Dickens Village Layout Tips for Creating a Victorian London City Scene
Christmas Carol Villages by D56
It’s been twenty years since Department 56 first introduced the charming Dickens Village layout.
This series celebrates 19th century Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens and features famous London landmarks such as Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey.
The series also includes special edition buildings and coordinating accessories that bring to mind stories such as A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist.
St. Stephen's Church
Christmas in the Department 56 Dickens' Village Series captures the very essence of goodwill and peace toward all, especially when you visit "St. Stephen's Church."
This stone Victorian church is filled with extraordinary details, welcoming villagers with warmly glowing windows and festive holiday decorations, perfect for a snowy Christmas morning.
St. Stephen's Church uses a newly introduced cordless lighting technology. The building uses four AA batteries (not included) which provides over 200 hours of light, and an automatic shutoff feature for every 9 hours of consecutive use.
You can display "St. Stephen's Church" in your village, on a table top, or as a Christmas centerpiece!
Accessorizing Your Dickens Village
Your Dickens display is never complete without a few Victorian Londoners scurrying about preparing for the holiday.
In "A Christmas Beginning", father and son bring their freshly cut Christmas tree home for decorating. In "The Coffee Stall", a husband and wife pause to sip hot coffee from a street vendor. In "These Are For You", a Victorian lady receives a posy from a gentleman admirer.
The figurines and the stories they tell are fascinating and the cost of adding them to your display is reasonable. Children love making up the stories for the little vignettes.
The buildings in the Dickens Village series are perfect for creating small tabletop displays or large winter “scenes”. Locate your display on a side table, side board bookcase, or mantel. Use just one building or several, and then accessorize with the Dickensian figurines, frosted trees, and miniature string lights.