Dickens festival in Deventer, NL – 14.+15.12.2013


For those of you who love Charles Dickens, Deventer is the place to be in December for its annual Dickens Festival.

Dates: Saturday 14th December & Sunday 15th December 2013
Time: 11.00 – 17.00 hours
Place: Bergkwartier – City centre Deventer
Entree: Free (waiting time +/- 60 minutes)  

The 19th century of Charles Dickens lives again in the picturesque Bergkwartier in Deventer on the 14th and 15th of December. More than 900 figures from the famous books of Dickens will revive. Oliver Twist, Scrooge, Marley and Mr. Pickwick, they are all there. Vagabonds are begging, thieves are stealing. You smell the punch, puffed potatoes and roasted chestnuts. Wealthy ladies and gentlemen with top hats parade in the streets. Christmas Carol Singers go from door to door. The scenery of the festival consists of historical buildings and houses, Christmas trees and thousand of little lights. Not only in the street, but also behind the windows, in the houses and in the little shops and galleries the romantic time of Dickens will revive. All the shops in de city are open on this Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday the 15th of December the whole centre of the city will have the ambience of Christmas. There will be a market on the main square with 200 stands. The Christmas ambience continues in the churches in the city centre with a cultural program. Different choirs, orchestra and vocal ensembles will bring Christmas music.

The Dickens Festival is held every year and more than 120.000 persons visit this event. Please note that there is a waiting queue of +/- 60 minutes for the entrance of the Dickens Festival.

Source: Dickens Festival Deventer


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