Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Be it declared that Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. will present the third annual DickensFest-a holiday destination in Joplin for all lords, ladies and their children. Mark your calendar for Friday through Sunday, December 7-9, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This event will be centered on Moffet Avenue between Third and Fourth Street in Joplin’s residential historic district. Admission is FREE, but donation buckets will be available.
DickensFest will feature winter lights, an outdoor Olde English village with realistic storefronts, costumed Dickens characters from the Dream Theatre Company, indoor/outdoor food and craft vendors, indoor art show/sale, live Nativity, petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, Father Christmas, train ride for kids, and more.
Nightly indoor concerts will be held in the beautiful, historic sanctuary of First United Methodist Church at 501 West 4 Street. Performances will include the Heartland Band, the Keenagers, Show-Me Harmony Chorus, the church’s Christmas hand bells, organ and Victorian quartet, plus much more.