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Step back in time to the year 1540 and watch in awe as knights seated on regal steeds joust with lances and provide unforgettable entertainment that the whole family will adore. The 50-acre Renaissance theme park, set in a shady pine forest, is host to a marketplace filled with more than 330 unique arts and crafts shops. One can definitely sample some of the tasty cuisine that includes a range of food and drink from around the world. The festival takes place over a period of eight weekends. See website for ticket info. The fair lasts until dusk each night.
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.