The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

Celebrate the holidays in true Victorian style.

Daly City

The Rundown

Event Start Date:
November 26, 2022
Takes Place:
Every Saturday & Sunday (Nov. 19 - Dec. 18)
Event End Date:
December 18, 2022
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Is the event free?
Event Price:
$25 - $45
Reservations Required:
2600 Geneva Ave.
Daly City

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party returns for five weekends to the Cow Palace this November and December. 

An annual Bay Area tradition for nearly 40 years, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair features hundreds of costumed Victorian characters, from waltzing royals to scrappy chimney-sweeps, who populate over four acres of twilight-lit shops, pubs, stages, and dance halls. At the Dickens Fair, it's always Christmas Eve in 19th-century London!

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers a variety of entertainments for all ages and tastes. Step back into Christmas past of Ebenezer Scrooge at Fezziwig's Christmas Party, and marvel at the deductive skills of famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Families can also take part in hands-on craft activities, old-world games of skill and chance, lively interactive shows, and a new skating rink.

The Fair run every Saturday & Sunday (November 19, 20, 25, 26, and 27 and December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2022); hours are 10 am to 6 pm. 


General admission: $45 for adults and $25 for youth (aged 5 to 12). 

Twilight tickets (after 3pm): $30 for adults and $18 for youth. * Children under 5 are always free.

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