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Southeast Tourism Society names Dickens Christmas Show and Festivals one of the top shows in the Southeast this winter

This year’s Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals dates are November 9-12, 2017 in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.

Each year travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is also published and promoted on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

The Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals has attracted thousands of attendees from all over the Southeast to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the local area for the past 35 years. This National Award-Winning Event is centered around a Victorian Market Place that provides attendees a step back in time to a Victorian Holiday setting with hundreds of period costumed vendors hawking everything from Arts and Crafts, Jewelry, Imported Gifts, Gourmet Foods, Holiday Décor, Toys and much, much more. This show is sure to provide something for everyone on your gift list.

In addition to vendors, there are many Festivals and Events, included on the shows floor. From the Festival of Trees, the Festival of Wreaths, the Festival of Tables and the Festival of Worlds…(All are run by nonprofits with no overhead and 100% of the funds raised going to their sponsoring charity).

Also included on the shows floor is the Hunt for the Missing Presents, Strolling Victorian Entertainers, Santa’s Castle, A Life Size Historic Santa Display, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Punch and Judy Shows, and Tea Leaf Reading and much, much more.

In addition to the events at the show, there is also a selection of Victorian Themed Historic Tours, Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Dinners, a variety of Holiday Shows at various Local Theatres and last but not least are the Victorian Holiday Teas held in a period holiday setting with period clad wait staff. After a delicious authentic English Tea, guests are treated to a live one-man performance of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.”

For more information about the 36th Annual Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals, or for tickets, click here.