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.
Annual Dickens Fair Brings a Victorian Christmas to the Bay Area
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Kevin Patterson, executive director, Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Liz Martin, costume director, Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Claire Jarvis, assistant professor, Stanford University