The Dickens Festival has hit another success! It is such a pleasure to meander through the Dickens Village, browsing all the very unique and pleasantly priced items. It certainly hits the mark if you are trying to find that one-of-a-kind gift for that very “special” someone. There is something for everyone. The atmosphere makes the whole experience such a wonderful delight and there is one wonderful shop after the next with vendors abound, to delight your shopping experience.
As you wait to buy your tickets to enter, you are treated to the delightful sounds of a harpist playing the traditional sounds of Christmas. Upon entering, Christmas comes alive as the character of an Old English Village transforms before you. You are greeted by Queen Victoria herself. Wandering through the “streets” of the laid out town you are sure to come across many of the English villagers selling their wares along the way, with smells of homemade breads, cinnamon buns, and fish ‘n chips making your salivary glands begin to over activate! As you near the center stage you can see Ole St. Nick greeting the youngsters as they secretly whisper their most wanted Christmas item in his ear. Only he knows for sure if you have been naughty or nice, so you better watch out….!!!
The Festival which started today, Dec. 2, will run through this Saturday, Dec. 5, so be sure not to miss out on this holiday season tradition. It will open daily at 10:00am and close after its two nightly productions: Oliver and Scrooge which ends at 9:00pm each day. Entrance fees are only $7 per adult; $6 for seniors 65 and older; $5 for children ages 4-12 and free for those 3 years and younger, unless of course, you smartly cut out the $1.00 coupon in the Spectrum, which applies to admissions for each person in your party.
So come on down and join in on the Christmas Spirit! For more information you can log onto dickenschristmasfestival.com