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Dickens Holiday Celebration
December 14 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm$25
December 14th, 2019 will be the Printing Museum’s ever popular annual event, our Dickens Holiday Celebration. From 10 am to 4 pm guests will have the opportunity to experience Victorian England as never before. Visitors must reserve tickets for a specific performance time (11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm) as we have limited seating in our theater. Ticket prices are $25 per person or $80 for a group of four.
PLEASE NOTE Guests for the 3 pm show are encouraged to arrive by 1:30 to enjoy all the other activities before the 3 pm show after which the event is over.
RESERVATIONS HAVE CLOSED (there will be a limited number of available seats at the door for the 11 am and 1 pm shows) Tickets for the 3 pm show are available.
Give us a call 310-515-7166 with any questions…
Your transportation back in time will cause the Museum’s galleries to be transformed into Fezziwig’s Warehouse with special presentations, tours, carolers, music, and the chance to print your own Victorian cards on antique presses from the 1850’s. You will have the chance to meet characters from various Dickens novels including the nefarious Fagin, the mad Miss Havisham and the sneaky Artful Dodger. Nathaniel Winkle from The Pickwick Papers will try to sell Ol’ Ben Franklin’s Electro-Static Generator as a Christmas present with”shocking results!” Enjoy the vintage holiday music from “Captain Jack” and his 1895 Concert Roller Organ. Even Queen Victoria and Father Christmas himself will be gracing us with their presence (hope you we’re good this year otherwise he’ll give you coal).
The highlight of your visit will be with Mr. Charles Dickens himself entertaining guests in the Museum’s Heritage Theater; he will retell his most famous story, A Christmas Carol, becoming Scrooge and randomly using his audience as cast members.
There will be a festive lunch of an English Banger, gingerbread and punch included with your ticket. We believe that it would be a humbug if you did not come to the International Printing Museum’s Dickens Holiday Celebration dressed in your finest Victorian dress! If you are not sure how to dress Victorian, click here to learn the secrets to a simple and easy way of coming properly dressed for this seasonal event.
What better way to remember your Victorian adventure than a genuine tin-type souvenir picture made with wet-plate photography and antique camera equipment! For an additional expense the experts at Bailey Denton Photography will capture you at your Victorian finest! (If you don’t have the proper era outfits they can provide them)
It is important that you make your reservations early as this event sells out quickly each year. You may also purchase your tickets by calling the Printing Museum at (310) 515-7166.