The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party - 36th Season


Whispers from the Past

Whispers from the Past (Claudia Swanson-Cain) Returning to London again with the finest of fanciful fairies, delightful gnomes, ravishing mermaids, delightful tree house abodes for fairies and hobbits alike, as well as unsavory trolls, pirates and rogues, and other ethereal creatures from the Emerald Isles.

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Nuyens Art Studio

Nuyens Art Studio (Louis Nuyens) Pastel Portraits in the classical style. Continuing for 30+ years the tradition of Nuyens Portraits, where your unique beauty is captured within minutes to entrance you for a lifetime. Also available for purchase are Nuyens' paintings of Sailing ships.

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Mrs Piper's Photo Parlour

Mrs. Piper's Photo Parlour (Alwyn L'hoir) What character would you choose to be in old London? Step into Mrs. Piper's Photo Parlour and find out. From the sublime to the saucy, our well-trained staff can outfit you, and you will carry home a delightful memento of Victorian England. Photographer to the royal family for more than 25 years, Mrs. Piper awaits you in our new location, directly 'catty corner' from the old establishment. Kind regards.

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Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop

Fitz-Gerald Manor Shop (Gerald Webb) Like being invited into a treasured personal library... the beautiful collection of unique bindings, poetry and antique maps reflects the discriminating taste of the proprietor.

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Fiddles N' Such

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Fiddles N' Such (Steve Joynes) Step back in time into an Old English Violinmaker's shop and music emporium. Witness up close the handcraftsmanship of making a fine instrument. Browse through an assortment of violins and bows, violas, cellos, concertinas, lutes and other stringed instruments.



The Curious Wonder Cabinet


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The Curious Wonder Cabinet (Don and Nadya Carson, Jonna Hayden) Staffed by a collective of eccentric Artisans making crafts and keepsakes unique to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, The Curious Wonder Cabinet presents hand-painted portraits of dapper animals in Victorian attire, tiles, ornaments, and period shoulder capes and sundries.


Silhouettes by Jordan

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Silhouettes by Jordan (Jordan Monsell) Traditional and simple yet full of character, silhouettes recapture a piece of the past and remain the charming form of portraiture that has delighted generations. The process takes only 5 minutes and can be done from photos as well as by sitting for the artist in person at the event.

New this Year


Portsmouth Square Numismatics & Timepieces (Scott Griffin) Authentic presentation boxes and frames containing 100+ year old coins, stamps and other interesting items like maps and British-themed images. Beautiful functioning 100+ year old pocket watches with chains and sterling silver trinkets.


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