Last year I had the pleasure of attending the famous Christmas Dickens Fair in San Francisco's Cow Palace while visiting friends. I was taken by surprise from the attention to detail, the costumes, food, alcohol, entertainment and design were overwhelming wonderful. I usually walk away from these types of events un-impressed but this was an awesome experience. It really felt like I walked into another time and place. If you are in the Northern California Area or visiting CA in the next few weeks please check out this once a yearly event.