The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party
Nov 20-Dec 19, 2021 Cow Palace Exhibition Halls, San Francisco
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party


Living History CentreWelcome to the Living History Centre College of Performing Arts, presented in cooperation with The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party.

Since 1968, the Living History Centre has been teaching the art of “Theatrical Living History” to history enthusiasts, interpreters, and amateur and professional actors. The depth and quality of the theatrical environment at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair is significantly enhanced by the LHC’s Workshop training program provided to all Dickens Fair participants.

All those wishing to become volunteers of the Living History Centre and study the art of Theatrical Living History at the Dickens Christmas Fair, must register for and then complete the LHC College of Performing Arts (aka “Workshops”), and then be accepted into a performing group or show. Here’s how:

  • Attend the LHC Workshops in late October - early November
  • Register and get selected into a group
  • Create your costume and get it approved
  • Complete the classes and get your Gate Pass

To receive details about LHC Workshops as they become available, sign up to receive the Dickens Fair Entertainment Department Missive at