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Greater Lafayette Commerce Presents 15th Annual Dickens of a Christmas

Because nothing says traditional Christmas like an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas, the Greater Lafayette Commerce is hosting visitors to the Greater Lafayette area for their 15th annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration. The event will be held on the streets and in the businesses of downtown Lafayette and West Lafayette in Tippecanoe County.

Because Charles Dickens told the second most popular Christmas story (read the book of Luke for the first one), Greater Lafayette Commerce holds their event year after year to help people in the area usher in the Christmas spirit.

It runs from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, December 3rd. They will have live performances by choirs and entertainers, roving carolers, a holiday farmers market, ice skating, and costumed artisans and artists demonstrating their craft. And of course, it’s not a Dickens Christmas without Dickens and Victorian street characters.

The Dickens characters will also enact the last scene from A Christmas Carol at Riehle Plaza, and then GLC will flip the switch and simultaneously light the Courthouse Dome, Riehle Plaza, Big Four Depot, and the Lafayette Community Tree.

GLC also says that many downtown restaurants will be open for dinner — a great place to warm up after walking around on a chilly afternoon — and many downtown merchants will stay open late for shoppers who are staying after hours.

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