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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. Last year's Enchanted Village experience sold out in record time, so this year, Dickens on Centre is adding two more snow globes and more opportunities to experience that magic feeling of being inside a holiday snow globe. 

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 will include the private snow globe, a delicious individual charcuterie grazing box curated by Luxe Picnics by Les, and a bottle of natural spring water.  Additionally, the Enchanted Village will feature its own tavern, "The Portly Gentleman" with a selection of red or white wine, beer and bubbly which can be purchased on-site 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!

 
 

Your Enchanted Village Experience Includes: 

  • One hour in a private snow globe decorated in unique holiday themes - pick your time slot to reserve your space!  Each snow globe accommodates up to 6 people.

    • Base occupancy - 2 adults. 

    • Up to 4 additional people can be added - Children 3 years and under are free.

  • Individual prefixed gourmet charcuterie grazing box with a variety of meats, cheeses, and fruit.  A smaller, child-friendly charcuterie box is available for children in your group.  Please note that these are pre-fixed boxes and cannot be customized.

  • Snow globes offer two types of seating - regular table and chairs, or picnic-style on pillows. Please be sure to choose the type of seating you prefer or require, as globes will be preset with seating and cannot be changed on-site


When and Where:

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

 

Corner of S. 2nd Street and Centre Street

Gourmet Charcuterie Grazing Box

ADULT, 8x8, GRAZING BOX: Adult individual grazing box from Luxe Picnics by Les will tantalize your taste buds with a beautiful salami rose, chorizo, prosciutto, wine cheese, aged Gouda, skewered Spanish olives, seedless grapes, strawberry, blueberries, dried figs and cranberries, praline pecans, honey, berry preserves, salted caramel chew, crackers, and a rosemary decorative flower garnish.

CHILD, 6x6, GRAZING BOX: Child grazing box (up to 12 yrs.) includes crustless ham and cheese sandwich, cheddar cubes, seedless grapes, orange wedges, strawberry, trail mix, cookie, crackers, and a decorative flower garnish.

The Portly Gentleman Tavern

New this year, the Enchanted Village will include its own tavern, “The Portly Gentleman”!

For those guests over 21, the Enchanted Village tavern will offer 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 and must be consumed in the dome during your reserved time.
 

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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