|The Ghost of Christmas Future leads Scrooge|
on a tour of Dickens on the Strand
Along with the expected characters you'll see, such as Jacob Marley's ghost, Scrooge, the Spirits of Christmas, and Father Christmas himself, you'll also find many that Dickens did not envision. Pirates fill the streets, which certainly did exist in this time period, as well as Texas/Confederate soldiers, who also co-existed with Dickens. The Queeen Victoria shows up, and honors the soldiers with a review. The latest group to join in the fun are the wildly creative Steampunk characters. These actually have some literary heritage, found mostly in the writings of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. This is a genre that has evolved into something more modern, with all sorts of gadgets that Wells and Verne never dreamed of, but Hollywood has certainly helped to form.
Now in its 38th year, Dickens on the Strand is considered one of the top ten destinations to visit for Christmas fun. There are many singing and juggling acts, street performers, and parades. It is family friendly during the day, though it gets a little rowdy at night. All in all, it's a wonderfully fun day for everyone.
|A clever Steampunker who thinks|
he can fly.
|These little beggars were|
cluttering up the street.
|A very distinguished couple.|
|Father Christmas is always sure to be on hand.|
|Queen Victoria reviews the Confederate Troops.|
|Sherlock Holmes attempts to unravel the mystery|
of why he is in Texas.