Dickens' Christmas Towne

November 10, 2017

Dickens’ Christmas Towne

Free Everlasting Magic Snowball on opening day with each paid child admission.

 The Elizabeth River will transform into the River Thames with an interactive, pier-side London Docks experience, featuring an incredible, 120-foot-long children’s maze built entirely from shipping pallets.  A new interactive literary experience will be a focal point for children, and a “Whodunit?” mystery will take families on a journey throughout the village.  Most notably, an Ebenezer Scrooge character has been added to entertain families and create a tie back to Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.  

“We’re consciously trying to grow and develop this holiday tradition,” said Stephen E. Kirkland, Nauticus executive director.  “That means keeping those things that families return for each year, but also adding new experiences and concepts.”   

Tickets to Dickens’ Christmas Towne are $5. Children aged 2 & under are free. 

Dickens’ Christmas Towne’s hours are:

December 1 – 17: Friday, 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday, Noon – 6 p.m.

December 18 – 20: 4 – 8 p.m.

December 21 – 23: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

December 24: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed Christmas Day.

Closed Christmas Day

December 26 – 30: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

December 31: Noon – 5 p.m.

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