Fifth annual DickensFest 2014

“A Murphysburg Christmas”

Grand Reception Fund Raiser

Scottish Rite Tea Room

Friday, December 12th  6:00 to 9:00 pm


DickensFest Concerts and Grounds

Centered in and around the Scottish Rite Cathedral

and John Wise Mansion

Saturday and Sunday, December 13-14, 2:00-8:00 pm

A holiday destination in Joplin’s Historic Murphysburg Residential District

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 12-14, 2014
Scottish Rite Cathedral
505 South Byers
Joplin, Missouri 64801
December 12, 6:00 to 9:00
DickensFest reception $ 15.00 per person
Purchase tickets on our web site or at the door
December 13-14 2:00 to 8:00
Festival Admission is complimentary. Suggested $2 donation.
Concert hall performances will be $3:00 admission
Horse and carriage rides $5.00 per person
Vendors will have their wares for sale
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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Be it declared that Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc. will present the fifth annual DickensFest-a holiday destination in Joplin for all lords, ladies and their children. Mark your calendar for Friday through Sunday, December 12-14, 2014. There will be hourly entertainment at all of the different venues from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. This  event will  in Joplin’s Murphysburg Residential Historic District.

DickensFest will feature thousands of winter lights, decorated historic homes, costumed Dickens characters, street performers, indoor concerts, food and craft vendors, live Nativity, a petting zoo, horse drawn carriage rides, Father Christmas, and more.

New this year, HMP will present a hourly theatrical performances on the historic Scottish Rite majestic stage. The French Renaissance auditorium on the second floor was the grandest chamber of all. Thirty feet up from the auditorium floor extended a ceiling made entirely of art glass gloriously lit from above

Vendor applications on the Market Place tab

Contact HMP through the following options:

Paula Callihan (417) 483-3116; ;; e-mail at; or

Post Office Box 1332, Joplin, Missouri 64802. Learn more about

DickensFest by visiting:

Board of Directors , Paula