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‘What the Dickens’ holiday festival at Gardens Dec. 5
Festival will feature the works of Charles Dickens and other performers with a Victorian twist

‘What the Dickens’ holiday festival at Gardens Dec. 5

By Lee Stephens….

Festival will feature the works of Charles Dickens and other performers with a Victorian twist

Pinecrest Gardens and Pinecrest Cultural Arts will host the inaugural Charles Dickens themed holiday festival and gift bazaar, What the Dickens.

The multi-denominational extravaganza is schedule for Sunday, Dec. 5, and is sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables and Cutler Bay. It will feature the works of Charles Dickens and other performers with a Victorian twist — Oliver Twist, that is.

The promoters promise that it will be a day of shopping, entertainment and food, with choirs, craft artisans, puppeteers, mimes, bag pipers, theatrical performances and even holiday bell ringers in venues located throughout the Gardens. There will even be a special performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on the new stage in the Banyan Bowl.

The Gardens will open at 10 a.m. with the lighting of a Christmas tree and will close at 6 p.m. with the lighting of a Hanukkah Menorah. Admission is $5 per person, with children five and under admitted free.

“Our Holiday Festival and Gift Bazaar is a special opportunity for Pinecrest Gardens to bring together the community at large with live performances, tasty treats and a range of festivities,” said Gardens director Alana Perez. “We encourage everyone to come and celebrate the season.”

Whether you light a Christmas tree, Hanukkah Menorah or Kwanzaa candles, there will be something for everyone.

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road. For more information, call 305-669-6990 or go to www.pinecrestgardens. org.

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