A Dickens Christmas at the Harper House

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017, 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Harper House/Hickory History Center

310 N. Center Street Hickory, NC 28601

$15 single, $20 couple

(828) 324-7294

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 12/9: Due to inclement weather conditions, A Dickens Christmas at Harper House has been canceled. Instead, we invite you and your family to join us for a screening of the performance!

How you ask? The cast has agreed to be filmed and their Director Molly Bass will edit the footage for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday December 27, 5-7pm
Victorian-era refreshments, special video screening, children's activities, and more!

Please call the County History Museum with questions during our regular business hours, which will resume Tuesday December 12, 9am-4pm.



Bring the family and step back into time as you experience a Victorian Christmas at the Harper House. 

A Dickens Christmas promo

The festivities begin earlier for the little ones from 4:00-5:30. Children can pose with characters inspired from Charles Dickens' literary classic, "A Christmas Carol". There will be a free Victorian toy for the first 50 children as well as hot cocoa, cider, and cookies. Children are also invited to play Victorian-themed games.

At 6:00, the doors will open to Mr. Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball, held in the historic Lyerly House. Fully immerse yourself in the experience by dressing the part if you'd like and learn some traditional Victorian dances to live music. Adults will enjoy two free cocktails provided by Foothills Distillery with admission.

You'll marvel at the opulent Christmas displays in the Harper House as you tour "the finest Queen Anne interior styling in the entire state" according to the North Carolina Department of Archives. The tour is included in the ticket price. Watch the story of "The Christmas Carol" unfold while touring the rooms and halls of the Harper House.