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There is also one near Charleston, in Awendaw, the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving and the next Friday and Saturday after that. I wanted to go but tickets were sold out for the afternoon I wanted to go. Children are not allowed at night.

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Bah humbug, $45 for an adult ticket to the "Great Dickens Christmas Fair" in San Francisco!

But then I suppose that's cheaper than my airline ticket to Germany.

Another Christmas market is in Cambria, California. The "market" itself is small, with perhaps a couple of dozen artisan vendors, a biergarten and Gluhwein. The bigger attraction, for me, is their display of "2+ Million" holiday lights in various holiday scenes. When I went, in 2019, one area was lighted scenes of Christmas in various other countries.

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CW, we went to the Dicken’s Fair last weekend… price to get in has gone up to $45 this year as you said, but it’s worth every penny. They do a fantastic job.

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CW, I went to the Cambria market with my sister one year (she lived nearby) and loved it! I love that town anyway and the festival made it extra special.

I also went to the Solvang Christmas fest another year and that was pretty cool, too.

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Good to know, Susan, perhaps it's time for me to give it a try.

Mardee, how fun that you went to both Solvang and Cambria. Those are both fun little towns at Christmas, and any time. The last time I went to Solvang at Christmas, they put on a small electronic light display in the street, set to music. Nothing compared to the lights at the Cambria market, but it had people smiling and dancing in the street. For anyone coming to California, they are a nice pair of stops.

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CW, if you’ve never been you’re missing out… 😊 It’s really wonderful, really fun. You really feel like your in Dicken’s London.

Get there early so you can see and enjoy everything. They have good food, the Greek Food stand’s Gyros are our favorite.

It’s (unfortunately) at the Cow Palace but once you’re inside it’s magical.