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Take tea with Charles Dickens for two more weekends at the Dickens Fair

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The popular Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Holiday Party, which opened the weekend before Thanksgiving this year, is in extra celebratory mode, remembering the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through December 22nd at the Cow Palace in Daly City. From this weekend to the end of the run, general admission at the door has risen to $30 per ticket, so keep an eye out for those discount flyers in the newspaper and in some local businesses!

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Dickens’ characters are often found enjoying a cup of tea and some cake, so why not join them? Cuthbert’s Tea Shoppe is the most popular place to have tea, so be ready to stand in line to wait for a table, and if you want a full afternoon tea menu you need to reserve your spot in advance on the Cuthbert’s website. There are a few other options if you want to have some tea at the Dickens Fair. Mr. Brown’s Fine Coffee & Teas is one of the food vendor booths. New this year is 2 English Ladies, a shop that sells cream tea supplies for your tea party pantry, like lemon curd, jam and preserves, and loose tea blends. For more information, click here.

Copyright 2013, Elizabeth Urbach.

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