Photographer Cheryl Tessens has captured the magic of this community tradition over the years. “I loved the Dickens Festival when I was a kid,” she said. “And I love it even more today than I did back then.
“It takes you back to another place in time and in history. It’s a place where Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” comes to life I love all the sights,sounds, and smells of Christmas long ago. It’s magical! The Dickens Festival has something for everyone…young and old alike.”
Grand Marshals of the lighted parade this year were Dawn and Dick Rossell, who co-chaired the Dickens Festival in 2012, a time when it looked like the festival might not continue. Ed Coleman, of Coleman and Sons Garage, was also recognized with a plaque for being in business for 50 years in Holly.
Festivities include a 100 ft sledding hill, visits with Santa in the Tiny Tim’s Children’s Tent, horse-drawn carriage rides, chimney sweep performances, stunts by Clark Lewis and more. The Detroit Model Railroad Club has open houses, and of course the local shops and restaurants are open to welcome guests, with plenty of great gift ideas for the holidays.
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