Catch the Christmas Spirit at Dickens Victorian Village

Catch the Christmas Spirit at Dickens Victorian Village


CAMBRIDGE, OHIO (November 25, 2019) – Charles Dickens often walked the streets of London. Along the way, he gathered ideas for his stories from the characters that he met. Now you can have that same experience as you stroll through Dickens Victorian Village in downtown Cambridge and see many of those characters that Dickens encountered. Life size Victorian scenes line the street to give you a taste of what London was like during the time of Charles Dickens.

The Spirit of Christmas is alive in Cambridge, Ohio as that Victorian feeling permeates the air on every corner. Don’t be surprised if you see Dickens’ volunteers dressed in Victorian clothes walking the streets. Sometimes, if they stand or sit quietly, they are often mistaken for the Victorian characters.

Now until January 1, the town is filled with people from the local area and surrounding states. Their visits to the shops always include the Dickens Welcome Center for its special gifts and Imagination Station. Here people can get dressed in Victorian clothes for some beautiful pictures under the tree or even with the figure of Charles Dickens himself.

Trolley rides are featured on three different Saturdays – Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. While riding on the heated trolley with historian, Rick Booth, you can learn the history of Dickens Victorian Village and the history of Cambridge itself on this hour-long ride.

Nothing says Victorian like a special tea in our Masonic Ballroom. Enjoy tea and sweets in a beautiful setting while listening to special entertainment at each tea. You might be lucky enough to have Queen Victoria join you for tea. Perhaps you will hear Robb Gable sing “Christmastime in My Hometown, “a song he wrote about Dickens Victorian Village. Surprises await at each tea to be held on Dec. 7 and Dec. 14.

Very few leave town before experiencing the Courthouse Holiday Light Show, which combines 60,000 holiday lights synchronized to the sounds of Christmas music. Watch from your vehicle or perhaps you might like to sit on the benches on the courthouse lawn to watch the dynamic program which plays each evening from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On the weekends you might also choose to enjoy it from the seat of a horse-drawn carriage.

The Spirit of Christmas comes alive in Dickens Victorian Village, which is open from now through January 1. Be like Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” when he said, “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” May the spirit of Christmas live on in each of you!

For more information about Dickens Victorian Village and for a calendar of events, visit