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The 25th Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)

After marching through the Village of Port Jefferson, the 25th Annual Charles Dickens Festival concluded with a gathering of village dignitaries, street performers, carolers, and festival attendees to witness the much-celebrated lighting of the official Village Christmas Tree.

The balcony in front of Village Hall became the ending ceremony stage that featured the presentation of the Dickens Honoree award and special thanks to the hundreds of individuals whose efforts made the 25th Charles Dickens Festival possible.

From there the countdown commenced culminating with the lighting of the tree.

The Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival is produced by the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council in cooperation with the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson.

Allan Varela, Deputy Mayor Kathianne Snaden, Bruce Miller, and Trustee Stan Loucks. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The 25th Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The 25th Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The 25th Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)
The 25th Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Terry Ryan Wolowski. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Longwood High School Marching Band. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Terry Ryan Wolowski and Alexander Tamuk. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Andrew Thomas and Trustee Rebecca Kassay. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Daniel Overin, George Overin, and Karen Overin. (Photo by Ed Shin)
John Gambo, Margaret Rosinski, and Ken Sanger. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Andrea Roode, an artist in residence, was honored. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Bill Snaden and Deputy Mayor Kathianne Snaden. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Deputy Mayor Kathianne Snaden was honored for years of service to the festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Allan Varela was honored for years of service to the festival. (Photo by Ed Shin)

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