Plymouth all set for a Dickens of a Christmas

November 28, 2012 by  

‘A Dickens of a Christmas’ is a presentation by the Plymouth Historical Museum and is a tribute to Charles Dickens. This year marks 200 years since the birth of the famous British writer and this new, special exhibition will depict the Victorian Era – the time period of Dickens life.

Christmas during Dickensian times was considered party season and a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Winter for these settlers was a time when they were free from tending to crops and able to spend more time socializing. On Christmas Day, many of these settlers spent time playing in the freshly fallen snow and Christmas Dinner was served at noon rather than in the evening hours. After the Christmas meal many families enjoyed sleigh rides, ice-fishing and skating, and tobogganing with their children.

To bring back some of these quaint Christmas traditions, this presentation will see trees decorated as they were in the Victorian Era with homemade ornaments, cookies, pine cones, candles, and fruit. Santa will be present for picture-taking throughout the event.

Poster printing, brochure printing, and flyer printing may have been used to promote this wonderful Victorian exhibition to people in the area. The cost of admission is $5 per adult, and $2 per child ages 6 to 17. ‘A Dickens of a Christmas’ will be held until Sunday, January 13 during regular museum hours at Plymouth Historical Museum, located at 155 South Main Street in Plymouth, Michigan. To check the museums hours, please visit the Plymouth Historical Museum’s website or call 734-455-8940.