Embrace the holiday spirit with a visit to a quaint Victorian village, see a live show of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale "A Christmas Carol" and enjoy other live entertainment during the Dickens Festival beginning Nov. 23 in Garrison, N.D. The annual festival continues Nov. 24, 25 and 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8. Highlights include a lighted parade, historic walking tour, street vendors, an English tea, horse-drawn carriage rides, collectible toys and train show, holiday shopping, English crafts and more. More information at www.dickensfestival; 1-800-799-4242. COLLEEN A. COLES