Olde England comes alive in Historic Downtown Antioch, IL with lifelike figures representing scenes from the Dickens Era. Experience this Volunteer Public Art Exhibit while strolling among the delightful streets of Antioch. You'll enjoy the charm of Dickens among the many boutiques, gift shops, and eateries. All Dicken Characters are made from the ground up by Dicken Volunteers. Our Volunteers plan on featuring more Dickens Characters this year! Dickens Holiday Village will be outside on the sidewalks of Downtown Antioch beginning November 3rd through December 25th for you to enjoy. Each character exhibit has a plaque which describes the scene you are seeing and how life was in the Dickens Era. Begin your Dickens Experience at our Dickens Welcome Center, in the heart of our Downtown. At the Welcome Center (located inside the Antique Shop at 400-1/2 Lake Street), you'll enjoy Dickens style hospitality as you receive your free Walking Tour Brochure and learn more about Dickens Holiday Village.