The fourth annual Dickens Fest in La Junta will see activities throughout the community Dec. 2 through Dec. 6.

The fourth annual Dickens Fest in La Junta will see activities throughout the community Dec. 2 through Dec. 6.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

• La Junta High School presents “A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens,” where you will be taken back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Curtain time is 7 p.m. and ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Thursday, Dec. 3

• Ornament class with Char Hosea, published Prims artist, who has designed a sweet singing angel ornament this year for you to create and bring home to display for the holidays. These ornaments have become sweet keepsakes. Class is from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1st Street Emporium, where tickets can be purchased in advance for $12.

• La Junta High School presents “A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens,” where you will be taken back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Curtain time is 7 p.m. and ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Friday, Dec. 4

• Community Worship Service led by The La Junta Ministerial Association brings to our community a very special “God Bless Us Everyone” service beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Holy Cross | St. Andrews Church, 621 Raton Ave. The true spirit of the season!

• Woodruff Memorial Library welcomes you to a showing of “Mickey’s Christmas Carol” followed by a craft. Find a comfy spot and enjoy this retelling of a classic story with popcorn and a beverage, then create a Christmas treasure. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., movie begins at 7 p.m., followed by a craft, free.

• La Junta High School Presents “A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens,” where you will be taken back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Curtain time is 7 p.m. and ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Saturday, Dec. 5

• Run like the Dickens! Woodruff Memorial Library is hosting two fun runs (or walk). Tiny Tim Trot begins at 9 a.m., cost is $8 for pre-registered runners and $10 after Nov. 28. 5K run starts at 9:30 a.m., and cost is $25 for pre-registered runners and $30.00 after Nov. 28. Costumes are encouraged! Post-race snacks and water provided. Pick up your registration form at the library.

• Ornament class with Char Hosea, published Prims artist, who has designed a sweet singing angel ornament this year for you to create and bring home to display for the holidays. These ornaments have become sweet keepsakes. Two classes available, from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m. at 1st Street Emporium, where tickets can be purchased in advance for $12.

• La Junta High School presents “A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens,” where you will be taken back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Curtain time is 3:30 p.m. and ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children.

• The Barista will bring you the lively entertainment that we have come to expect from the delightful Ed and Clara Lee Stafford, between 1 and 3 p.m. Stop in for a beverage to warm your soul. Also, offered from mid-afternoon through the end of the parade will be your chance to toast s’mores just outside their front door, 204 Santa Fe Ave.

• Dickens of a Dinner will be deliciously prepared by Southeast Colorado Creative Partnership (SECCP) and served between 5 and 7:30 p.m. at the Otero Museum. You will once again dine to delightful music played by the La Junta Orchestra. Dress for the occasion if you like. Tickets cost $20 each and are available at CrossRoads MarketPlace, 211 Colorado Ave., (719) 384-7551.

• Christmas Caroling in true Dickens spirit! Gather with your friends and neighbors in singing cheery familiar Christmas songs! Caroling will begin at 6 p.m. on the age-old steps of the post office.

• Parade of Lights downtown will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a special visit with Santa.

Sunday, Dec. 6

• A Christmas Tea hosted by the La Junta Rotary Club will be sure to encourage the holiday spirit whilst spending “tea time” with cheery folks from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Otero Museum! Ticket price is $15 and is available at the La Junta Senior Center and Woodruff Memorial Library.