Beppe Sabatini

Dickens Fair Photography by MarkEYE

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Announcing the opening of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
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Romance blooms in the parlour at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
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Sounds of raucous merriment draw the adventuresome soul to sing along with bawdy favorites at Mad Sal's Music Hall Revue.
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Get a jump on the Yuletide season with rousing entertainments, feasting, shopping & celebrating at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair!
Photo credit: MarkEYE

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Meet characters from Dickens' famous novel Oliver Twist, including Bet, the Artful Dodger, and young Oliver himself!
Photo credit: MarkEYE

 

Dickens Fair Photography by Robin Fadtke

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Participatory theater and variety acts are just some of the endless amusements at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Robin Fadtke

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The Spirit of Christmas Present brings Yuletide cheer to one and all - including Ebenezer Scrooge - at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo credit: Robin Fadtke

Dickens Fair Photography by Rich Yee

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Father Christmas holds forth daily on the Father Christmas Stage, inviting all good children to join him for a lasting holiday photo memento.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

 

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100 beautifully decorated shops offer one-of-a-kind unique artisan treasures for perfect Christmas gifting.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

 

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Music and dance abound at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Rooty toot tuit, that's the way you do it! Meet Mr. Punch and his lovely wife Judy at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Victorian chimneysweeps come to life at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair with a host of other colorful characters from the novels and times of Charles Dickens.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Jacob Marley, who urges the old miser to change his ways and learn the true meaning of Christmas. Scenes from A Christmas Carol and other Dickens novels are enacted daily at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair!
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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The bold beauties of Le Can-Can Bijou excite their audience with petticoat-flashing high kicks at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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More raffish patrons may enjoy the "high life" to be found at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House, at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Proper young ladies have their hair beautifully braided at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
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Raise a toast with Champagne Charlie & the girls at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House!
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Manly men vie for audience applause in the infamous Broadside Music Hall Revue.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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True love triumphs over dastardly deeds in a rousing melodrama at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
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A young Victorian beauty is glimpsed among the winding lanes of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
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Four authentic English pubs ~ and the Bohemian Absinthe Bar ~ serve up hearty Christmas cheer at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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The illustrious author Charles Dickens gives spellbinding readings from his novels each day of the Fair at the Dickens Family Parlour.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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A young shopkeeper offers Victorian reproductions and other unique gifts at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
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The Mad Hatter's in charge at 'Teatime with Alice & Friends', daily on the Father Christmas Stage at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Make way for the Queen! Smartly uniformed soldiers lead young Queen Victoria and her Royal Consort Prince Albert through the streets of the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

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Young painters may decorate their very own Christmas ornaments at the Children's Painting Garden, one of many engaging activities at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.
Photo credit: Rich Yee

 

Dickens Fair Photography by Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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What's your fancy guv'ner? Visit one of the 5 traditional pubs at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair to enjoy draft ales, wine, and champagne, or wrap your hands around a Hot Buttered Rum, Irish coffee, or Hot Toddy.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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Music and dance from around the world grace the Silk Road Stage at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, where you might hear caroling one moment, and see lively Irish, Middle Eastern, or Morris dancing the next.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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Share a toast to the Season with Charles Dickens himself! The Great Dickens Christmas Fair's 5 authentic pubs offer port, ales, wine, champagne, hot buttered rum, and sodas and other cold drinks.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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An enterprising Victorian lad at the Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop, which offers a collection of unique bindings, poetry and antique maps. Over 100 unique shops at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair offer one-of-a-kind treasures.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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Dark Garden Corsetry at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair specializes in corsets both bespoke and ready-to-wear, for people of all shapes and sizes, in an extensive array of colors, fabrics and leathers.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia

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At the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, characters from Oliver Twist and other Charles Dickens novels come to life on stage and in the streets! Here, young Oliver looks on while the Artful Dodger and Nancy hatch a plot.
Photo credit: Laura Hamburg-Cirolia


Dickens Fair Photography by Amy Hart

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At the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, young wizards-in-training receive a lesson on proper wand comportment from Gary Hall, proprietor of Whirlwind Magic Wands.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Bring your appetite when you visit the Great Dickens Christmas Fair - there is ever so much to eat and drink, including delicious HMS Fish 'N Chips.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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It's always teatime at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair! Enjoy a nice pot of tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and delightful desserts at Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe. Reservations for 4 p.m. High Tea are recommended, and may be made directly at the Tea Shoppe, or online before visiting the Fair.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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The Great Dickens Christmas Fair's over 100 shops are nearly all hosted by the artisans themselves, including Fiddles 'N Such, where Steve Joynes demonstrates his craft.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Lodema the Potter demonstrates her craft to curious youngsters at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair. The Fair's unique shops are nearly all presided over by the artisans themselves, who can answer any questions about their handcrafted wares.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

 

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Bring your appetite when you visit the Great Dickens Christmas Fair! There is ever so much to eat and drink, including hot roasted chestnuts served straight from the oven in a traditional paper cone.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Join the ladies and gentlemen of the Corinthian Rose Sporting Club at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, as they open their doors in the holiday spirit and instruct everyone who visits in the classical art of fencing, one of the most popular sports of the Victorian era.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Fairies and urchins cavort at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, where a daily fairy parade flits through the streets, delighting passersby and sweeping them up in the holiday spirit.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

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Grace Morgan of Dancing Flame Candles demonstrates the art of candle dipping and carving for entranced passersby. Shops at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair host demonstrations of various crafts.
Photo credit: Amy Hart

 

 


Featured photography by Raymond Van Tassel, www.raymondvantassel.com.

For high-resolution images of Raymond's photos below, please contact Amanda Sanow at [email protected].

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Enjoy lively English country dance music at the Dickens Christmas Fair, with reels, jigs, polkas and waltzes. Join in the dance!
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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The mysterious Ghost of Christmas Past guides Ebenezer Scrooge through Yuletide scenes from his childhood. Will miserly Scrooge learn the true meaning of Christmas? Find out at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party!
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Christmas Pantomime

The Gingerbread Man may have met his match in the wild and wooly Christmas Pantomime!
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Family Fun

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is fun for the whole family!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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A Victorian maid prepares for High Tea at Cuthbert's Tea Shoppe, where patrons may enjoy exquisite scones and tasty tea sandwiches (reservations required for High Tea).
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

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The Dickens Christmas Fair features over 100 costumed vendors, many of whom return year after year to sell their wares at the Fair.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Visit Mad Sal's Dockside Aiehouse for the high-kicking Can-Can and slightly scandalous songs!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Theatre magic! A classic Christmas pantomine literally leaps off the stage.
Photo Credit: Raymond Van Tassel

Members of the esteemed Military are encouraged to feel most welcome at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair!
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel

You may meet Bob Cratchit & son Tiny Tim, as well as other characters escaped from the works of Charles Dickens, in the winding lanes of old London Town.
Photo credit: Raymond Van Tassel