Friends Of Dickens

Each holiday season, Cambridge, Ohio is transformed into the Dickens era of merry olde England. The last Sunday morning in October, the 186 unique characters appear downtown and the “Magic” begins.

The streets fill with people young and old who come from near and far to experience the Victorian Village and view the light and music show at the Guernsey County Courthouse. These offerings are free and open to the public twenty four hours a day, seven days a week for an incredible ten weeks. The expenses involved in creating and maintaining this project are funded solely by donations from generous community minded individuals and businesses. Dickens Victorian Village is a 501C Organization so all donations are tax deductible.

Please consider supporting this unique holiday celebration by becoming a supporting member of the “Friends of Dickens”. Financial support from you, is crucial to keep this wonderful program alive and growing. Help us to maintain our status as “ The Most Unique Holiday Destination in the Midwest”.

Thank you for considering a gift that will last for generations and touch lives in ways that you may never know.

Bob Ley - President

All “Friends of Dickens” supporters have the right to vote at the annual meeting in March and are invited to the Dickens VIP Reception at the beginning of the season.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Most scenes are sponsored, although, occasionally  scenes are available for sponsorship. Sponsorship provides valuable and high-profile recognition opportunities for businesses, individuals, families, and organizations.

Sponsorship costs include an initial donation of $200 per figure in the sponsored scene, and an annual maintenance fee of one half of the original sponsorship fee.

For example, if the scene you wish to sponsor includes two figures, your initial sponsorship fee would be $400, with an annual maintenance fee of $200 to continue your sponsorship recognition.

Monetary donations are also accepted at a variety of levels recognized below.

All sponsorship proceeds are tax-deductible.

Sponsorship Benefits

Your donation or sponsorship includes excellent recognition benefits as listed below.

$25 to become a “Friend of Dickens”
  •  Vote at the annual meeting
  •  Invitation to the VIP Reception

$50 to become a “Caroler Friend of Dickens”
  •  All of the above mentioned benefits
  •  Plus a 15% discount at the Curiosity Shoppe

$100 to become a “Lamp Lighter Friend of Dickens”
  •  All of the above mentioned benefits
  •  Plus listing in the Official Dickens Visitor’s Guide

$200-$999 to become a “Chimney Sweep Friend of Dickens”
  •  All of the above listed benefits

$1,000-$4,999 to become a “Towne Crier Friend of Dickens”
  •  All of the above mentioned benefits
  •  Plus your name, logo and link on the “Sponsorship
  Page” at

$5,000-$9,999 to become a  “Queen Victoria Friend of Dickens”
  •  All of the above listed benefits
  •  Plus a Five year sponsorship of a Dickens scene
  including a brass plaque with your name
$10,000 and above to become a
“Father Christmas Friend of Dickens”   
  •  All of the above mentioned benefits
  •  Exclusive naming rights to a Dickens signature event
  or themed weekend

How can I become a sponsor?

Contact Dickens Victorian Village Committeemember  Gerry Jones, 740.432.2798 or  you can fill out and return the form on the Dickens Victorian Village Sponsorship Brochure.