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A Dickens Christmas

When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843, he most likely had no idea that his name would be associated with holiday celebrations for years to come, well past the century in which he lived and wrote. Take, for instance, the annual Dickens Fair Christmas Market in downtown Lakeport. The event pays homage to the author’s era, encouraging Victorian costumes while entertaining revelers with art and food booths, caroling, a sledding hill, hot chocolate, and other holiday festivities. The celebration will be held on November 27, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., with a pet parade at noon, photos with Santa noon–5 p.m., and the town tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. Find out more information at