The Downtown Alliance is stepping up to keep A Dickens Holiday alive!

The Downtown Alliance is stepping up to keep A Dickens Holiday alive!

The Downtown Alliance has been welcomed to continue A Dickens Holiday, the 22 year old event, the day after Thanksgiving in tandem with the Arts Council’s revised holiday event. The Dickens festivities will be centered around downtown’s historic Victorian era train station, The Fayetteville Area History Museum located on Franklin Street at Maxwell Street.

Event goers can also anticipate the spirit of Dickens to extend throughout Downtown Fayetteville that day. The Downtown Alliance, a non-profit membership organization of businesses in Downtown Fayetteville, as a founding creating partner of A Dickens Holiday is excited to be continuing this beloved holiday tradition and invites everyone to join the festivities. Come in your most dashing Victorian dress if you wish, Make plans to experience the iconic horse drawn carriage rides, drink cider, and support your local small businesses downtown this holiday season.

For the Downtown Alliance and many of you, A Dickens Holiday is about community and all the people who support our small businesses every holiday season. As the day of the event expands and changes the Alliance is delighted to be able to help keep this nostalgic event in the lineup. To many, Dickens is a family tradition, a day to step back in time, a place to connect with our community. Dickens lives in the heart of every single person who has enjoyed this event over the last 22 years. We encourage everyone to come out November 25th, to enjoy the festivities while shopping and eating with our local downtown businesses.

As our Alliance president Isabella Effon, owner of Taste of West Africa, is quoted “the holiday season is a time of celebration, of life and love, of old traditions and creating new ones.”

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