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Dickens Festival

The 18th annual Dickens Festival, December 6th, 7th & 8th, 2013, an annual Village celebration of the author of A Christmas Carol, features costumed characters, decorated streets and shops, Victorian entertainment and food. This holiday festival offers many free or low-cost attractions.

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Many performances, an old-fashioned marketplace on East Main Street, carriage and trolley rides, a lantern-lit house tour of historic homes and a Grand Final Parade are sponsored by the Greater Port Jefferson Northern Brookhaven Arts Council.

Pictures from Previous Dickens Festivals

Events – 18th Annual Port Jefferson Village Dickens Festival

Short Schedule
All performances are subject to change

Friday

  • 5:00 Victorian Lantern Dedication – Location to be Determined
  • 5:30 Opening Ceremony – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 6:00 PM  – Tree lighting
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  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 PM – Carolers – Graceful Rose Restaurant, West Broadway
  • 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM – Victorian Delicacies and Potables for Dinner – LOCAL RESTAURANTS
  • Drowned Meadow House, corner of Barnum and West Broadway
  • Candlelight Tours for adults by appointment only: 631 473-2945
  • 7:00 PM – Holiday concert – Island Christian Church
  • 7:00 to 9:00 PM -  Fezziwig’s Dance Party – 1850s Dance Band – Dance All Night – Masonic Lodge
  • 7:00 – 11:00PM  -  Dickens Holiday Dance (Tickets) – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 8:00 PM Serenade Duo - concert – First Methodist Church
  • 8:00 PM  -  A Christmas Carol – Theatre Three followed by photos w/ Scrooge (Tickets)
  • 8:00 PM         The NutcrackerPort Jefferson High School (Tickets)

Saturday

  • 9:00 AM – 12 Noon – How Boats are Built – Bayles Boat Shop, Harborfront Park
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – Fair & 21st Annual Cookie Walkin honor and memory of Janet Odell, who originated the 1st Cookie Walkirst Methodist Church
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM – visit the Port Jefferson Free Library YA Center – 150 East Main Street
  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Chocolate Extravaganza – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 11:00 AM       Barnaby Saves Christmas – Theater Three followed by photos w/ Santa (Tickets)
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – St. Nicholas’ Inn Soup & Lunch Christ Church Episcopal
  • 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM -  Dickens Alley – HISTORIC EAST MAIN STREET
  • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM  – Artisan Square – Old-Time Craft Demonstrations – Graceful Rose, West Broadway
  • 12 Noon to 5:00 PM Story-telling Time around the Tree – Chase Bank, 120 Main Street
  • 12 Noon – 5:00 PM  roasted chestnuts for sale – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 12 Noon – 5:00 PM -  Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest Masonic Lodge
  • 12 Noon – 5:00 PM            Horse and Carriage Rides – starting at Island Christian Church on East Main Street – $2.00 per person donation appreciated
  • 12 Noon to 5:00 PM A Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Harbormaster’s Building, West Broadway
  • 12 Noon – 9:00 PM    Old Fashioned Trolley Ride – Throughout the Village. Donations appreciated.
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Mather Museum Complex Tour – Port Jefferson Historical Society, 115 Prospect Street
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Punch and Judy Show – Village Way Restaurant, Main Street
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM  Special Maritime Activities, ages 2 and up- Maritime Explorium, Chandlery Building, 101 East Broadway – Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson Street at East Main Street
  • 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM  – Santa’s Workshop – Drowned Meadow House, corner of Barnum and West Broadway – Thank you to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
  • 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM  – 17th Annual Victorian Tea – 1st Presbyterian Church Donation $15
  • 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM -Port Jefferson Elementary School Select Choir, -Jessica Pastor and Lisa Scrom, Directors, Port Jefferson Elementary School Wind and Brass Ensemble,Edward Pisano, Director – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 1:00 PM Issac Sussman, piano – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 1:00 PM – Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1:15 PM – Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
  • 1:00 PM  – Velvet Runaways Christmas Rock – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1:30 PM  -  Songs of the Season – concert – Island Christian Church
  • 2:00 PM  – Greek Orthodox Choir of Suffolk County – Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road
  • 2:00 – 2:45 PM -  Musicians from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Janet Hanson, Choir Leader -1st Presbyterian Church
  • 2:00 PM  Sweet Melody Musicians – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 2:15 PM  – Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 2:15 PM – Toot Sweet Flutes- Island Christian Church
  • 2:30 PM  – Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas- Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 2:30 PM Miracle off Main Street – Christmas-themed Interactive fun with Renegade Improv – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 3:00 PM – Brookhaven Flute Choir – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 3:00 PM – Songs of the Season – concert – Island Christian Church
  • 3:00 PM – A Christmas CarolTheater Three (tickets)
  • 3:00 PM – John Q & Co. Christ Church Episcopal
  • 3:00 PM – The Nutcracker – Port Jefferson High School (tickets)
  • 3:30 PM – Christmas Carol Radio Show Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 3:30 PM – Great Wizard of the North Magic Show Masonic Lodge
  • 3:45 PM – Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM  -  North Shore Chamber Choir – The Messiah
  • Jeffrey Schneider, Music Director
  • 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 4:00 PM – Odell Cureton reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 4:15 PM – Toot Sweet Flutes- Island Christian Church
  • 4:30 PM – Miracle off Main Street – Christmas-themed Interactive fun with Renegade Improv – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 4:30 PM Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) – Masonic Lodge
  • 4:30 – 8:30 PM – Lanternlight House Tour (tickets)
  • 5:30 PM – Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper)  – Masonic Lodge
  • 5:30 PM  – Christmas music – concert Island Christian Church
  • 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Carolers – Graceful Rose Restaurant, West Broadway
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Historic Montfort Hall images on display, live music concerts and refreshments – Infant Jesus RC Church, 110 Myrtle Avenue at Main Street
  • 6:30 PM  – Christmas music – concert – Island Christian Church
  • 7:00 PM -  7th Annual Christmas Variety Show – 1st Methodist Church
  • 7:00 PM – Deanna Monaco & Friends holiday jazz concert, Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 7:00 PM – Beggar’s Ball – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 7:30 to 9:30 PM       Fezziwig’s Dance Party – 1850s Dance Band – Dance All Night – Masonic Lodg
  • 7:30 PM It’s A Wonderful Life variety show  – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 8:00 PM -  A Christmas Carol (Tickets) – Theater Three – followed by photos w/ Scrooge
  • 8:00 PM – he Nutcracker – Port Jefferson High School (Tickets)

