The 19th century of Charles Dickens relives in the picturesque Bergkwartier in Deventer on the 19th and 20th of December. More than 950 characters from the famous books of Dickens revive during this two days. Oliver Twist, Scrooge, Marley and Mr. Pickwick, they are all there. Vagabonds are begging, thieves are stealing. You can smell the punch, puffed potatoes and roasted chestnuts. Wealthy ladies and gentlemen with top hats parade in the streets. Christmas Carol Singers go from door to door. The scenery of the festival consists of historical buildings and houses, Christmas trees and thousands of little lights, also behind the windows, in the houses and in the little shops and galleries the romantic time of Dickens revives.