November 28th, 2013


Fayetteville NC's Annual Dickens Holiday Celebration

Photo by Lynda Ward /

Tomorrow in Fayetteville, NC, we start the Christmas season with our annual Dickens Festival. The streets will be filled with people dressed in Victorian costumes, complete with horse-drawn carriages and carolers singing. It really is a sight to behold. Our historic downtown is transformed into a bygone English era.

Above is my photo of Tiny Tim. The actors perform the play "A Christmas Carol" but then also roam the streets staying in costume and in character. This is the Tiny Tim character taking part in the candlelight procession.

What is it about festivals like this, which ends with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, that lifts the spirit? Whatever it is, I love it. And I love this time of year. I've always been a winter and a Christmas-time person.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!