The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, San Francisco
If you're in the Bay Area and looking for holiday cheer, head to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair to catch a live version one of the most iconic films of all time, "A Christmas Carol."
The fair transforms a San Francisco exhibition hall into the streets of Victorian London. You'll find music venues, pubs, dance floors, Christmas shops, and hundreds of performers dressed in period costumes interacting with fair-goers, who also often dress up.
Continuous performances take place across seven stages, while Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and other characters from Dickens' London roam the streets. Other activities include old-fashioned holiday games, music and dancing, Punch and Judy puppet shows, a visit from Father Christmas and Victorian arts and crafts.