Great great grandson of Charles Dickens to perform

The holiday season gets a kick start this weekend in Cambridge when the great great grandson of Charles Dickens visits to perform his ancestor's A Christmas Carol.

Cambridge is already renowned for its Dickens Victorian Village. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Gerald Dickens, an actor and producer from Oxford in England, will perform his one-man rendition of Great Great Granddad's famous story.

Gerald Dickens Presents "A Christmas Carol" will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $18 per person and are available at www.DickensVictorianVillage.com/events.php. Tickets also can be purchased the Dickens Welcome Center, 745 Steubenville Ave., or at the door while supplies last. All tickets are general admission.

Mr. Dickens also will be a special guest in the Queen's Parade in Historic Downtown Cambridge on Nov. 8. The parade steps off at 1 p.m. from the Cambridge Municipal Court parking lot and ends at the Victorian Street Fair on East Eight Street. Mr. Dickens will be available for photographs and to sign autographs here and after his 7 p.m. performance.

Dickens Victorian Village takes place from Nov. 1 through early January each year when Historic Downtown Cambridge comes to life with 92 scenes of 166 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. To add to the festive atmosphere, each evening from 5:30 – 9 p.m., the magnificent 1881 Guernsey County Courthouse pulsates to holiday music with synchronized lights. For more information, visit DickensVictorianVillage.com or call 866-334-6446.