[Photo Story] Escape to London at the 35th Annual Charles Dickens Christmas Fair & Victorian Holiday Party in San Francisco

This was the closest I was going to get to celebrating the holidays in London after being away for just over a year. What a well-executed event that transformed us to the places and people of the stories of Charles Dickens! The characters from Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, the Christmas Carol (and many more!) came alive on the streets of London. The event is taking place for 5 weekends in SF at the Cow Palace. I think there’s still another weekend left!

The newspaper for the event describes the event…

“As you enter the “Dickensian Streets” of Old London, feast your eyes and ears on the sumptuous display of boisterous and amazing entertainments. Once a year Β – and only in San Francisco – comes this unique and Artful Yuletide Extravaganza with a cast of hundreds. Wander the many Theatres, Pubs, Eating Establishments, and Music Halls to wonder at this Kaleidoscope of Victorian Frivolity, Fashion and Fun.”

It. Was. Wonderful. And definitely made me miss London and England. As we walked around, the characters spoke as if they were really a part of the stories and really living in the 1800’s. There were moments where I almost forgot that I was in San Francisco! Thank you to Cynthia, Julie, and Amanda for joining me!

Loving the designs. I took home one of these to put on my wall because I love collecting prints.

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Happy Christmas!

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Secret books. They aren’t actual books!

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Mulled wine at the pub.

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Hehe I was hoping they’d have scampi & chips! That’s my favorite.

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I actually learned how a telegraph works. The man at this shop explained it to us and let us try it.

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What a quirky man. He demonstrated to us how he was planning on getting to the moon…

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Great seeing a donation box for an organization I’m volunteering for! The One World Children’s Fund (www.owcf.org) based in San Francisco and supporting many wonderful programs all over the world that focus on education, health and homes for children.

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Happy Christmas everyone! Feel free to comment below and let me know if you have any questions/comments!

Cheers,

Victoria

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One comment

  1. – My dear dear friend look at what you’ve ctareed this year! I have loved watching you from the very beginning. And especially now to see how your style has a consistency and a Glady-ness. That photo of Amanda Rae is still my all time favorite from you. Still makes me gasp when I see it. But I HAVE to ask that photo of the girl in the leather jacket with the bright red lips and awesome gold necklace?? WHAT shoot is that from and where and when can I see more of it? It’s SO fashion. Love it.

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