One-third of The Dickens Christmas Show is dedicated to Non-Profit Run Festivals. Each festival is created around the Victorian Period and its’ Age Old Holiday Traditions. All of the Magnificent Pieces that create the Festivals are for sale, by Silent Auction at the Show. To make things even more intriguing, an assortment of Gift Certificates of all kinds, Show Tickets, Restaurant Vouchers, and so Much More, come with each of them, creating an even more Irresistible Ensemble!
100% of the overhead of the sponsoring Charities Festivals, is taken care of either by sponsors, donors or the Show, itself. No one is paid. All Volunteers donate their time. Charities retain 100% of all the funds raised at the Festivals, for their Dedicated Missions.
The Festival of Trees is a 39 Year Old Festival, comprised of Fifty Fabulous Christmas Trees in various Styles, Shapes, Color Schemes and Themes from Classic Red and Gold to Sports themes, Santa themes, Toy themes…you name it. Each year the Trees seem to get more Beautiful.
100% of all the Tree Sales, go to Coastal Carolina University’s “Life Program”. The Life Program is a fabulous, four year, post- secondary education and transition program for adults who have mild to moderate intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. It prepares the students with the life skills they need to work and live Productive, Independent Adult Lives.
The Festival of Tables features Fifty Gorgeous Centerpieces, each one Completely Different from the next. They can range from Holiday –Themed Creations to beautiful Floral Designs that will enhance any space, from homes to offices.
100% of the Funds raised go to the Waccamaw Animal Rescue Mission (WARM). WARM is a no-kill Animal Refuge, whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate, Companion Animals of all kinds, Miscellaneous Farm Animals and any number of Wild-Life Animals too!
A plethora of Fifty Beautiful Wreaths, each bedecked in different Color Schemes and Decors. From Lit to Unlit, from Plush Green to Wreaths flocked with Snow, there is sure to be something for everyone’s door, fireplace or wall. While strolling this Festival, you will find each Wreath Beautifully Displayed on Victorian-Themed White Doors, Trimmed in Red.
100% of the Sales of the Wreaths goes to The Kiwanis Club whose objective is to help a Variety of Organizations that focus on Children and their needs during the Holiday Times. This project fits right in with their overall mission of Improving the World by Helping One Child and One Community at a Time.
Five, three dimensional Victorian Double Sided Fireplaces provide the perfect background for the display of Fifty Massive Victorian Stockings that create this Festival. The Stockings range from color-scheme to color-scheme, from Disney to Traditional… and on and on, each with its own unique look, each one decorated by individual artists and Filled with all sorts of Presents and Treasures.
100% of the sales of Stockings goes to A Father’s Place whose mission is to engage and empower fathers in the positive support of their children through goal-oriented programs that enable them to find stable employment, practice healthy parenting, and gain hope for the future of their family. They help by providing community-based programs and support groups for fathers, free of charge. Help get fathers back in their communities, assist with finding jobs, and so much more.
This Festival provides a look into the various ways that different countries celebrate their winter solstice holidays and a taste of their Holiday Foods. This year’s Festival of Worlds is comprised of a plethora of sponsoring organizations throughout the Grand Strand. Each sponsor will offer their own special take on a Holiday Dish for everyone to enjoy.
All sponsoring organizations keep 100% of the funds taken in.
This spectator event takes place in a three dimensional Victorian Castle setting, complete with Turrets and Iron Gates, heavily bedecked in Holiday Décor. A collection of three dimensional Golden Knights add their own historic touch to the scene. Inside, Santa can be found, waiting for children both good and bad, to inform him of their wishes. The Castle provides the opportunity for parents and grandparents to preserve the memory of their precious little ones with Santa, through pictures.
100% 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. Every year their entire team dresses as Elves and helps Santa as the children put in their wishes for the holiday. The Elves even bring their amazing miniature horses because Santa loves to see them too!