A Family Tradition Continues
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The Arts Council would like to thank this year’s preferred hotel partner, Ramada Plaza for their support!
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WHAT TO EXPECT:
Amazing holiday performances of magic and music, along with the exhibition “Transformation: Artful Recycling” inside the Arts Council, which is transformed into “Annie’s Alehouse.” 1-9 p.m.
Dickens Carriage Rides – 1-9 p.m. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a Dickens downtown on a big decorated horse-drawn hitch wagon. Only $10 for adults, $5 for children. Tickets on sale at 222 Hay St. beginning at noon on the day of the event. Come early – they sell out fast!
Queen Victoria Carriage Rides 1-9 p.m. Enjoy a longer, more personal carriage tour from the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum (325 Franklin St.). $15 per person. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended by calling (910) 678-8899.
This Victorian Life display on 2nd floor of the Market House from 1-9 p.m., sponsored by the Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum. Literature, military items, a Victorian Christmas tree and other artifacts show how the Victorians celebrated the holidays. An interactive display allows visitors to identify household items from Victorian times that are no longer in general use.
Candlelight Procession Gather in front, or to the side, of the Arts Council for the 5:30 p.m. candlelight procession to the Market House. Pick up a free candle at selected merchants, or in front of the Arts Council building (while supplies last). Join thousands of townspeople for Fayetteville’s largest candlelight procession to the Market House, followed by fireworks! Stay for a full night of fun after kicking off the holiday season with a traditional fireworks display. Carriage rides, crafts, holiday shopping and more continue until 9 p.m.
Other Holiday Happenings: Create a Victorian ornament to take home or hang on the community tree from 1 to dusk at Fascinate-U Children’s Museum ($1 admission per person). Enjoy TubaChristmas in the sanctuary at Hay Street United Methodist Church at 4 p.m. and lt’s a Wonderful Life at the Gilbert Theater at 8 p.m. Take a free tour of the 1897 Poe House, decorated in Victorian style, at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex from 10 to 4 p.m.
You can become a part of A Dickens Holiday by strolling the streets as a Victorian lady or gentleman with an easy-to-make costume. Just click here for quick notes on costuming.
|Dr. Michael S. Bryant|
If you are interested in corporate sponsorship of A Dickens Holiday, contact UniQue Webster, the Arts Council’s Director of Development, at (910) 323-1776 or email@example.com.