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About the Dickens Christmas Show
One third of the Dickens Christmas Show Floor is dedicated to Festivals and Attractions. Each Festival is run by a different non-profit. The non-profits are challenged to create festivals that are based around the Victorian Holiday Era and its Traditions that began during that period of history. 100% of their overhead is taken care of either by sponsors, donors, and/or the show its self. No one is paid. All the volunteers donate their time.

Festival of Trees

It is a festival with a collection of 50 fabulous Christmas trees in various sizes, shapes, and styles. And…all are decorated in a variety of themes and color schemes. Each year the creations get more fabulous than before. From traditional red and gold to elaborate themed creations accompanied by gift certificates for dinning, attractions, and entertainment. Trees are sold at silent auction that runs from Thursday to Sunday afternoon. All proceeds go to the CCU’s Life Program.

The Life Program is a fabulous post-secondary education and transition program for adults who have mild to moderate intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It prepares students with the life skills they need to complete their post-secondary education. Also, the program helps students to gain and maintain meaningful employment and the ability to live independent and productive adult lives.

Festival of Tables

Is a festival comprised of 50 plus gorgeous centerpieces with various themes displayed on top of high-top tables covered in metallic gold. Each creation is unique, and many are accompanied by gift certificates ranging from services to dining options, the centerpieces are also sold at silent auction. All proceeds go to The Waccamaw Animal Recuse Mission (Warm). WARM is a no kill animal refuge whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate companion animals, farm animals, and wild life.

Festival of Wreaths

This festival features an array of Holiday wreaths displayed on Victorian entranceways of white doors on red frames. These creations are made on wreaths that range from green to flocked white and some even have with lighted accents. The creations vary in decor from traditional to themed. And as in the other Festivals, many wreaths have additional gift certificates to further enhance their appeal. They too are available for silent auction. The Kiwanis club is the recipient of the funds generated by this silent auction. Their profits are used to helping organizations that focus on children during the Christmas Holidays. Their mission is improving the world by helping one child and one community at a time.

Festival of Stockings

This festival features 50 different Christmas Stockings displayed on massive period Victorian fireplaces. The stocking, as in the other festivals will be decorated in whatever theme the sponsor decides and will also have the winning certificates, service certificates and gifts that enhance the other festivals. A silent auction is also used to sell these creations. The recipient of this festival is the Family Justice Center. The center’s primary mission is working to provide a safe and welcoming environment for the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

The Festival of Worlds

Provides a look into the various ways that different countries celebrate their winter solace holidays and a taste of their holiday food. This year’s sponsoring organizations are: The Vietnamese Buddhist Association - sponsoring A Taste of Asia, The Myrtle Beach High Schools Parent Teachers Association sponsoring A Taste of Italy. The Red Cross- sponsoring A Taste of France, Temple Emanuel sponsoring A Taste of Ireland, and the Ladies Philoptochos Society sponsoring "A Taste of Greece". All sponsoring organizations keep 100% of their funds raised.

Santa’s Castle

This spectator creation is a three dimensional Victorian Castle setting, complete with Turrets and Iron Gates, heavily bedecked in holiday decor. A collection of three dimensional Golden Knights add their historic touch to the setting. Inside, Santa can be found, waiting patiently for children both good and bad to inform him of their wishes. For the holiday, parents and grandparents have the opportunity to have pictures made of their children with Santa. The photo is sure to be a keepsake of this experience and treasured for years to come. All proceeds go to The Barnabas Horse Foundation. Their mission is to provide equine assisted therapy for individuals and families recovering from a traumatic experience and\or to improve the quality of life of children and adults with disabilities through human and horse interaction. Their entire team can be found dressed as Santa’s Helpers (Elves) and every year they traditionally bring their amazing miniature horses that Santa and the attendees love to see.

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