Dickens of a Christmas 2009

Some you may remember my talking about our town’s annual “Dickens of a Christmas” last year, an event where they close off Main Street and have different groups performing, different shops with live scenes from the Victorian era in the display windows, etc. We almost didn’t have it this year. The group that had been organizing it was not going to be able to continue. But another group stepped up and took over, so we were happy to attend again.

I didn’t take many pictures because it held everyone else up and because there were a lot of people and often a clear shot was not available. But here are a few.

This was a dancing group that would occasionally pull in some of the observers.

On the store windows were signs with the names of the participating groups, and one of the signs for this group was:

That made me envision a bunch of dancing nuns. But they were not those kinds of sisters. πŸ™‚

This was a neat window display.

The handbell (…choir? Performers? Players?) group made me think of Quilly.

I thought these were pretty nightgowns…

But the sign said they were…

Sorry about the glare. The photo I took without the flash was blurry.

Here is a scene from A Christmas Carol:

When we came by later, Marley was there, chains and all. Wish I could’ve gotten a shot of that!

Sherlock Holmes:


Florence Nightingale (the guy with the cap is a reflection of someone looking in — he is not in the scene):

Our one big downtown building lit up a window display:

These were not in a window display. πŸ™‚ This is Jason and Mittu looking cute in the matching hats and scarves Mittu’s mom made for them.

Our favorite little brass group from last year wasn’t there — at least not in the place they were last year. If they were there somewhere, we missed them.

There was also a food court where area restaurants could set up a booth. We got a slice of pizza and later on hot chocolate and apple cider.

It was definitely a fun evening, and I hope the tradition continues!

9 thoughts on “Dickens of a Christmas 2009

  1. This looks like so much fun. And what great photos my friend. πŸ™‚ What a good thing to have to add to the holidays. Stuff like this is what Christmas should be about πŸ™‚ How fun πŸ™‚

  2. How fun! I *think* there is a town in NY state that does something similar. I’d love to be able to attend one of these events sometime… preferably in costume!;)

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