Limited Spots Available for Dickens Tea on Dec 17 & 18

Mon November 14, 2022

A Christmas Carol, probably the most popular piece of fiction that Charles Dickens ever wrote, was published in 1843. Charles Dickens, through the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge, reminds us that a little kindness towards our fellow neighbor can go a long way.

Our House Master will delve into the characters and meaning behind A Christmas Carol while tasting traditional Victorian Christmas teas, finger foods and scrumptious desserts.

Register online at or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Administrative Office, 1 E. Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Location: Colonel Palmer House, 660 E. Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake

Sat, Dec 17

choice of Noon-1:30 pm (code 131928-01, 2 spots available) or 3-4:30 pm (code 131928-02)

Sun, Dec 18

choice of Noon-1:30 pm (sold out) or 3-4:30 pm (code 131928-04)

The Colonel Palmer House was built c.1858 by settlers Gustavus and Henrietta Palmer. Located on its original site, the home was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Currently the home is maintained by the Crystal Lake Park District and is home to the Crystal Lake Historical Society.

For more information or questions, contact John Fiorina,