Christmas in Charleston is a uniquely charming experience. Though there may not be snow, there's an air of seasonal celebration seen in the lighted palmetto trees and carriages rides common to our historic streets.
If you're joining us in Charleston for Christmas, why not take part in one of the local Christmas traditions? Perhaps the most entertaining Charleston Christmas event is the annual retelling of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, paired with a breathtaking feast at Circa 1886.
Join Storyteller Tim Lowry and Chef Marc Collins at Wentworth Mansion for the annual Dickens Dinner, and travel back in time to Victorian England through a journey of the senses.
Storyteller Tim Lowry entertains Dickens Dinner guests with "A Christmas Carol" — Photo courtesy of Charming Inns
Alongside the telling of Charles Dickens' memorable Christmas tale, guests will enjoy a stunning four-course meal at the picturesque Circa 1886 restaurant, with a menu inspired by the story itself.
The first course of the Dickens Dinner will include a Fois Gras Custard with a fig gelée and candied walnuts, followed by a second course of Curried Parsnip Soup, topped with a parsley and pumpkin seed pistou.
The Dickens Dinner main course will be a festive Cranberry Braised Lamb Shank, served with cornbread stuffing, kale and horseradish cream.
For a sweet finish to this spectacular meal, guests will enjoy Sir Scott's Christmas Pudding, a worthy finale to an enjoyable evening.
Undoubtedly, guests will leave the Dickens Dinner with a renewed Christmas spirit, contented and eager to take advantage of the cozy atmosphere of Wentworth Mansion.
Dickens Dinner guests will travel back in time to Victorian England with storyteller Tim Lowry — Photo courtesy of Charming Inns
This year's Dickens Dinner will be held on two nights only: Dec. 10 and Dec. 16. The Dickens Dinner costs $85 per person, plus tax, gratuities and beverages.
Charming Inn's Circa 1886 and the Wentworth Mansion, both frequently ranked among the top restaurants and hotels in the country, are the perfect setting to complement such an authentic Christmas celebration, and they'll both be adorned in holiday decor, wreaths and lights.
The four-course feast will transport guests back in time to Dickens' Victorian England — Photo courtesy of Charming Inns
Make the most of your Christmas vacation in Charleston with an accommodations package at the beautiful Wentworth Mansion. Guests of the Dickens Dinner can take advantage of a special Christmas Carol Package for two, including seats at the Dickens Dinner, excluding room tax and beverages. Rates for the Christmas Carol Package start from $590 per couple.
To ensure you'll take part in the celebrated Dickens Dinner event, call (843) 853-7828 to make your reservations today!
Note: This event sells out very quickly each year! For more information regarding the Dickens Dinner, Christmas Carol Package, or Wentworth Mansion accommodations, please contact (888) 466-1886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guests may enjoy handcrafted Circa 1886 cocktails with their Dickens Dinner meal — Photo courtesy of Charming Inns