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Meet a Victorian Vendor at A Dickens Holiday!

Interact with vendors and experience Downtown Fayetteville’s transformation into a unique holiday shopping experience. Carriage rides, photos with Father Christmas, gingerbread and cider, a candle light procession, and live performances draw crowds each year—all ready to jump start their holiday shopping!

Want to hear from a vendor who has participated in A Dickens Holiday? Meet D’Shawn Russell of Southern Elegance Candle Company. After being a  Victorian vendor for three years, we stopped by her booth and asked about her motivation for participating. "My favorite part about it is really just being out in the community, interacting with people, introducing my candles to a new group of people. But really it's about the community and being in the community and just having a great time with other people in Cumberland County."

There is another reason why the Russell's attend, but you have to watch the video below to find out!

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