Event: A Steampunk Christmas Carol/Fezziwig’s Party!
Date: Dec. 3, 2011
Location: The Outing Lodge
“Every movable was packed off, as if it were dismissed from public life for evermore; the floor was swept and watered, the lamps were trimmed, fuel was heaped upon the fire; and the warehouse was as snug, and warm, and dry, and bright a ball-room, as you would desire to see upon a winter’s night… There were more dances, and there were forfeits, and more dances, and there was cake, and there was toddy, and there was a great piece of Cold Roast, and there was a great piece of Cold Boiled, and there were mince-pies, and plenty of beer… When the clock struck eleven, this domestic ball broke up. Mr and Mrs Fezziwig took their stations, one on either side of the door, and shaking hands with every person individually as he or she went out, wished him or her a Merry Christmas.“
-Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol.”
Hosts: Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig request your presence at their annual Holiday Party!
Attire: Your best Victorian, Steampunk, Lolita, Gothic, Air Pirate, etc. clothing is admired but not required. If you are in need of attire, they suggest you attend the Steampunk Sale of the Centuries on Nov. 5th, where the finest of Steampunk Vendors will have their wares! Click here for more details!
Food and Drink: Hors d’ouevres, dessert and punch will be provided. Other drinks available for purchase.
Activity: Dancing will commence at 7pm with music from our Time Traveling DJ. A Caricature Artist will be available to draw your likeness. Mr. Fezziwig’s personal photographer Mr. Jim Jordan will be on hand to document the party, and is available for individual posed photos for a fee. Mr. Fezziwig will be judging the Costume Contest at the end of the evening with his lovely wife, and the winner will receive a free ticket to the next event. If the weather cooperates, we will also have sleigh rides!
Lodging: If you wish to stay at the Outing Lodge, you must call the Lodge and let them know you are with the Christmas Carol party when you make your reservation. Other area places of lodging are:
- Water Street Inn
- AmericInn Lodge and Suites
- America’s Best Value Inn
- Stillwater Super 8
- Lexington Inn & Suites
- Crossings by GrandStay Inn & Suites
- Lowell Inn
Tickets: Admission to this grand event is $35.00 for paid members of MNSOC and $40.00 for non-paid members of MNSOC. You may purchase tickets here.
Directions to the Lodge from the Twin Cities Metro Area can be found here.