Dickens Dinner: A Festive Evening in Charleston

Due to its popularity, Circa 1886 will host a second Dickens Dinner on Wednesday, December 18th at 6:30pm! Call us to reserve a spot at 843-853-7828.

Despite a jam-packed holiday season full of progressive dining and Christmas cheer, the second Wednesday of every December is reserved for Circa 1886′s Dickens Dinner. This celebration of Christmas is just another reason why Charleston feels so special during the holidays.

Tim Lowry Dickens Dinner

Charles Dickens penned A Christmas Carol in 1842, just a few decades before Circa 1886′s home, the luxurious Wentworth Mansion, was built. There are few places that could set a stage as perfect and magical for this special event. The Circa 1886 Dickens Dinner transports guests to Victorian England as local storyteller Tim Lowry recounts Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol over a four course dinner.

Dickens Dinner Circa 1886

Charleston’s winter temperatures never drop too low, but a perfect December chill always set in for our Dickens Dinner. An illuminated, tree-lined path leads guests inside a warm and cozy dining room – the most perfect stage for this theatrical themed dinner. Executive Chef Marc Collins’ four course menu is inspired by the Cratchit family’s famous Christmas feast. This year the menu features:

First Course
Butternut Squash Soup with Chestnut and Cranberry Relish, Chive Oil

Second Course
Hard Egg with Proscuitto, Frisée, Lichester Smoked Cheddar, Walnut Dressing

Main Course
Port Braised Beef Short Ribs with Parsnip Potatoes, Duck Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Horseradish Cream

Sweet Finish
Sir Scott’s Christmas Pudding – a sweet, special surprise prepared by Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn

Dickens Dinner is a family-friendly holiday event in Charleston. Bring the kids along for this memorable Christmas celebration. Read more about our 12th Annual Dickens Dinner or call 843-853-7828 to make reservations. A seat is $75.00 per person plus gratuity, tax, and beverages. Seats still available on Wednesday, December 18th.

Circa 1886 Dickens Dinner

**The Wentworth Mansion Christmas Carol Package is sold out. **

Call it a night! Retreat to the Wentworth Mansion after dinner, a Travel + Leisure pick for the Best Place to Stay in Charleston during Christmas. The Wentworth Mansion Christmas Carol Package features two seats at Dickens Dinner and overnight accommodations inside a cozy Mansion room. Package starts at $479/night. Call (888) 466-1886 to reserve a room. Get more information here.

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