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The Best Guide to the Dickens Festival in St. George

Family Time Vacation Rentals | 10.05.18

Step back in time to the days of famous English author Charles Dickens! Journey through a village full of Olde English shops, fortune tellers, royalty, orphans, and hundreds of period costumes at the Dickens Festival in St. George. This exciting holiday celebration is one of Southern Utah’s premier winter festivals and features plenty of excellent shopping, family entertainment, and guest appearances from Father Christmas. Are you looking for other fun things to do in the area? Request access to our free Vacation Guide for a complete list packed with local recommendations and tips on the best activities and entertainment in Southern Utah!

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What to Do at the Dickens Festival in St. George


This isn’t just any old Christmas festival. Once you walk through the doors of the Dixie Convention Center, you are immediately met with the sweet smell of roasted nuts, candy apples, and kettle corn. As you sample an assortment of tasty goodies and treats, meander your way through the winding streets lined with rows of themed shops. Stop and grab some early Christmas gifts for your loved ones or for yourself! Carolers, ghosts, and Ebenezer Scrooge wander through the crowds, making you wonder if you are actually in mid-nineteenth century London. You might even spot Queen Victoria and her court traipsing down the street.


Two stages are set up on opposite sides of the town, providing special holiday entertainment for everyone at the festival. Take a break from shopping and watch a mini-musical production of “Scrooge” and “Oliver Twist” or head over to meet the “real” Father Christmas on Tiny Tim Street! You never know who you’ll run into at the Dickens Festival in St. George!

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After a fun day filled with Christmas spirit and holiday joy at the Dickens Festival in St. George, take the beautiful hour and a half drive back to your cozy Family Time Vacation Rentals cabin. Our premium accommodations provide the perfect stay in some of the most gorgeous and picturesque settings in the U.S. Open your door and embark on an outdoor winter journey unlike any other! Rent a snowmobile and zip through the Southern Utah backcountry while gazing at the breathtaking natural monuments in Bryce Canyon National Park and Dixie National Forest. Take the kids over to Brian Head Resort for some adrenaline-pumping snow tubing or ski lessons. If you want to relax after having fun outside all day, grab some food at one of the best restaurants in Brian Head.

Our Park-U-Pine Chalet luxury rental has everything you need for the perfect family winter vacation! This property sleeps up to 12 guests and features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. A full kitchen, washer and dryer, and plenty of standard home furnishings make for a comfortable and convenient stay. You can even bring your furry friend to the cabin!

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