Live from the Dickens Christmas Fair | KALW

Live from the Dickens Christmas Fair

Dec 6, 2018

On the south side of San Francisco, a performance is taking place. It's an annual tradition, in a transformed arena off Geneva Street. In a space once reserved for livestock and cowboys, the streets of Victorian England come alive. It’s the Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

"If people come dressed as fantasy characters, you know, if they come dressed as a Stormtrooper, well that's going to destroy the fantasy. Although steampunk and Harry Potter doesn't really drop the penny because that exists in a realm of fantasy that is Victorian in its own way."

That story originally aired in 2016. But the fair is actively taking place weekends through December 23.