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Dickens Fest

When: Nov. 30, 2018
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Dickens Fest Edmonton is a new festival that builds on Edmonton’s exuberant embrace of its status as a Winter City.

A small group of community builders and enthusiasts are working with the Citadel Theatre to build a spectacular winter festival in the heart of downtown Edmonton – Dickens Fest Edmonton. In this first year, the Citadel Theatre is delighted to partner in this exciting adventure.

If you’ve ever attended A Christmas Carol at the Citadel, you know the excitement a Dickens theme brings to the Christmas season. This year, the Citadel is presenting two 19th century, Christmas-themed productions:Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (a ‘sequel’ to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice) and A Christmas Carol.

The founding committee of Dickens Fest Edmonton is working with the Citadel this winter to build a strong festive centre in the heart of downtown, with the theatre hosting  Christmas teas, a 19th century Christmas dinner, and a street market in the Citadel’s large central corridor, as well as a dazzling display in the theatre’s iconic Lee Pavilion.

Dickens Fest Edmonton 2018 will be held at the Citadel from November 30 to December 2. However, the Citadel’s  Pavilion of Light will be open to the public from mid-November through to the end of the year.

Our core mission statement for the festival, to paraphrase Charles Dickens himself, is “Humanity is Our Business.” The festival will always seek to raise money for charitable purposes, to help our fellow Edmontonians in need.

Those who wish to support Dickens Fest Edmonton, through donations or other means, are asked to contact Director of Fund Development at the Citadel, Sydney Stuart, at sstuart@citadeltheatre.com. The Citadel Theatre, as a registered charity and sponsor of this event, will issue charitable tax receipts for qualifying contributions.

Dickens Fest Events:

Friday, November 16, 5 P.M. - Lighting of the Lee Pavilion

Friday, November 30/Saturday December, 1, 11 A.M. to 8 P.M. - Christmas Market

Saturday, December 1, 12 P.M. - Christmas Tea

Sunday, December 2, 12 P.M. - Christmas Tea

Sunday, December 2, 6 P.M. - A Nineteenth Century Christmas Dinner

Tickets for Dickens Fest Edmonton events go on sale Monday, September 24, 2018 at 5 p.m. 

To purchase tickets for A Nineteenth Century Christmas Dinner, click here.

To purchase tickets for a Christmas Tea, click here.

No tickets are required to attend the Christmas Market or the Lighting of the Lee Pavilion. 

Questions? Call our Box Office at 780.425.1820. You can also purchase tickets for events over the phone or in person at the Box Office.

To contact the producer of Dickens Fest Edmonton, send an e-mail to dickensfest@citadeltheatre.com.

Be sure to re-visit this webpage for updated information on Dickens Fest Edmonton events!

We believe this event will catch fire throughout much of downtown Edmonton. It is our hope that you will join us on the ground floor of an exciting new festival that builds on our Winter City initiative!

Dickens Fest Edmonton Founding Committee:
Marie Soprovich
President, CEO
Aquarian Renovations
Brent A. Collingwood
Executive Director
River Valley Alliance
Glenise Harvey
A & H Steel
Richard Wong
General Manager
Shaw Conference Centre
Chantell Ghosh
Executive Director
Citadel Theatre and Academy