If you’re looking for something fun to get you in the Christmas spirit this week, I have just the thing-Dickens Christmas Towne!
Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company have built a Christmas village that is complete with strolling carolers, Father Christmas, actors, a large-scale train display, merchants, games, activities and entertainment.
My family and I had the chance to visit Dickens’ Christmas Towne last weekend and we had a great time!
There were many activities for the children ranging from free to $3. We were able to pose with Father Christmas (who was terrific with the boys), watch the train display, make paper ornaments, and so much more! The boys both thought that decorating cookies ($3 each) and creating a snowman (free) were their favorite parts! We almost missed the snowman because he was right at the front and we didn’t realize his parts were velcro and could be rearranged. The boys could have stayed there forever!
There was a choir that gave a performance and my high energy boys stood the whole time listening to them-just enthralled!
We went on a Friday evening to avoid crowds and really enjoyed it! However, every Saturday morning children are invited to take part in a Toy Parade at 10:30 a.m. Free admission will be granted to all kids participating in the parade. And if you still have gifts to buy, vendors in storefronts along the streets of the Victorian village including Barnes & Noble, Binns of Williamsburg, Carolina Cupcakery, Chocollage, Flashback Old Time Photos, Jody’s Popcorn, London Docks Gift Shoppe, Photogenic, We Are Nuts and Virginia Zoo-Tique.
We went on a Friday and had a great time! I definitely suggest checking it out!