Annual Dickens Fair Brings a Victorian Christmas to the Bay Area

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 (Rich Yee)

Charles Dickens is loved by generations of readers. You'll find some of his characters walking around at "The Great Dickens Christmas Fair," an annual Bay Area event where thousands of devotees lovingly reenact the sights and sounds of a Victorian Christmas, including everything from hot mulled wine to historically-accurate hoop skirts.


Kevin Patterson, executive director, Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Liz Martin, costume director, Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Claire Jarvis, assistant professor, Stanford University