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Don't wait! The first two weekends are the best! The
finest selection of crafts are to be found on opening weekend Friday,
Saturday and Sunday November 25, 26, and 27. Avoid the crowds on
the final days before Christmas!
Advance purchase Adult tickets are $17.00 (save $3.00 each).
Regular price is still a bargain at $20.00 for a full day of
theatre, dancing, and holiday delights! Children's tickets are
always discounted at only $8.00
Here's what you can expect:
Venture down winding lanes, into cozy parlors to sing, to shop, to
waltz, to feast and toast the Merry Season! Here there are plays and
magic, puppets and singers on 5 stages at no extra charge!
The ringing voices of street criers hawking their wares soar above
the noise of the bustling crowd as they visit one hundred lamplit
shops, each filled to overflowing with holiday gifts for sale: gorgeous
glass, and hand carved wood, elegant clothing, fanciful hats, flowers
and collectible dolls, keen metalwork, toys, games and sparkling
jewelry by some of the finest craftspeople in California on display in
a juried show. Talk to the artist!
The Victoria and Albert Music Halls theatre roars to life with the
return of the Saucy French Postcard Review each evening at 5:00!
Children under 18 not allowed. Join us for Dickens After Dark as
London pubs glow with bright cheer. At every turn there are dance
parties, plays and characters, music and merriment brought to life by
hundreds of costumed performers surrounding visitors in a gigantic
theatrically lighted environment.
"...sugared almonds beg to be carried home in paper bags! The
blended scents of tea and coffee so grateful to the nose---the candied
fruits are so caked with molten sugar as to make the coldest lookers-on
Feast on the savory food and drink of Victorian London: rich
English roast beef, hot bangers and buttery mash, sweet and tipsy
sherry trifle, luscious cakes, freshly baked cookies, hot meat pies,
fish and chips, ales, stout, wine---even tea and dainty biscuits.
A DICKENS OF A GOOD TIME!
WHO: The Great Dickens
Christmas Fair is directed by the Patterson Family, creators and
directors of the popular Renaissance Pleasure Faire at Black Point in
Marin County for 28 years. The Dickens Christmas Fair is a treasured
Bay Area tradition since 1970.
Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday,
Saturday & Sunday,
November 25 - 27 and continues Saturdays and Sundays only through
December 18, 2005; 11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cow Palace
Exhibition Halls, 2600 Geneva Avenue, San Francisco
General Admission: $20.00 at the door
Student/Senior/Military: $17.00 at the door
Children 5-11: always discounted at only $8.00 in advance or at
Children under 5 are free!
Twilight Special: 1/2 price adult and child tickets after 4:00 pm
Groups of 15 or more: Call for best price depending on size of
Pickwick Club (fair season pass):$55.00 for adult/$25.00 for
(available at the fair, or (800) 510-1558
Plentiful parking is available at the Cow Palace.
Palace charges $7.00 to park and $25.00 for bus or RV
MORE INFORMATION: and
delightful details call (800) 510-1558
Or visit http://www.dickensfair.com