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Christmas Carol Party Nights at The Athenaeum

Christmas Carol Party Nights at The Athenaeum
Start Date: 2 December 2021
Start Time: 7pm
End Date: 18 December 2021
End Time: 12.30am

The Athenaeum, Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1LU, Suffolk

Join us this year to celebrate the festive season with The Athenaeum’s own take on ‘A Christmas Carol’ enjoying a modern twist with the beauty of Victorian elegance.

Charles Dickens, the author of this much loved novel, gave readings at our stunning, Grade I listed venue in 1859 and again in 1861.

Historically, The Athenaeum has always been popular for social events and party gatherings – from Victorian times to the present day – thus providing the perfect visual backdrop to complement The Christmas Carol theme.

This Christmas we will take you on a wonderful journey back to mid-Victorian times to experience festive customs and traditions. These will include family and friends gathering, carols, seasonal food and plenty to drink! Not to mention creating a present day party atmosphere for you and your guests to celebrate the wonderful occasion in style.

The spectacular Christmas tree will be traditionally decorated with an amazing display of dried fruit from oranges, holly berries, strings of dried cranberries as well as cinnamon sticks and candies wrapped in beautiful colours.

Upon arrival, you and your guests will be warmly welcomed and invited to start your evening with a chilled glass of sparkling fizz.

Following your festive drinks, you will be led into the stunningly decorated Georgian Ballroom… step back in time and let the festive scents of cinnamon, berries and oranges engulf you.

Our outstanding team of chefs have created a sumptuous three course festive dinner using the finest seasonal ingredients to provide you with a true taste sensation.

After your Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, our resident DJ will have you on the dance floor for the rest of the night, enjoying an array of tunes, requests and festive favourites.

Bookings are required for multiples of 8 guests per table. Please note that we can hire larger tables for 10 guests, at an additional charge.


Thursday 2 December

Friday 3 December

Saturday 4 December

Friday 10 December

Saturday 11 December

Thursday 16 Dec

Friday 17 December

Saturday 18 December

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