Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The 2nd Annual Dicken's Christmas Fair

Last weekend Chris and I, along with a few friends attended the Dicken's Christmas Fair. You may remember my post about it last year. And once again, it did not disappoint. Walking into the arena, one was seemingly transported to another country, and era. The "streets of London" were covered in white powdery flakes and the smells of cinnamon and spice hung in the air as women dressed in lovely Victorian dresses and men in long coats and top hats strolled by. We had talked about dressing up too but didn't have the time or the funds to pull something together.

There were pubs on every corner where one could order a hot toddy or mulled wine (or apple cider for those not inclined to drink). Unfortunately they ran out of bangers and mash by the time we were ready for our dinner.

We saw a few different acts this year, some we weren't too impressed with (the saloon-type of entertainment). We sat through a reading of the Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and witnessed a portion of Oliver Twist being reenacted. I really enjoyed the very end when everyone gathered together and sang the "Hallelujah Chorus" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." Chris's favorite once again was the Brass Farthing singers.

I loved looking in all the little shops. In one shop you could even watch them dip and create these beautiful candles. I could have stood there all day.

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