American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and Macy’s Union Square ring in the holiday season with A Dickens of a Holiday, a festive Dickens-inspired event on Saturday, December 9 in Holiday Lane at Macy’s Union Square (255 Geary St., 6th Floor). Beginning at 11:30 a.m., guests will be treated to holiday arts and crafts, strolling carolers, face-painting, photo booth, cupcake decorating, holiday-themed treats and libations, photos with Santa Claus, as well as special performances by cast members from A.C.T.’s celebrated production of A Christmas Carol and students from A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program and Young Conservatory (YC). Those who have purchased VIP event packages with tickets to the 2 p.m. performance of A Christmas Carol will be escorted from Macy’s to The Geary Theater by a group of roaming carolers beginning at 1:30 p.m. A Dickens of a Holiday is free and open to the public.