Sponsorship Opportunities: We fund-raise ALL year for The Charles Dickens Festival 2020 will be our 25th year! Please let us know if you would like to become part of this magical EVENT!
24th Annual Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival
December 7 & 8, 2019
Please Help Support one of the Most Festive Events Around!
Dear Friend of Dickens,
The upcoming 24th Annual Charles Dickens Festival needs your help more than ever as we grow our event to new heights.
Packed with creative offerings from beginning to end, this cultural offering entertains some 25,000+ visitors from all over Long Island, NYC, New England and, indeed, visitors from all 50 states, along with a growing presence from now six European countries. This popularity creates a fun-filled opportunity for local and regional businesses large and small to ring in the holiday season. As a sponsor of our 24th year celebration, your contribution will resonate through print, radio and media outlets impacting the local and regional community.
This internationally-renown, top 10 festival on Long Island (voted Best of Long Island Annual Event 2019) is made possible due to the support of our business community and we are very thankful for your patronage.
Please consider supporting this event by selecting one of the many sponsorship opportunities available scroll down page to see all !****Deadline for Times Beacon Newspaper is OCTOBER 10, 2019 Get your sponsorship in early!
Grand Naming Sponsor $15,000
Perfect Advertising for the Holiday Season!
• Your name featured in 35,000 Times Beacon Record Dickens inserts- Direct mail and newstands.
• Your Ad & Logo on Inside cover of official program, 5,000 printed and distributed.
• Recognition on all printed materials during Festival.
• Your Ad & Logo on the official Village Dickens Festival Website.
HORSE & CARRIAGE RIDES
Clop Clop Clop ...Here Comes Oreo! Take a scenic ride around our historic East Main and Main Street in our horse and carriages. Six -seat Horse & Wagon for Saturday and Sunday.
DICKENS TROLLEY & PORT JEFF JITNEY SHUTTLE BUS
Take a trolley ride around historic Port Jefferson. Hearing the ring of the trolley bell and watching her pass reminds us of a Christmas in St. Louis! An integral part of our festival, the trolley helps transport visitors up and downtown with various stops along the route, while a shuttle bus transports visitors to overflow parking lots.
Trolley: Sponsors: $2,000 | PJ Jitneys:
- Special performance of the North Shore Chamber Choir, under the direction of Jeffrey Schneider, will perform this classic beloved baroque oratorio. The venue holds 350 and is always filled to the rafters. Saturday afternoon.
Santa and his Elves welcome all to visit Santa’s Workshop. Meander through the whimsical rooms in our historic Drowned Meadow House. Twinkling white lights, confection displays, and giant nutcrackers are just a few of the signature elements that bring the Magic of Christmas to life!
Check out our virtual tour:
Sponsors: $2,500 each
*Signage on display Nov 30 & Dec 1, Dickens Festival, and Dec 14 & 15
Featuring over 17 professionally decorated 6ft. trees on display at the Village Center through-out the month of December. Sponsor name will be prominently featured at this popular display. First come first serve!
Grand Sponsors : $2,500 each
Single Tree Sponsors: $250 each
All sponsors will decorate their tree by end of November to showcase their business throughout the month of December
*Signage on display during the festival and ALL December
A tented area devoted to artisans demonstrating 19th century crafts. A variety of blacksmithing, carpentry, weaving, glass making, paint mixing and masonry tradespeople will demonstrate authentic techniques and tools. This interactive Q&A forum encourages festival attendees to learn the evolution of tools from the Industrial Revolution to modern day.
Sponsors: $500 each
OLIVER TWIST’S ARTISAN SQUARE
Stomp to the sounds of an old time Fezziwig barn style contra dance! Swing your partner round and round and clap your hands to a knee slapping beat! Absolute fun for those who love to dance and celebrate. Ideal for groups or individuals!
- Children of all ages will delight in this magnificent puppet parade finalé that marches down Main St. Bigger than life animated puppetry was created by volunteers and brings joy to all that attend.
Sponsors: $1000 each
PICKWICK’S PUPPET PARADE
ALL SPONSORS WILL BE:
• Listed on the individual event programs.
• Listed on the inside of the large all-inclusive program, which is the handbook for all Dickens
• Sponsors of ticketed events will also be featured on the individual tickets.
•Mention in the TBR Newspaper special Dickens Edition (deadlines apply).
MAJOR SPONSORS OF $1,000 or more
Will Receive The Following Benefits:
• Front page listing in the Times Beacon Record. Color logo and listing included on inside back cover of the official Dickens program.
• Listing on signage throughout the Village at various festival locations.
• Featured ad with company logo on official Village Dickens Festival Website.
VICTORIAN RESIDENT NIGHT GALA
A special dedicated Friday night of festivities for Port Jefferson residents on the eve of the Dickens’ Festival. Lite refreshments, Santa time, music and ice skating cap the entertainment.
Sponsors: $1000 each
THE GRAND MAGICAL WIZARDRY SHOW
The amazing Grand Magical Wizard will dazzle all who behold his incredible feats of fascinating scientific magic. This magic show attracts more than 500 children and their parents over the weekend at the Masonic Lodge.
Sponsors $1000 each
GREAT EXPECTATIONS COMMAND CENTER
Please support our 120+ cast of Dickens’ Characters and over 50+ volunteers at their base camp with warm food and beverages. They brave the elements all weekend to make the Dickens Festival an authentic experience.
Mrs. Cratchet's Holiday Cookies and Crafts
Your children will delight in adorning the tree with these easy to make children’s crafts and items for purchase that are guaranteed to tickle the fancy of even Mr. Scrooge himself.
Sponsors: $500 each
COUNT ME IN !
Support the Dickens Festival with your ad in the official Dickens Festival Brochure, covering all the events throughout the Village and freely handed out throughout both festival days. Seen by thousands. A great way to get your business noticed.
Full Page: $500, Half Page: $250 Quarter Page: $125, Box (1”x 5”): $100
Set outside you are bound to run into one of many theatrical groups engaging in Dickens’ skits captivating audiences. Benefits are:
business will be in the Times/Beacon/Record Dickens Festival Insert focusing on the street plays and featuring your business name, special “Newsies” will carry a poster indicating that a particular play is supported by your business to include name, address, phone, email and logo during the opening and closing parades, you will receive a sign indicating you are a Dickens Festival supporter to place in your business window, you will be featured in a highlighted video on our website, your business will be featured in the Official Dickens Festival Program. 10,000 given out over the two days!
AND we will send street characters to come sing at your business during the month of December at a mutually agreed upon time (must be within 3 miles of Port Jefferson Village)
Tell us at CHECKOUT which skit you would like to adopt!
Scrooge, Oliver, Cricket on the Hearth, Fortunes Folly, Pips Adventures or Curiosity Shop
Sponsors: $250 each play (you can sponsor more than 1)