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San Francisco: Great Dickens Christmas Fair offers discounted tickets

November 30, 2010|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
(Tom Politeo )

Looking for some British-type Christmas hype? The Great Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in the San Francisco area offers rows and rows of crafts, food and performers in period costumes. Buy tickets online through Saturday and receive up to a 20% discount.

The deal: This holiday replica meant to conjure up Victorian London includes dances at Fezziwig's Warehouse, carolers at the Father Christmas Stage and the Pipe & Bowl Morris dancers at Mad Sal’s Dockside Alehouse. The vibe is giddy and over the top, but isn't that the point of making merry? Click here to see a map of the streets and some of the fair's features.

The discount applies to tickets bought online and printed out at home for any admission date. Discounted tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children 5 to 11; children younger than 5 go for free. Admission prices at the door are $25 per adult and $12 for children 5 to 11.

When: You must buy the discounted tickets by 11:59 p.m. PST Saturday. The fair is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 19.

Tested: The discount is available online now. Note that there's a $1-per-ticket service charge for online purchases and that coupons and other discounts can't be combined with this offer.

Tip: Consider taking public transportation or walking to the Cow Palace to avoid paying $10 for parking.

Contact: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, (800) 510-1558

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