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Ohio History Connection Announces Dickens of a Christmas Drive-Thru

November 9th, 2020

Annual Programming at Ohio Village Takes on a Drive-Thru Adaptation, Offering a 19th Century Christmas Experience this Holiday Season

(COLUMBUS, OH) –Beginning December 5, Ohio History Connection brings you Dickens of a Drive-Thru. Just one of the modified experiences being offered by Ohio History Connection this season, Dickens of a Drive-Thru gives guests a chance to see 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.”

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.

The pricing is: $25/vehicle; $10/member vehicle; free/premium member vehicle. Tickets can be purchased at

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