Dickens of a Christmas

The little town where we live (which so happens was named Money Magazine’s 2nd best city to live in in the United States) has Dickens of a Christmas every year.  All of the store owners dress like Dickens characters, they close off the streets for a festival, it fake snows on you..it’s magical.  We love to go.
Mom and me

Smith and Papa Jay

We brought along that guy.

Kensington went tubing down an ice slide.  She loved it!

Mom and me in the old-fashioned candy store.

Everyone sharing popcorn and watching the festivities.

I claim this stocking.  No one disagreed.
Christmas is here!  Don’t forget to check out my foodie blog for all of your festive food!
And PS: The last time I wore this scarf,  received numerous comments asking where it came from.  I couldn’t find the exact one but click here to see one very similar!  Have a great day!

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  • Anonymous November 29, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    We live in Allen and was going to go to Dicken's but we figured it would be too crowded! Did a lot of people notice who Sean was and stop and talk/take pictures with him? I know if I would have saw him I would have been too shy to go up to him!

  • Danielle Carroll November 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    That sounds like so much fun! I always read a Dickens book in December..it just seems appropriate. I started early this year and am reading Oliver Twist! I wish they did something like that where I'm from!

  • Kara Beam November 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So I was definitely planning on asking where you got that scarf! haha thanks for the link! Merry Christmas to your sweet family 🙂

  • Ann Permenter November 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Adorable!!! Seeing this makes me want to live here over Frisco, Plano or Allen. I love little festivals to take our girls too. Just seems like our kind of town!

  • mel @ the larson lingo November 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    How cute is your town?!?! I am LOVING your scarf & shirt combo…way to be bold with mixing & matching patterns! Did Pinterest tell you to do that? 🙂
    Super cute!

  • 4sweetboys1princess November 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I must live near you, we went to that last year and my kids loved the sledding hill. I love that area of town.
    I have started seeing the previews for the Bachelor with Sean, I wonder if it is going to get hard for him to go places because everyone is going to recognize him even more now! I know I would recognize him.

  • erin. November 30, 2012 at 1:01 am

    So much fun! There is a cute little town here on the water in Long Island that has a Dickens festival every year too. It's so much fun! The best part is when you can roast marshmallows on the street corner. Merry almost Christmas!! 🙂

  • Susan November 30, 2012 at 2:55 am

    We've only made it to Dickens once, because we always travel for Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to the Christmas parade this weekend so we can see the lights downtown.

  • Aubs November 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    LOVE smaller towns that do little things like this!! 2nd best city to live in huh??! hubby will be retiring from the navy in a few years…. 😉 looks like y'all had a great time! =)

  • the undomesticated wife January 4, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Hi there! I don't know how I found your blog, but I saw this post and had to say hi neighbor! I live in McKinney too. I've lived here since 2004 (other 'burbs prior to that) and have never once made it to a Dickens of a Christmas! Ack! But I do always go to the Mardi Gras dog parade in February..that's so much fun!