The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party


Drive Thru Dickens’ London, Dickens Fair At Home, and the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair are presented by Red Barn Productions, specialists in historically authentic immersive events since 1963. Our evolving process began in 1961 when founders Ron and Phyllis Patterson, an art director and high school English teacher, redefined ‘environmental theatre’ by creating a new genre of art, entertainment, and education: Theatrical Living History. Seeing improvisational theatre as a means to experience the “aliveness” of history and the arts, our founder’s vision has resulted in decades of highly participatory, historically themed events. Where artists, performers, and audience members improvise and engage as characters from other time periods. The lines between past and present, and audience and performer blur giving way to surprising, delightful, and even transformative experiences!

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The next Great Dickens Christmas Fair is scheduled for 2022 at the Great Exhibition Halls of the Cow Palace in Daly City weekends, November 19 through December 18. Join our mailing list for periodic updates, news and special offers.

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