The Dickens Festival Holiday Craft Fair is a beloved Braintree tradition. Held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, All Souls Church is transformed into a festive Victorian marketplace decked out for the Christmas season. The Dickens Festival is a touchstone for the holidays that offers our community the gift of a traditional holiday experience filled with good cheer and good fun! This year will be our 25th Annual Dickens Festival and will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
The Dickens Festival is a unique entertainment and shopping experience with something for the young and young at heart. Admission is free and there are many things for sale. Be sure to visit Father Christmas (our Victorian Santa) for FREE. Bring your camera. He will be seated in his big chair on the steps of our Artisan Marketplace near the Christmas tree from 11 am to 12 noon and from 1 to 2:30 pm. Father Christmas is great with persons of all ages and abilities.
Interact with costumed characters from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and join in with our carolers who gather several times throughout the day. Visit our Marketplace where 22 of the best area artisans in Victorian costume sell their handcrafted goods. Shop at Great Expectations, featuring quality, new and re-giftable items.
Take home an Apple Pie from our Pies by Guys Baking Crew. Buy one to eat and one to freeze! Pie by the slice will also be available for purchase at the lunch counter. Perfect for after you enjoy a hot roast turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry sauce, made in our own kitchen. Stock up on baked goods and take a chance on some fantastic raffles ... gift certificates and items donated by area merchants. This year we are offering a special Plymouth Family Adventure Raffle valued at $500.
The Dickens Festival is known for its fun atmosphere, unique gifts and quality, handmade merchandise. Come to the Dickens Festival for some old fashioned spirit to start of your holiday season!