December 1, 2013

Dickens Festival Returns to St. George

The Dickens Festival has become a holiday tradition for many southern Utah families and visitors that usurers in the Christmas season. Held at the Dixie Center every year on the first Saturday in December and the three preceding days.  One of the most unique features of this festival is they have had the same Santa Clause every year for the past 20 years.  Families have delighted to see their children age while Jolly ol’ St. Nick remains ageless as the first day they visited the toy maker.

Come visit ol' Saint Nick at the Dickens Festival

Come visit ol’ Saint Nick at the Dickens Festival

Some food vendors can only be found during the Dickens Festival.

Some food vendors can only be found during the Dickens Festival.

There are over 300 vendors showcasing their crafts and wares and food the only comes around once a year.

Every hour there are local musicians, dance companies and singers performing on the various stages.

Two highlights of the festival are the one hour musical productions of Oliver and Scrooge.  It is free to see the performances once you have paid your entrance to the festival at the main gate.  Admission is always reasonable. And even if you are not going with any intention to shop the atmosphere is not something to miss.

This year’s re-enactment of 19th Century London will take place in the beautiful Dixie Convention Center in St. George, Utah. The Festival is created to bring you the best selling experience of the year. Delighted guests will wind through narrow village streets as they shop for their gifts.

Guests will be amazed to see “Olde London Towne” come to life. Thousands of eager customers will attend and experience our magical holiday festival, then take home wonderful treasures, fond memories, and the spirit of Christmas…. Happy Christmas!

Dates:

December 4-7, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location:

Dixie Convention Center 1835 Convention Center Dr. St. George, UT 84790

Admission:

$6 Adults

$5 Seniors (65+)

$4 CHILDREN (4-12)

FREE CHILDREN 3 & UNDER

 

 

December 14, 2012

Dickens Festival St. George, Utah – “It’s an Experience”

The Dickens Festival St. George, Utah is back!

Merry Christmas everyone!

We hope everyone’s Christmas holiday will be spent in the best way possible, with family and friends, with good food, good times and good spirits.  

Every year the Dickens’ Festival in St. George is held the first Saturday of every December and the three days before.  And each year abbreviated plays are performed of the musicals “Scrooge” and “Oliver”. Below is a scene from “Scrooge”, in the fateful moment when Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by his past and now ghostly business partner Jacob Marley.  (Jacob is played by Mori Kessler, one of the employees at the Best Western Coral Hills – and we are proud of the great job he did.)

 

St. George Dickens Festival

Jacob Marley visiits Ebenezer Scrooge at the St. George Dickens Festival

 

 

For all our past, present and future guest; as Tiny Tim said:

May God Bless Us, Everyone!

 

 

 

The sights and sounds of 19th Century London come alive at the Dickens’ Christmas Festival.

This Festival is not just another craft show, but a unique and unusual entertainment and shopping experience. Olde English shops, hundreds of period costumes, fortune tellers, orphans, royalty, and the “real” Father Christmas all combine to offer our guests a Christmas experience like no other!

The Festival is known for its unique gifts and quality merchandise. Shoppers come to The Dickens’ Festival for that special treasure. Join us as the streets of Olde London come to life!

 

 

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