This town transforms back to the 1840s, when Charles Dickens’ book, A Christmas Carol, was published. Carolers will fill the streets, and you can ride a horse-drawn carriage through town before sampling some hot cocoa and chestnuts roasted on an open fire.

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This article is presented in partnership with Warrensburg Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Warrensburg transforms back to the 1840s when Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published on Saturday, December 3rd, from 10 am to 3 pm. A Dickens’ Christmas features Father Christmas at the historic train station, a horse-drawn carriage ride, hot cocoa and roasted chestnuts, carolers in period costumes filling the streets, and artisans and other makers filling the windows as the town travels back in time for some old-fashioned Christmas fun.

Local artists will demonstrate their traditional crafts such as glass-blowing, paper-making, crochet, woodworking, and more at local businesses, which will of course be full of holiday gift ideas.

A Tiny Tim Soup Stroll will sell a limited number of tickets for $10, and you can help determine this year’s Soup Champion. Tickets are available in advance through Warrensburg Main Street and a small number will be available the day of the event at Awesome Blossoms (212 N Holden St.) in Warrensburg,

Stop by the Winter Farmers’ Market where many seasonal vendors will have their crafts and winter veggies available for purchase by the Downtown Courthouse from 10am – 2pm.

Dickens’ Christmas is a family-friendly holiday event, and the town invites visitors to get into the holiday spirit by coming in period clothing, as well. For more information about Dickens’ Christmas or other Downtown Warrensburg events, click here or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.