The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party


Adorn Thy Hair

Adorn Thy Hair aka Madame Louise's (Lynn Combs) Manager, Miss Brenda
French braids and romantic one-of-a-kind updos that transform your visit to the Fair. For both long and not-so-very-long hair, our talented hair braiders can produce a masterpiece for any occasion. From weddings and proms to a blind date or a day at the Dickens Fair,  braids are appropriate for any event. Adorn Thy Hair offers a unique alternative to hairdryers and curlers - unlike modern styling practices, our braiding magic makes use of the natural beauty of your hair.


Portraits by Louis Nuyens

Portraits (Louis Nuyens) Pose for a portrait by the master himself to create a timeless memento of your day at the Fair.


Dickens Fair Dart Parlour

The Dart Parlour (A & M Patterson) Hire a lane and ‘ave a game with a friend or two. Play classics like 301, 501 or Cricket. Darts provided, or bring your own. Bring a pint of your favorite beverage from Prince Edward's Pub and try your hand! No children under 12 please.


Paint the Roses Red game

Paint the Roses Red (A & M Patterson) Grab a paint brush and come help us paint the roses red before the Queen of Hearts arrives, in this charming game of flipping the roses from white to red!

 Dickens Fair game


Boot the Cat Game

Boot the Cat (A & M Patterson) Wield an old boot against pesky, noisy alley cats on the back fence and win!

Boot the Cat


London Sweep Dispatch Game

London Sweep Dispatch (Angelo Salarpi) Up and at 'em! Flip the chimney sweep dolls toward the townhouse chimney tops - if they land inside, you win a prize!


Fencing at the Dickens Fair

Corinthian Rose Sporting Club (Greg Pursley) Come and join the members of the Corinthian Rose Sporting Club as they open their doors to teach the noble art of Fencing. Beginners to advanced students, children to seniors are all welcome!


Adventure Carousel Ride

The Adventure Carousel (A & M Patterson) Pick your favorite colorful animal for an adventurous ride on this hand-made, hand-powered children's carousel!

Adventure Carousel Lion



Fairy House Activity Area

Fairy House Activity Area, brought to you by Claudia Swanson, proprietress of Whispers from the Past. A beautiful, hands-on craft area  for you to enjoy creating your very own Fairy House to take home or gift to a very special person on your holiday list.

Sullivans Print Shop

The London Printer (Sharon Sullivan) Come by and see how printing was done in the mid to late 1800s. Featuring an authentic 1860s printing press!

Photo by Philip Pavliger


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