About the Street Faire

Proudly produced by the Old Town Elk Grove Foundation, the Dickens Street Faire is the traditional start of the Elk Grove Yuletide Season. Held every year on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving, it is a wonderful and exciting experience you can share with your whole family. See Santa get rescued by our trusted fire department. Stroll through Old Town and explore local shops, enjoy holiday music, craft and vendor booths, eat delicious holiday foods, meet wonderful Christmas characters, and mingle with your friends and neighbors.

Free entertainment is available featuring live music, performers, Christmas carolers and a free kid’s activities in Tiny Tim Alley located in the Old Town Plaza. Enjoy taking your own pictures with Mrs. Claus and other festive characters or capture that special moment by taking advantage of purchasing a professional portraits with Santa.

At 5:00 pm the sun sets and the vendors will close up shop, but stick around for Christmas carols, continues live entertainment, and Story Time with Santa.  At 6:00 pm he will then flip the switch to light the town Christmas tree at Walnut Street.  After the tree is lit, Santa and Mrs. Claus will take some time for hot cocoa and cookies with the children.  You may bring your camera for free photos with Santa at this time.



9 am
Breakfast with Santa

10 to 5 pm
The streets in Old Town Elk Grove and Old Town Plaza come alive with shopping, music, and activities

11 am
Santa rescue at Elk Grove Lock and Safe – Elk Grove Blvd.
Strolling carolers and street entertainers will be available for photo opportunities all day!

11:30 am 
Professional photo opportunities with Santa!  Bring your own camera to Old Town Plaza for pictures with Mrs. Claus!

10 am – 4 pm
Tiny Tim Alley Kid’s area in Old Town Plaza
More photo opportunities with Mrs. Claus – Be sure to check the stage schedule to join us for Story Time with Mrs. Claus!

6:00 pm
Christmas Tree Lighting (Special thanks to the Lack Family and Leadership Elk Grove) at the corner of Elk Grove Blvd. and Walnut Ave.

Cookies with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  After Santa lights the tree, you’ll have another opportunity to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Cookies and hot cocoa are provided while it lasts.  Bring your camera!

Bring the whole family to celebrate the start of the holiday season!

Please remember no alcohol is allowed. Well-behaved, leashed pets are permitted.

Happy Holidays! From the Old Town Elk Grove Foundation







Kick off the holiday season by participating as a vendor or by being a sponsor in support of Elk Grove’s biggest holiday celebration. With more than 10,000 attendees expected, don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the Annual Dickens Street Faire.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2022 Elk Grove Dickens Street Faire, please click here to view our packages.

If interested in being a vendor at this year’s Annual Dickens Street Faire, please:

  1. Click the appropriate link below
  2. Fill out the form completely
  3. Include any required documents

Email or mail to Old Town Elk Grove Foundation
8820 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Email to dickens@elkgroveca.com

2022 Vendor Form

2022 Food Truck Vendor Form


For more information, please contact our event coordinator directly.

Old Town Elk Grove Foundation

The Old Town Elk Grove Dickens Street Faire is the traditional start of the Elk Grove Yuletide Season, held every year on the first Saturday after Thanksgiving. Stroll through Old Town and explore local shops, craft and vendor booths, meet wonderful Christmas characters, dine al fresco and mingle with friends and neighbors.  We hope you can join us!

For media, sponsor or other inquiries, please email Old Town Elk Grove Foundation at dickens@elkgroveca.com