The 39th Annual Dickens Festival in Holly runs on weekends through December 9th

HOLLY, Mich. (WXYZ) - You can shop, eat, laugh and listen to live entertainment at the Dickens Festival in Holly.

The Dickens Festival is now in its 39th year.

It takes visitors back to a simpler time when Charles Dickens' classic story, "A Christmas Carol" took place.

Actors and shopkeepers dress in attire from the period and many have accents inspired by "A Christmas Carol."

There are plenty of places to shop while you're there. Holly Hills Primitives features handmade items ranging from just a few dollars to a few hundred for some of the hand-crafted furniture. Great Lakes Marketplace features all Michigan-made products and artwork.

You can also grab a quick bite to eat at several spots throughout downtown Holly, including Great Lakes Marketplace, where a variety of vendors from the area will be giving away free samples.

There is also a sled hill for kids, free pictures with Santa and live music. The AJA Bells of Harmony choir will perform each weekend.

Scrooge, from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will also perform a live reading of the story daily.

The Queen of the festival also helps couples renew their wedding vows by the big Christmas tree.

Admission to the festival is free.

They are open during the following weekends:

November 25th:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

December 1st & 2nd: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

December 8th & 9th: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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