Dickens Holiday Festival
Sunday, December 10, 2017
From 10AM to 4:30PM.
This year the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation will pay homage to the holiday spirit and Charles Dickens with its Dickens Holiday Festival on Sunday, December 10, from 10am to 4:30pm.
Housed in the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution — the site of Francis Cabot Lowell’s first manufacturing Mill — the Museum is the perfect backdrop to showcase Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and "Tea with Mrs. Dickens." In the Museum’s Main Gallery, which once functioned as the last boiler house for the Boston Manufacturing Company, costumed actors will be reading scenes from the classic holiday tale. Additionally Catherine Dickens (as portrayed by actress Marci Diamond) shares stories about her life, Victorian Christmas and culinary traditions, and what it's like to be married to the most famous author in the world.
The holiday merriment continues upstairs in the old engine room of the Boston Manufacturing Company. Now a ballroom, this space will be filled with musical performances by carolers, bell ringers and a fiddler. For your shopping needs, vendors will be hawking holiday wares for near future seasonal celebrations. There will be soap makers, handmade lace, fantastic art, unique jewelry and so much more!
All this to be enjoyed in the decked out halls of the Museum for standard Museum admission of: $10 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+) and Students, Free for Kids under 5, Members, and Active Duty Military
2017 Craft Vendors:
A Few of My Favorite Strings • A Passion Fur Paws • Art By Rosie
Crow's Castle • Diamonds And Dinosaurs
Doll Clothes by Janet • E.N.D. Bakery • Freedom Jewelry
Geeks Bearing Gifts • Glass Monkey Arts
Hames & Axle Farm's Surfing • Goat Soaps • HyBrasil Arts
Moon Glory Gears • Robinwoods Design • Sand, Sea & Steam
Scrapped and Found • Silver Owl Creations • Storyteller Jewelry
Tatted Webs • The Steampunk Unicorn
2017 Performance Schedule
In the Main Gallery:
11:30 AM - Merry Band of Players - A Christmas Carol/Staves 1-2
1:00 PM - The Actors Company/Marci Diamond - Tea With Mrs. Dickens
2:30 PM - The Merry Band of Players - A Christmas Carol/Staves 3-5
In the Jackson Room (2nd Floor):
10:20 AM - The Victorian Carollers - Carols
11:00 AM - The Sasanach - Fiddler
11:40 AM - The Victorian Carollers - Carols
1:30 PM - The Very Merry Dickens Carolers - Carols
2:10 PM - Merrimack Valley Ringers - Bell Ringers
2:50 PM - The Very Merry Dickens Carolers - Carols
3:30 PM - Merrimack Valley Ringers - Bell Ringers
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