24th Annual A Dickens Holiday Event This Friday in Downtown Fayetteville
It’s time to bust out the bonnets and don the derby hats! Downtown Fayetteville is set to host its 24th annual Christmas celebration, “A Dickens Holiday“, on Friday, November 24.
Franklin Square, Maxwell Street, and Hay Street will soon become the epicenter of Victorian-era festivities for the event. This year’s “A Dickens Holiday” promises more exhibits and activities than ever to create a fun and unique experience for guests of all ages. This is all in hopes of spreading holiday cheer for the Fayetteville community.
Attendees can expect a full immersive experience as the downtown area is packed with character actors in full era-accurate garb. Guests are also encouraged to come decked out in their best Dickensian fit as well. If you need help piecing an ensemble together, the event page has provided a handy clothing guide for men and women (seen here). Finally, a place for me to wear one of my capes without judgmental stares!
One of the most popular attractions coming this year is the Ghost of Christmas Past Exhibit. This is where guests can learn more about holiday celebrations and customs from the 19th and 20th century. This is also where people can also learn more about Fayetteville traditions for the holidays.
There’s also fun to be had for the kiddos as well. “A Dickens Holiday” in Fayetteville will have plenty of fun kid-friendly activities and exhibits, including magic shows, Victorian Llamas, a photo op with Father Christmas, and so much more.
This wonderful holiday event is still in need of volunteers and performers. If you would like to help out in any way with “A Dickens Holiday”, you can submit an application form here. Performer applications are also here for those with a knack for performing.
This is an incredible way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, while also supporting your local community.