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A Dickens of a Christmas in Berkeley Springs

Seasonal cheer and goodwill is coming to Morgan County with A Dickens of Christmas in Berkeley Springs. This new event will be held during the first two weeks of December 2013 and includes a wide range of activities—all of which are are free.

            Characters from the beloved holiday tale A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens—including Scrooge himself—will wander the streets and interact with visitors. Carolers, many in period dress, from numerous local choral groups, will share holiday songs and visitors are welcome to join in. Musical sounds of the season will be through town. Costumed storytellers will spin their tales throughout the event.


TreeFest, located at The Ice House at Independence and Mercer Streets, is a magical indoor forest of unique and beautiful trees, each decorated by a local business or organization, and including a Community Tree, decorated with the hopes and wishes of visitors.

            TreeFest also incudes vendors offering unusual crafts and gifts, as well as the legendary Artist’s Co-Op Gallery and Retail Shop of the Morgan Arts Council (MAC). Admission to TreeFest is free, but donations are gratefully accepted and are designated for MAC’s art programs for children.

            Rumor has it that a certain jolly gentleman and his wife will be in attendance at TreeFest to hear Christmas wishes from boys and girls.

            Many of the merchants in Berkeley Springs’s specialty shops will also be in period dress and many will also have special coupons available for holiday shopping.

            A Yule Log will be located in the vicinity or Fairfax Street beginning at 5 p.m. on both Saturdays. As they warm themselves around the fire, visitors will be given the traditional springs of holly to make their wishes as the holly is cast into the Yule flames.

            All events during A Dickens of Christmas in Berkeley Springs are free. Events are still being added to the schedule, so stay up to date by visiting Facebook at

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