The Spirit of Christmas Past at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair...
Hi, Joel here.
We had the pleasure of attending the Dicken's Fair at the Cow Palace in San Francisco this past weekend. From the moment you walk in, you're instantly transported to Victorian London circa 1840's-1860's. Amazing costumes, smell of roasted nuts, brilliant actors, arts and crafts, excellent bangers and mash, fish and chips, and of course, Scrooge. So much to see and do. Perfect for the entire family and to get you into the Christmas Spirit. This is the final weekend (until next year) so if you happen to be in the Bay Area, it's well worth a visit!
A brief history....Originally created in 1970 by my uncle and aunt Ron & Phyllis Patterson (also creators of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire) it is now produced by my cousin Kevin and his wife Leslie of Red Barn Productions who continues the family tradition of theatrical excellence through authenticity, participation, and playfulness. Do check out their website for more information: www.dickensfair.com.
Here are some photos from our trip. Enjoy and Happy Christmas!
The next day we enjoyed the city and the magnificent sunset!