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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. New to Dickens on Centre this year, the Dickens Enchanted Village will feature an exclusive picnic experience that will bring the magic feeling of snow globes to life. 

Reserve your picnic in one of six festive domes, each decorated in a unique Christmas theme. The one-hour experience can accommodate up to six people and will include the private dome and a delicious charcuterie picnic curated by Luxe Picnics by Les.  Optional add-ons of wine or cupcake decorating kits from Breakable Hearts for the young or young at heart are also available. 

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

 

Your Experience Includes: 

  • One hour in a private dome decorated in unique holiday themes - pick your time slot to reserve your space!  The base price is built for 2 adults, but each dome can accommodate 4 additional people for up to 6 people in total. 

    • Base price - $150 for 2 adults. 

    • Up to 4 additional people can be added - $55 per adult (13+ yrs), $20 per child (4-12 yrs).  Children under 3 and under are free.

  • Pre-fixe gourmet charcuterie board with a combination of hot and cold items.  A luxe child-friendly charcuterie is available for children in your group.  

When and Where:

Friday, December 10th, 5pm - 9pm
Saturday, December 11th, 11am - 9pm
Sunday, December 12th, 10:30am - 7pm

Corner of S. 2nd Street and Centre Street


Luxe by Les picnic-style seating example
 

Gourmet Charcuterie

CHARCUTERIE & CHEESE: Luxe Picnics by Les will be styling a Yuletide-themed charcuterie & cheese board that will tantalize your taste buds featuring Genoa salami, chorizo, holiday English cheese, holiday wassail-spiced cranberry jam (with osmanthus black tea) and cognac preserve by Bluebird Growers, mixed nuts, honey drizzle, pickled red onions, and truffles by Breakable Hearts.

HOT FOODSTasty by Maria will be serving traditional English holiday flavors with a modern twist. Turkey cranberry puff pastry bites, Duchess potatoes, maple roasted carrots, and Christmas pudding with hard sauce. Each bite will warm and fill you with the spirit of the holidays.

Bespoke Enhancements

For those over 21, enhance your experience with a bottle of red or white wine from The Decantery chosen specifically to compliment the savory flavors of the gourmet board. Each bottle is $20 which must be consumed in the dome during your reserved time.

For the young and young at heart, add on a holiday cupcake decorating kit from Breakable Hearts complete with all you need to dazzle your dessert and an exclusive Enchanted Village apron. 

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!

Special Partners That Help Bring the Enchanted Village to Life

Located just off the coast of northeast Florida, Amelia Island is easy to reach, but hard to forget. With 13 miles of beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and pristine waters, this barrier island has long been a beloved destination for visitors and residents alike.