Cambridge, Ohio: A Very Dickens Christmas

Over-the-top outdoor Christmas display lasts two months, populated by nearly 200 Victorian dummies, and uses the town's main government building as a sound-and-light show projection screen.

647 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH
Midtown, on the north side of US-22/Wheeling Ave. at 8th St.
Nov-Dec. Best at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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A Very Dickens Christmas

This is the most extraordinary holiday lights display and community gathering I've ever observed. The Guerney County Courthouse is the only government building with a light display in the country. It features 25,000 dancing lights set to a soundtrack of holiday and contemporary music. The town also has hundreds of Dickens characters on display from the first Sunday in November through New Year's. Horse-drawn carriage rides are offered. It's a beautiful sight!

[Jennifer Kefer, 11/30/2020]

It's an extravagant Christmas display that lasts two months. The brainstorm of resident Bob Ley, it has grown since 2005 to include nearly 200 Victorian dummies -- many made by volunteers out of wood, clay, styrofoam, and bubble wrap -- and has co-opted the town's main government building into a sound-and-light show projection screen.

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