Dickens Festival at Stadium

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Dec 06, 2014
12:00 am - 10:00 pm

Wright Park

District: Stadium

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The tenth annual Dickens Festival is coming. It was begun by Mario and Frances Lorenz, who continue as co-chairs of the organizing committee. The One Mile Fun Run around Wright Park begins the festival at 8:30 am. It’s for all ages. This event is free. Beginning at 11 am and lasting until 5 pm, continual musical and theatrical entertainment will be at two venues: King’s Books and Titus Will Showroom. In addition, free carriage rides will be featured in the Stadium District. Craft vendors will be available at Titus Will Showroom. At 5 pm a beard and costume contest will be held at King’s Books, with varied prizes for winners. Victorian dress is encouraged for all ages. The Procession of Stars at the 10th Annual Dickens Festival at Stadium starts at 5:30 pm and will encircle Tacoma’s historic Wright Park. The Seymour Conservatory will be featuring their own Victorian Holiday Celebration on the same day from 10 am to 3 pm. Participants may visit with a Victorian-dressed Santa and/or listen to children’s stories there. The festival day will end with a ball to be held at 6:30 at David’s on Broadway, located at 539 Broadway in Tacoma. It is to be a benefit dinner-dance with live music by Valse Café Orchestra. Proceeds from an auction will go to Metropolitan Development Council of Tacoma, which serves the poor and homeless. Tickets are available from Diana Schroader at 253-324-5212. They are $45 each or two for $80.