Ohio Village celebrates a Victorian Christmas with Dickens of a Christmas, inspired by the stories of Charles Dickens. Both the in-person and drive-thru events have been cancelled for 2020.
The village will come to life on Saturdays and Sundays, from December 5-20 for guests to experience Charles Dickens’ festive vision of Christmas come to life in Ohio Village. Visitors will tune into their car radio to hear Christmas songs performed by the Ohio Village Singers while they drive through a bustling village full of joyful townsfolk taking part in holiday traditions. See villagers dancing and singing, decorating Christmas trees, homes and business in Ohio Village, shopping for presents and more! Along the way, you’ll also see 19th-century characters like St. Nick and Krampus, the Ghost of Christmas Present, Jacob Marley, Scrooge and Santa Claus himself.
“Ohio History Connection has continued to shift its favorite annual programs in a way that puts safety first for our visitors and staff,” says Ohio History Connection spokesperson Emmy Beach. “We are thrilled to offer Dickens of a Christmas this year as a drive-thru experience, which will bring the same holiday joy in a 19th century way to Ohio families this December.”
Dickens of a Christmas Drive-Thru Admission and Reservations
The pricing is: $25/vehicle; $10/member vehicle; free/premium member vehicle. Tickets can be purchased at ohiohistory.org/dickens. The Dickens Drive-Thru schedule is as follows: Sat. & Sun., Dec. 5 & 6
Sat., & Sun., Dec. 12 & 13
Sat., & Sun., Dec. 19 & 20 Saturday timeslots include: 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Sunday timeslots include: Noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Want to win a ticket for the drive-thru? We’ve partnered with Ohio History Connection to offer one free ticket (good for one vehicle) to experience Dickens of a Christmas Drive-Thru. Giveaway ends on November 20, 2020 at 8:59 pm. Winner will be contacted and given a code to redeem for their preferred date and time (subject to availability). Enter via one or both of the following methods: Leave a comment below to enter. Tell us anything – favorite holiday tradition, what you’re excited for with the holidays – or just tell us you want to enter. Follow us on Instagram and leave a comment and/or tag someone on the Dickens of a Christmas post. Each comment or separate tag is worth 1 entry
We will count all of the entries, blog posts comments followed by Instagram comments/tags) and pick a winning number via random.org. Winner will be contacted after November 20 with a code.
Ohio Historical Center (Ohio Village)
1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
About Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, and local history office and managing more than 50 sites and museums across Ohio. Support for Ohio History Connection programs comes from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. For more information, visit ohiohistory.org.
photos via Facebook; the above photos are from prior years and aren’t reflective of the 2020 event
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