Dickens of a Christmas
Dec. 03 2022

Bring your family to our 19th century holiday celebration and see Charles Dickens’ festive vision of Christmas come to life!

Ohio Village 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Saturdays 5:30-9 p.m.

Sundays 1-5 p.m.

*Timed tickets required- please select 5:30, 6, or 6:30 entry for Saturdays and 1:00, 1:30, or 2:00 entry for Sundays
You are welcome to stay as long as you like once you arrive. You may enter any time after your entry time, however no early entry is permitted.
Adult - $18 Youth 4-12 - $14 Member Adult - $13 Member Youth - $9 Child 3 & under - Free
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Bring your family to our 19th century holiday celebration and see Charles Dickens’ festive vision of Christmas come to life. Meet and interact with Ohio Village residents to learn how they celebrate the holiday season. Have some chance encounters with holiday characters including Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Krampus and others. Enjoy music and dance of the period and partake in various activities in the village buildings, and look for gift ideas in our local artisan market!

Activities Include:

  • 12th Night Party
    • Replacing our New Years party this year will be a 12th Night Party, showcasing how people from the late 19th century would have celebrated the end of the Christmas season. This will include a full meal (for demonstration purposes only), games, and more.
  • What the Dickens? A chat with Charles Dickens
    • Renowned author and orator Charles Dickens will be visiting Ohio Village with his wife Catherine, speaking about the inspirations for his works and remarking on his tours through the United States. Both Charles and Catherine will hold a Q&A with visitors after their presentation.
  • Holiday Parlor Games & Music
    • Warm up and enjoy popular holiday parlor games while listening to Christmas tunes of the era!
  • Watch Night Service
    • Watch Night is a solemn celebration held each year to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation, and is meant to give people a chance to reflect upon the previous year and consider what the next may bring. Come and learn why members of African American communities participated in this service and how it ties into the Christmas season.

For a full list of programs and events, please Click Here

For a list of food and beverage vendors, please Click Here

For more information on Dickens Brunch and to purchase tickets, please Click Here

For more information on Dickens Dinner and to purchase tickets, please Click Here

 

 

Thank you to our partners:

John Schmidt - Woodworking

Deb Cook - Paper Filigree

Robin Schuricht - Watercolors

M'Lady's Treasures

Della Weidel - Soaps and Lotions

Squirrel Girl Ceramics

Ooh My Gouache

BEPA Studios

Circular Bodies

 

Annual general operating support provided by:

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