Sunday

  • 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Chocolate Extravaganza – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM St. Nicholas’ Inn Soup & Lunch Christ Church Episcopal
  • 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 and 2:30PM  Dickens Brunch – Danford’s Inn, 25 East Broadway - $34.95 adults, $19.95 children under 12, children under 4 are free
  • Beggar’s Brunch at Graceful Rose, West Broadway – call 631.509.1792 for times
  • 11:00 – 4:00 PM – Dickens Alley – HISTORIC EAST MAIN STREET
  • 11:30 AM       Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM             Horse and Carriage Rides – Island Christian Church on East Main Street – $2.00 donation appreciated
  • 12 Noon to 4:00 PM Story-telling Time around the Tree -Chase Bank, 120 Main Street
  • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest – Masonic Lodge
  • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM            Artisan Square – Old-Time Craft Demonstrations – Graceful Rose, West Broadway
  • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM   roasted chestnuts for sale – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 12 Noon to 4:00 PM A Holly Jolly Dickens Christmas – Harbormaster’s Building, West Broadway
  • 12 Noon – 7:00 PM  Old Fashioned Trolley Ride – Throughout the Village. Donations appreciated
  • 12:30 PM       Anchored Faith featuring Kiana Hammarth – Island Christian Church
  • 12:30 PM       Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 12:30 PM Bob Westcott, guitar – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM  17th Annual Victorian Tea – 1st Presbyterian Church – Donation $15
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Punch and Judy Show – Village Way Restaurant, Main Street
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Storybook Time with Mother Goose – Port Jefferson Free Library, 100 Thompson Street at East Main Street
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Holiday Party and Tour  – Victorian Christmas tree, decorations, toy and doll exhibit, refreshments – Port Jefferson Historical Society, 115 Prospect Street
  • 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM  Santa’s Workshop – Drowned Meadow House, corner of Barnum and West Broadway – Thank you to Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
  • 1:00 PM– 5:00 PM   Special Maritime Activities, ages 2 and up – Maritime Explorium, Chandlery Building, 101 East Broadway
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM  visit the Port Jefferson Free Library YA Center – 150 East Main Street
  • 1:00 – 1:30 PM         North Shore Suzuki School String Ensemble – Leslie Fayette, Director – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 1:00 PM         Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
  • 1:30 – 4:30 PM          Dickens Radio Drama – Port Jefferson Free Library
  • 1:30 PM         Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) – First Methodist Church
  • 1:30 PM Issac Sussman, piano – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 1:30 PM Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations – Island Christian Church
  • 1:30 PM Miracle off Main Street – Christmas-themed Interactive fun with Renegade Improv – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1:40 – 2:10 PM         Port Jefferson Middle School String Orchestra – Christian Neubert, Director – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 1:45 PM         Christmas Carol Radio Show – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 2:00 PM         Artesian Guitar Quartet – concert – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 2:20 – 3:05 PM    Port Jefferson High School String Orchestra – Michael Caravello, Director – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 2:30 PM         Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
  • 2:30 PM         Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations – Island Christian Church
  • 2:30 PM         The Gold Coast Duet, concert – First Methodist Church
  • 2:30 PM Odell Cureton reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 2:45 PM         Songs of the Sea with Alan Short – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 3:00 PM         A Christmas Carol (Tickets) – Theater Three
  • 3:00 PM         The Antiquity Quartet – David Lance, Director – Christ Church Episcopal
  • 3:00 PM         The Nutcracker (Tickets) – Port Jefferson High School
  • 3:15 -3:45 PM           Port Jefferson High School Choral, Wind and Brass Ensemble Katie Bernius, Director – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 3:30 PM         Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) – First Methodist Church
  • 3:30 PM Miracle off Main Street – Christmas-themed Interactive fun with Renegade Improv – Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 4:00 – 5:00 PM The Long Island Symphonic Choral Association (LISCA) – Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Director – 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 4:00 PM Great Wizard of the North Magic Show – Masonic Lodge
  • 4:30 PM         The Passing of the Lantern of Life
  • 5:00 PM         Grand Finale Giant Puppet Parade – starts at Theater Three on Main Street and ends at Village Hall
  • 5:30 PM Closing Ceremonies w/ members of the Twin Shores Chorus and the Harbormen’s Chorus – Village Hall
  • 7:00 PM         A Christmas Carol (Tickets) – Theater Three – followed by photos w/ Scrooge

All Weekend: Port Jefferson Village Center

  • Ice Skating
  • Port Jefferson Dickens Festival photos and Elaine Lipitz art exhibit

All Weekend: Village of Belle Terre Community Center

  • Model Train Exhibit

All Weekend: Village of Port Jefferson

  • Dickens Festival Street Characters
  • Dickens Plays-on-the-Street
  • Gingerbread House Contest, Masonic Lodge
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Victorian Delicacies and Potables for Dinner

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