The 27th Annual Village of Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival which was held on December 2 and 3 is in the history books with visitors gathered to celebrate the beloved author as once again this quaint seaport village was turned into a living Dickens stage.
From the opening Main Street parade on Saturday to the closing parade and Holiday tree lighting on Sunday with all the events in between, the festival added a sparkle and a smile to all attendees.
The breathtaking Festival of Trees, featuring Christmas trees decorated by participating
sponsors, yielded a Hollywood-level experience that is held throughout the month of December at the Port Jefferson Village Center. The whimsical Santa’s Workshop, an incredible tribute to Christmas of yesteryear, was on every person’s “must see” list.
Rounding out the weekend were the involving performances of our roving troupe of over 130 Dickens street characters. From enacting Dickensian skits at the various “natural” outdoor stages around the Village to groups of costumed players visiting local restaurants singing carols, the volunteer core of performers, both area students and professional actors, brought Victorian England alive in the Village.
The Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival is a program produced by the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council in cooperation with the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson. https://www.gpjac.org/