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A Dickens Holiday

Historic Downtown Fayetteville
Free To Attend
 


 

In the tradition of Charles Dickens' classic novella “A Christmas Carol”…
 
The townspeople filled the streets of Historic Downtown Fayetteville awaiting with anticipation as the calm erupts into bursts of celebration. The town crier harks…
 
“Behold! As the clock strikes 3, you will all be visited by the ghosts of 3 extraordinarily Unique Holiday & Shopping Experiences…

 

The Clock Strikes 1

A Dickens Holiday
Friday, November 26  |  1p-8p
Merriments commence as downtown merchants deck their windows with enchanting Victorian holiday decorations and specialty gifts. Restaurants gratify ravished patrons with festive feasts.
The marketplace ignites with glorious displays of unique handcrafted holiday trinkets, treats, and treasures created by talented artisans & crafters.
Queen Victoria Horse-drawn Carriage rumbles down Hay Street as scrumptious aromas permeate from the H&H Homes: Gingerbread Community of Hope displays at The Capitol Encore Academy. Capture memorable moments with Life-size Dickens Photo Cut-outs and a Holiday Selfie Station.
Flower Girls prance around flattering ladies with a fresh bloom. Gaze upon an intricate Live Chalk Drawing of Scrooge. Learn of Victorian holiday traditions at the Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum.
Catch live appearances by Father Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Christmas FutureJacob Marley, London Bobbies, and the Cratchit Family with Tiny Tim.

The Clock Strikes 2

Celebrations of Festive Music & Dance
 
100 Block (Capitol Encore)
 
Canterbury Dance Group
Coventry Carolers
Canterbury Dance Group
Fay Symphony Youth Orchestra
Oakwood Waits Ensemble
Juggler: Tain Collins
Fire Performance
Fire Performance
 
 
1p
1:30p
2:30p
3p
4p
4:30p
6:30p
7:30p
200 Block (CSDD Office)
 
Highland Brass Ensemble
Oakwood Waits Ensemble
Highland Brass Ensemble
Coventry Carolers
 
 
 
1p
3p
3:30p
4:30p
300 Block (Arts Council)
 
Anthony Sutton & Friends
Anthony Sutton & Friends
Gilbert Glee
Coventry Carolers
Alpha Omega Dance Academy:
Excerpts of The Nutcracker
Oakwood Waits Ensemble
Tree Lighting w/ Winslow Ratliff Jr.
Winslow Ratliff Jr.
 
 
1p
2p
2:30p
3:15p
4p
 
5p
6p
7p

The Clock Strikes 3

Dickens After Dark
Friday, November 26  |  Begins 5p
While daylight dims, hearts will fill with cheer and good tidings as the townspeople marvel at the whimsical flickers of holiday colors shimmering from the Community Holiday Tree & Candle Lighting bringing communitiestogether under a peaceful and harmonious congregation of fellowship.

Special Thanks To Our 2021 Event Partners

Special Thanks To Our 2021 Friends of the ARTS

Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corp
First Citizens Bank
Holmes Security Systems
City Center Gallery & Books
Valley Radiology
Lumbee Guaranty Bank
ERA Strother Real Estate
Callahan & Rice Insurance Group

Making A Difference In Our Community

The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS. 
 
Grants, programs, and services are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.