Dickens' Dinner

Friday, November 29th to Saturday, December 14th
The Chimes

Enjoy a traditional 19th-century country Christmas dinner in our rustic Cafe served family-style, featuring homemade soup, cabbage salad, pickles, local roast turkey, root vegetables, and, for dessert, mincemeat pie or plum pudding. A traditional toast will be offered prior to dinner. After your meal, head to our Trinity Church for a performance of The Chimes, based on the short novel by Charles Dickens.

A Christmas favourite returns to Fanshawe Pioneer Village, this time imagined as a 1930s radio play. Full of song, heart and the Christmas spirit!

Toby “Trotty” Veck is a world-weary ticket porter who discovers the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of keeping up hope through an encounter with two ancient goblins who live in the church bells. The Chimes is a lesser-known life-affirming story of human kindness, from the mind that created A Christmas Carol.

Based on the story by Charles Dickens

Adapted by Jason Rip

Directed by Adam Corrigan-Holowitz

Dan Ebbs, Casey Cornell, Elizabeth Durand, Kydra Ryan

Please note, this event is not licensed.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village will be collecting non-perishable food items at this event. If you would like to contribute to our donation please feel free to bring something along.

Event Sponsor 
A&B Your Party Rental
Event Times & Additional Event Date(s) 

Date selected through Eventbrite.

6:30 p.m. to approximately 10:00 p.m.

Friday, November 29, 2019 (Tickets No Longer Available)
Saturday, November 30, 2019 (Sold Out)
Friday, December 6, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019 (Sold Out)
Friday, December 13, 2019 (Sold Out)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 (Sold Out)

Event Cost 

$55 plus tax

Includes traditional meal and theatrical performance.

Reservations Required