Thinking about heading to Spartanburg’s for A Dickens of a Christmas? This unique Victorian Christmas festival has carolers, horse drawn carriages, a festive holiday market, tree lighting and so much more! KAG Contributor Andrea Beam has attended A Dickens of a Christmas before and is sharing her experience so you’ll know just what to expect when you head out this year.
It’s November. Thanksgiving has yet to arrive but Christmas trees are sprouting up all around. People are in the Christmas spirit and if the weather would cooperate, we would be in business. Although it’s my favorite holiday, I am going to skip over Thanksgiving and introduce you to Spartanburg’s festival called A Dickens of a Christmas.
A Dickens of a Christmas will take place on Main Street Tuesday, November 27, 2018. If you’re like me and need a little extra push this time of year, this is the event for you.
What’s A Dickens Of A Christmas?
You won’t have to open a story book to see Victorian carolers and horse drawn carriages. Both come alive during this (pre) Christmas celebration. I’m trying to decide if I want to compare the night to a Charles Dickens book or to Time Square in New York, because there’s ice skating and a big Christmas tree too! The lighting of the tree takes place in Denny’s Plaza at 7:30 p.m.
Children of all ages will enjoy crafts and pictures with Santa. Window shopping is taken to new heights with living displays. Downtown stores and the Christmas Market provide all the ladies with their “shopping fix” while other family members are entertained watching street performers. That’s what makes A Dickens of a Christmas so special, there’s something for everyone.
If these activities cause you to work up an appetite, there will be plenty of food and drink vendors. Make sure to bring cash!
Since Tuesday, November 27, is a school night, my plan is to arrive early to experience all the yule-tide cheer before the lighting of the tree. Once it’s lit, we’ll hit the road so my reindeer can get to bed on time.
There’s a short list of “Do’s and Don’ts” from the City of Spartanburg at the A Dickens of a Christmas event page.
Would A Dickens Of A Christmas be the perfect way to kick off your family’s Christmas?