Drinking with Dickens

Date / Time

  • December 6, 2023
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


2008-2010 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103, United States

Sponsored by Genie and Jim Murphy




Welcoming in the Christmas season by celebrating the way Charles Dickens did, with good fellowship, music, and punch! The conviviality of the Dickensian world is nowhere more apparent than in Dickens’ Christmas books and stories. From Mr. Pickwick celebrating at Dingley Dell to Scrooge offering Bob Cratchit a talk over a bowl of smoking bishop, Dickens knew that Christmas “was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness.” Dickens himself always celebrated the holiday with parties, feasting, games and a brimming bowl of punch. 

We’ll begin the evening with punch made from Charles Dickens’ own recipe, then listen to a reading by actor Josh Hitchens of the Cratchit Family Dinner scene of A Christmas Carol.  Wearing your finest Victorian clothing is welcome (but not required).