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Dickensian Christmas Festival in Rochester this weekend

Characters from the pages of Charles Dickens' stories will come to life and parade through the snow-laden streets this weekend.

Rochester will become a Victorian festive scene as the annual Dickensian Christmas Festival takes to the streets on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.

Fagin and Nancy at last year's Dickensian Christmas Festival Picture: Steve Crispe
Fagin and Nancy at last year's Dickensian Christmas Festival Picture: Steve Crispe

The scene will hopefully be more A Christmas Carol than Hard Times when there will be a feast of Victorian treats with a parade of costumed characters and the festive market in Rochester Castle Gardens - plus guaranteed snowfall.

Highlights include street performers, an open air carol concert and a candlelit procession.

The popular market will feature stalls packed with unique gifts and stocking fillers with festive music playing.

Alongside it, there will be a Bavarian food village and a funfair with live entertainment.

It is on site from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8.

Tyler and Annabella at last year's Christmas Festival Picture: Steve Crispe
Tyler and Annabella at last year's Christmas Festival Picture: Steve Crispe

On Fridays rides cost £1 and activities are also half price.

Details at medway.gov.uk

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Dickensian characters will parade the streets
Dickensian characters will parade the streets

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