Go Back To The 19th Century With The Dickens Festival This Friday

Over 25,000 residents are expected to get lost in time at this years event.

The 18th annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson Village will begin this Friday, with events happening all weekend. The festivities will begin with the "opening ceremony" at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 107 South Street. 

Over 25,000 people are expected to attend this years event. Attendees can expect everything from dramatic readings, a horse and carriage ride, a visit in Santa's Workshop, and even an encounter with a real reindeer. 

Check out the Friday's schedule below:
  • 5:00 p.m. Victorian Lantern Dedication – Location to be Determined
  • 5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 6:00 p.m. – Tree lighting
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Historic Montfort Hall images on display, live music concerts and refreshments – Infant Jesus RC Church, 110 Myrtle Avenue at Main Street
  • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Carolers – Graceful Rose Restaurant, West Broadway
  • 6:00 PM to 11:00 p.m. – Victorian Delicacies and Potables for Dinner Drowned Meadow House, corner of Barnum and West Broadway
  • Candlelight Tours for adults by appointment only: 631 473-2945
  • 7:00 p.m. – Holiday concert – Island Christian Church
  • 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. -  Fezziwig’s Dance Party – 1850s Dance Band – Dance All Night – Masonic Lodge
  • 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. - Dickens Holiday Dance (Tickets) – Port Jeff Village Center
  • 8:00 p.m. - Serenade Duo Concert – First Methodist Church
  • 8:00 p.m. - A Christmas Carol – Theatre Three followed by photos w/ Scrooge (Tickets)
  • 8:00 p.m. - The Nutcracker Port Jefferson High School (Tickets)
For the full schedule visit the Village's website.
Joan Nickeson December 03, 2013 at 07:28 PM
This is a great photo! Such a nice change to see an Ebeneezer that I haven't seen before...He looks authentic!
Mels Ditties December 04, 2013 at 09:12 AM
Another "MUST DO" holiday tradition in Port Jeff...We've had some simply wonderful times with the characters, shopkeeps & the horse drawn carriage, singing carols as we trotted thru Port...If you've never been, you must find some time this weekend to check it out...


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