Dickens Fair at Home
|Dates:||Nov 21st, 2020 – Dec 24th, 2020|
Famous for its handcrafted artisan gifts, visitors can also purchase one-of-a-kind treasures online directly from nearly 50 Dickens Fair artisans! Holiday shoppers are encouraged to support the Dickens Christmas Fair arts community by purchasing these unique wares handcrafted by generations of talented and dedicated craftspeople.
Dickens Fair at Home will culminate on Christmas Eve, December 24 with “The Hallelujah Chorus” sing-along with the Fezziwig Family, a full reading of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, and Father Christmas reading and responding to children’s holiday wishes. For a full list of each weekend’s offerings, please visit: https://dickensfair.com/dickens-fair-at-home.
“Although we will miss gathering in person, we intend to bring the heart of Dickens into everyone’s homes this winter,” said co-producer Kevin Patterson. “We used this forced hiatus to create a gift for our fans, and have come together with our performers, designers, and craftspeople to present ‘Dickens Fair at Home’ to bring a bit of Victorian London and the warmth of human kindness into our homes this winter. Even with the necessary State restrictions, Christmas is not canceled!”
“Our community of artists have lost all their shows this year, but many have continued to create fantastic works of art during this time off with the hope of selling online. When you buy directly from the artists, you help them survive until live shows return and you get something of true quality,” says Fair co-producer and vendor manager Leslie Patterson. “By giving hand-crafted gifts, everyone wins.”
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair was originally conceived and created by Ron and Phyllis Patterson in 1970, inspired by their successful Renaissance Pleasure Faire (the first Renaissance Faire in America), which they brought to the San Francisco Bay Area during the Summer of Love in 1967. Their son Kevin Patterson, along with his co-producers, wife Leslie Patterson and eldest son, Andrew Patterson, have helmed the Dickens Fair since 2000; along with son Michael and Punch & Judy Puppetmaster brother Brian Patterson, they will continue a 50-year family tradition of presenting deeply immersive, historically authentic environmental theater!
WHAT: Dickens Fair at Home - A free, online Victorian Sampler or Compendium that brings home the magic of The Great Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party?
WHEN: Opens Saturday, November 21 and runs through Christmas Eve, December 24. New content added each weekend.
WHERE: Online only at https://dickensfair.com/dickens-fair-at-home.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit: https://dickensfair.com/dickens-fair-at-home.