Dickens Faire San Francisco: Your 2022 Guide

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November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am - December 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PST

Close up photo of actors drinking at the The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco, California, USA

Transport yourself to a Christmas celebration straight from Victorian times at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair San Francisco!

Meet Queen Victoria, run into Prince Albert, and rub shoulders with Charles Dickens! You might even see Oliver Twist being dragged to his cell if you’re lucky. Plus, marvel at the winding roads of Olde London and go crazy over dance parties, charming shops, and hand-made seasonal treasures.

The historic Cow Palace transforms into Victorian London covering over 120,000 feet where you'll bask in dozens of colorful characters and festivities straight from the pages of a book.

Follow along to discover everything and delve into the imagination of Charles Dickens during this one-of-a-kind event:

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Dickens Fair San Francisco Tickets

General Admission Tickets

Adult (Ages 13 and above): $45
Children (Ages 5 to 12): $25
Infant (5 and under): FREE

Special Admission Tickets

Pickwick Club 2022 Season Pass (Great for all dates): $160.00
Twilight (Entry after 3:00 pm) Adult Ticket (Ages 13 and above): $30.00
Twilight (Entry after 3:00 pm) Children Ticket (Ages 5 to 12): $18.00
Children (5 under): FREE
Active Military: 1st & 2nd Weekends FREE Admission

Note: Tickets must be purchased online only.

Dickens Fair San Francisco Attractions

Character Sightings

Keep your eyes open as you never know who you might bump into at Dickens Christmas Fair San Francisco. These lively characters await you:

Father Christmas
Charles Dickens
Edgar Allen Poe, H.G. Wells, Jenny Lind, and Charlotte Brontë
Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Jacob Marley, and The Three Christmas Ghosts
The Cratchit Family, as well as Tiny Tim
Nancy, Bill Sykes & Fagin, the Artful Dodger, and Oliver Twist
David Copperfield and Nicholas Nickelby
Mad Sal & her Awfully Jolly Girls
Newsboys, Chimneysweeps, Peelers, Sailors & Carolers, Musicians

Children’s Tour of London

Swoon over and take the perfect holiday photo at the adorned Christmas tree. Afterward, join on a unique tour narrated by an outstanding resident of Our London, including a character from the stories of Mr. Dickens.

Then, step into the remarkable souvenir shop where you can meet the famous Silhouette Artist who can cut your favorite design in minutes. And that's only the start. The Dickens Fair San Francisco 2022 features the renowned headquarters of Mr. Jingles’s Tours of London and more surprises!

Delights and Diversions

The Dickens Fair San Francisco doesn’t take the word activities lightly. Delight in plenty of merriment throughout the festival:

Green Man Inn
Fezziwig’s Dance Party
Victoria & Albert Bijou Music Hall
Dickens’ Study at Tavistock House
Father Christmas Stage & Punch & Judy Puppet Theatre
Paddy West Stage at the London Docks
Mermaid Tavern Stage
Chancery Lane
The Athenaeum Club
Mad Sal’s Dockside Ale House

Dickens Fair San Francisco Date and Time

The Charles Dickens Christmas Fair San Francisco runs from November 19, 2022, through December 18, 2022.

Other Attractions in San Francisco

Holidays or not, you’ll be impressed by the array of activities to do in the Bay Area. Score these discount vacation packages from Tripster and start your San Fran getaway now:

San Francisco Skyline Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Brunch & Lunch Cruises
Big Bus Tours San Francisco
Golden Gate Tour
Yosemite National Park Day Tour
Aquarium of the Bay

Experience Dickens Fair San Francisco

Travel back in time and let your festive experience be as classy as the Victorian era. Enticing aromas of holiday food and joy fill the air at Dickens Faire San Francisco.

Delve into seasonal revelry in the lamp-lit town featuring music halls, Christmas shops, pubs, and dance floors.

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Then, meet the legendary Charles Dicken, Oliver Twist, and the lords and ladies of 18th Century London. Perhaps, you can watch live performances or join the crowd as they hit the dance floor.

Once worn out, recharge and satiate your hunger and thirst with British-style snacks and drinks such as roasted chestnuts and meat pie.

So, get your tickets now and warm your spirit at the most sophisticated fair in town.


November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 am PST
December 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm PST
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