Clevelanders still have time to experience a Victorian Christmas celebration inspired by British author Charles Dickens at the historic Ohio Village in Columbus, Ohio at their Dickens of a Christmas holiday event. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland.
Each Christmas season, Ohio Village transforms itself into a Victorian village filled with crafts, decorations and traditions of the Victorian era with activities like caroling, craft and artisan demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, shopping at the General Store and of course, meeting and visiting St. Nicholas. As visitors stroll the historic village they will encounter numerous 19th century costumed characters.
Special Historical Note: Charles Dickens actually visited Ohio in 1842 just about the time he published the classic Christmas tale, “A Christmas Carol” that forever made characters like Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim a part of our Christmas celebrations. Dickens of a Christmas is being offered on December 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20. Hours are 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $12 for adults and $9 for youth (6-12). Parking is free.
For more information about the Dickens of a Christmas event at Ohio Village, call 800-686-1541 or get online at www.ohiohistory.org. Ohio Village is located at 800 E.17th (near I-71) in Columbus, Ohio. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from Cleveland.