For many years, the San Francisco Bay Area has been the locale for an annual Dickens Christmas Fair.  The fair has been staged at several different venues around the bay.  This poster advertises the seventh annual fair held in San Francisco in the 1970ís. The fair features booths with proprietors dressed in Dickensian costumes.  Visitors are encouraged to attend wearing Victorian attire.  The Dickens Christmas Fairs are reminiscent of the tableaux vivantes of the 1800ís.