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Dickens Christmas Festival (formally Victorian Festival of Christmas)


  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (map)
Dickens Christmas Festival-victorian festival of Christmas 2019

The newly named Dickens Christmas Festival will return to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard between the weekend of 29th November to 1st December 2019.

The festival will see the return of all the family favourites, transporting visitors to a bygone era where colourful characters roam the snow-covered cobbled streets.

You’ll encounter an ever-popular traditional Father Christmas dressed in green, Scrooge in his carry carriage, chimney sweeps, and Victorian magicians and musicians.

Fagin’s Tavern in the Spiegeltent, a bustling Christmas market, and street performers along the snowy lanes — it’ll all be there.

Find out more about the event via the Festival website here: https://www.historicdockyard.co.uk/dickens-christmas

Earlier Event: October 20
The Portsmouth Great South Run 2019