Dicken's Victorian Villiage in Cacmbridge, OH (image heavy)

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  1. gryphon1911

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    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
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    Brainchild of Bob Ley, a local businessman, the Dicken's Victorian Village was his early concepts and sketches that turned Wheeling Avenue in downtown Cambridge into a display of scenes from Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol. Along with that these displays, the Guernsey county courthouse is emblazoned with lights, light shows synchronized with music early November until just after New Years Day. Every night through that time frame, the court house's automated light show dazzles and amazes with the strobing lights, paired with holiday songs both classic and modern.

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    Talking with some of the local residents, they informed us that it can take up to 18 hours of work to sync the light display with just one song. Each iteration of the "concert" lasts for 1 hour.

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    This is one of those things that really need to be seen to be appreciated. There is no Youtube video or image that can truly express the fun that will be had by attending the Dicken's Victorian Village event.

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    There are scenes from A Christmas Carol all over the main street in the town. I preferred to see them at night, lit up by the street lights. Walk up and down both sides of a long stretch of Wheeling Avenue and there are scenes from A Christmas Carol. All these mannequins are hand made locally. The artists start with a foam head, then apply a type of modeling clay like compound to sculpt the features, then paint and add details. The bodies are made of wooden frames, covered in bubble wrap, then clothed in their specific scene. More details about the process can be had at the visitor's center.
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    These scenes are all over the place. Some are in shop store fronts, others occupy the street benches while larger ones have their own custom made platforms.

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  2. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    Andrew
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