Belsnickle Faire explores the dark side of Christmas

“Belsnickle Faire: The Darker Side of Christmas" is set to take over Freighthouse Square on Saturday, Nov. 30, to showcase the dark origins of some of the now famous folk stories that have become the fodder of animated movies and musicals.

“We honor the source of stories and embrace a ‘mouse’ free telling of diverse cultural heritages,” the effort stated. The Brothers Grimm would be proud. The day of storytelling, music, art, crafts and steam punk goodness, as well as contests, starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Public Service discount with ID and $1 for children under 12.

Free kid's Santa photos will be offered to the first 100 paid adults through the door. Santa will be sitting for photos from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Belsnickle will be sitting for photos from 3-4 p.m. and Santa’s Helpers will be standing for photos from 5-6 p.m.

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