Location: Ohio Village: 800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211
Sidebar: Don’t make the same mistake I did. During the spring, you can enter the Ohio Village from the Ohio Historical Society. The security guard on duty said it was closed and knew nothing about the Dickens of a Christmas. This event must be entered using the Ohio Village entrance.
Sidebar: I didn’t like anything that I tasted. Maybe, I am just a high calorie woman….
Story behind the Boars head procession: A college student was walking in the woods and a big boar attacked him on his way to church. He shoved his Bible down the boar’s throat, and the boar choked to death. He ran to the church and told everybody. They thought it was a miracle. They went back and cut off the boar’s head and had a procession. A church in New Hampshire still has a boar’s head procession.
Sidebar: I know the picture quality isn’t good. I love having a great time! I wanted to share how this event and many events are what you make them.
My take on Dickens of a Christmas at Ohio Village:
There were a lot of hands on activities; Stringing the popcorn to put on the tree, making different Christmas ornaments, tasting different gingerbread cookies, hearing stories of how life was in the 1800’s, etc. I enjoyed seeing Jacob Marley and Scrooge. It is our family traditional to see the play Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” on the day after Thanksgiving. At town hall, there was an improvisation of A Christmas Carol that was standing room only (it was too crowded for me to enter). Regrets. If you like walking around and experiencing life from a different time period, Dickens of a Christmas is a great family and/or date night event.