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Dickens Christmas Fair Opens Friday!
(sent November 21st, 2006)
Here's some promo verbiage for you to send out to your email lists,
let's make this a fabulous opening weekend! (the regular missive will
come out late today or early tomorrow)
GREAT DICKENS CHRISTMAS FAIR!
The bustling streets of London, immortalized for
all time by the mighty pen of Charles Dickens, form the living backdrop
of your excursion into Christmas Past. You are a living part of a
Victorian Christmas card come to life!
including the FRIDAY after Thanksgiving,
and the SATURDAY before Christmas!
Fri. Nov. 24 through
Sat. Dec. 23, 2006
In San Francisco's Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
Celebrate the Holiday Season in Victorian
A Bay Area tradition for 27 holiday seasons, the Great Dickens
Christmas Fair returns to the San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls
for five weekends , including the Friday after Thanksgiving and the
Saturday before Christmas in 2006, from Friday, November 24 through
Saturday, December 23, from 11am 'til 7pm.
Created in 1970 by Ron & Phyllis Patterson, the fair is now
produced by Kevin & Leslie Patterson & Red Barn Productions,
who continue the family tradition of theatrical excellence through
authenticity, participation, and playfulness.
Come wander the lanes of Victorian London, as the glow of twilight
settles upon the city. With the scent of pine boughs and freshly baked
scones floating in the air and the sound of carolers and holiday
merrymakers accompanying your stroll…
A holiday adventure into Victorian London,
partying with hundreds of costumed players in 90,000+ square feet of
theatrically-lit music halls, pubs, dance parties and Christmas shops
on winding lanes. It’s a twilight evening in Charles Dickens’ London
Town – a city filled with lively and colorful characters from both
literature and history. Enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts and hearty
foods fill the air. Cries of street vendors hawking their wares ring
out above the bustling crowd. Dozens of lamplit shops are filled to
overflowing with Christmas presents.
- Visit shops bedecked with Christmastime
finery and filled with unique treasures.
- Stop in for a hot toddy or a pint of
Boddington's at Mad Sal's Dockside Ale House, where the low-life hang
out and the high-born drop in.
- Raise a champagne toast to the holidays at
Fezziwig's Warehouse, the most cheerful spot in London.
- Enjoy rollicking entertainments on four
stages and in the streets.
- Feast on fine foods from the British Empire
- Rest a spell in Cuthbert's Tea House, for a
sip of hot tea and cucumber sandwiches or scones.
Experience the joys of Christmas past at the Great Dickens Christmas
Do be sure to join our mailing list
for additional discounts and special events!
- The best discount is available through the Dickens Fair
website at www.dickensfair.com
where adult tickets are only $17.00 each (plus
a $2.00 handling fee per order.)
- All Bay Area Longs Drugs stores are
presenting a coupon at their cash registers offering $2.00 Off and the
Twilight Special: 2 for 1 Admittance from 4-7pm.
- The San Francisco Chronicle will have a
$4.00 off coupon ($1.00 off up to 4 Adult admissions) every Thursday
and Sunday, and the San Mateo Times, Oakland Tribune, Penny Saver,
Pacific Tribune, and other area papers will also have coupons on
Highway 280 North - "Geneva Avenue" Exit,
right onto Geneva Avenue. Cow Palace is 2-3 miles down Geneva on the
right. Highway 280 South - "Geneva Avenue" Exit, left onto
Geneva Avenue. Cow Palace is 2-3 miles down Geneva on the right. Highway
101 North - "Brisbane/Cow Palace" Exit, exit to right, continuing
north on Bayshore Blvd. Follow Bayshore Blvd., turning left onto Geneva
Avenue. Cow Palace is up Geneva on the left. Highway 101 South
- "Cow Palace/Third Street" Exit, exit to right, continuing south on
Bayshore Blvd. Turn right onto Geneva Avenue. Cow Palace is up Geneva
on the left. For a map and additional directions, visit the Cow Palace
Public Transit: Take the San Francisco/Daly
City BART line to Balboa Park station. From Balboa Park station, take
the #15 Muni bus to the Cow Palace bus stop at Santos Street.
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