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Landing page A photos Starts Friday, Dec. 11
At Ohio Village,
It's Going to Be a
Dickens of a Christmas


This holiday season, leave Christmas Present behind for a few hours and follow the Ghost of Christmas Past to Ohio Village in Columbus, where you can experience a Victorian Christmas of the kind Charles Dickens made famous and even meet the author himself, who visited Ohio in 1842.

Starting Friday, Dec. 11, from 6-9 p.m. enjoy sounds of the season as performed by the Ohio Village Singers and other holiday entertainment, join 'residents' in homes and businesses throughout the village in preparing for the holidays, and shop the General Store for old-fashioned gifts or warm up in the tavern.

Create Holiday Memories

Create holiday memories at the following Dickens of a Christmas events:

Dickens of a Christmas takes place on Fridays and Saturdays Dec. 11-12 and 18-19 from 6-9 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 20, from noon-5 p.m. From plum pudding to "that pretty German toy, a Christmas tree," the author's festive and enduring vision of Christmas comes to life through characters from his writings, cooking demonstrations, hands-on crafts, decorations, caroling and storytelling. Admission is $12/adult, $9/youth (6-12) ($10/OHS adult member, $7/OHS youth member). Parking is $4 and free to OHS members. Get tickets at the gate December 11, 12, 18, 19 or 20, or for advance tickets, click here or call 800.686.1541.

Ever wondered what happened to Scrooge after his Christmas morning reformation? You're in for a surprise in Dickens of a Mystery on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 7-9 p.m. at the American House Hotel at Ohio Village. Enjoy a holiday buffet, witness a series of events and help solve the mystery. The mystery dinner theatre presentation is $60 per person (OHS members $50 per person). Parking is $4 and free to members. Advance reservations are required. Call 800.686.1541.

A few seats remain for Dickens of a Dinner at the American House Hotel in Ohio Village on Friday Dec. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Meet author Charles Dickens and hear period carols performed by the Ohio Village Singers. After dinner, enjoy the holiday event Dickens of a Christmas throughout Ohio Village, included with admission. Dinner is $60 per person (OHS members $50 per person). Parking is $4 and free to OHS members. Advance reservations are required. Call 800.686.1541.

For Information or Reservations

All Dickens of a Christmas events take place at Ohio Village, a recreated 19th century community adjacent to the Ohio Historical Center at I-71 and 17th Avenue in Columbus. Call 800.686.6124 for details or 800.686.1541 for reservations or advance tickets.

American House Hotel at Ohio Village, OHS Photo. Victorian Christmas Tree, Parlor of the Doctor's Residence at Ohio Village, OHS Photo. St. Nicholas and Charles Dickens, author of "A Christmas Carol," at Ohio Village, OHS Photo. Shoppers Outside the General Store at Ohio Village, OHS Photo.
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