There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.” – A Christmas Carol

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to be inside a snow globe? Admit it, you’ve always been fascinated by that little orb of magic that, when shaken, calms the soul and turns you into a kid again. 

Reserve your magical hour in one of eight festive domes, each decorated in a unique Holiday theme. The one-hour experience can accommodate up to six people and includes the private snow globe, a delicious charcuterie grazing box curated by Luxe Picnics by Les, and a bottle of natural spring water.  Come early and enjoy the Enchanted Village tavern, The Portly Gentleman, with a selection of red or white wine, beer and bubbly.  Have a glass or purchase a bottle to accompany your grazing box.

Step inside the fun and spend an hour with friends or loved ones, creating cherished memories that could even turn the heart of ole Scrooge himself. And, maybe … just maybe, you might see snow!

When and Where:

Friday, December 8th, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 9th,  10:30am - 8:30pm
Sunday, December 10th, 11am - 4:30pm

 Corner of S. 2nd Street and Centre Street.

Check back for details on the Enchanted Village Experience! 

The Portly Gentleman Tavern

The Enchanted Village has its own tavern, The Portly Gentleman!

Come early for those guests over 21, the Enchanted Village tavern offers adult beverages for purchase.  Enhance your experience with red or white wine, beer, or some bubbly. The tavern will offer specifically chosen wines to compliment the savory flavors of the grazing box. You will have the opportunity to purchase by the glass or by the bottle and must be consumed within the Enchanted Village.

How the Snow Globe was Born

Did you know that the snow globe was invited at the end of the Victorian Era in 1900? Austrian, Erwin Perzy lived on the outskirts of Vienna and upon thinking he could make a brighter light source than the one Thomas Edison invented, set out tinkering on a new idea. Mounting a solid glass lens in front of the lightbulb offered more magnification of the light. But, because glass lenses were quite expensive in those days, he instead employed a water-filled glass globe to replace the lens. To get more reflection, he poured a coarse flour (semolina) in the water, and it started snowing! This inspired a moment of creativity where the light source was all but forgotten and the “snow globe” was born. The Perzy family are still making snow globes to this day!

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