Annual Charles Dickens Festival
Info for our 25th year Coming Soon!
The Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, in cooperation with
The Village of Port Jefferson,
Presents The 25th Annual Charles Dickens Festival
December 4th - 5th, 2021
As fall sheds its leafy coat in preparation for winter, the first weekend in December once again plays host to the beloved Village of Port Jefferson Charles Dickens Festival. Join us as we celebrate the Festival’s 25th Anniversary through our cherished traditions and spectacular new additions that will add a sparkle and a smile to this magical weekend.
Produced by the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council in cooperation with the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson, friends and families from across the North East, from all 50 states and, indeed, from around the globe, will gather to celebrate the beloved author as we once again turn our quaint seaport village into a living Dickens stage.
Be on the lookout for the engaging “Mrs. Cratchet’s Colorful Christmas Crafts” event, featuring a potpourri of small craft and cookie kits for families to purchase and put together in time for the holiday season. Mrs. Cratchet’s and the WONDERFUL Festival of Trees (a Hollywood worthy event) are found at the Port Jefferson Village Center. The whimsical Santa’s Workshop, an incredible tribute to Christmas of yesteryear once again created by the celebrated confection artist Pat Darling, should be on every person’s “must see” list. Look for it on the corner of Barnum and West Main Street. The Artisan Square, showing how hand crafted works were made during Victorian England, and the spectacular Tiny Tim’s Train Station (a Toys for Tots location), presented by the Reed Family Train Project at the Harbormaster’s building, rounds out the big attractions. The restaurants offer Dickensian inspired fare, while the wide range of shops in the village stay open for extended hours for holiday shopping.
The Village, once again, will be rich with our troupe of Dickens’ Street Characters and alive with a host of musical, magical and theatrical presentations sure to delight the Scroogiest of curmudgeons. Join us for the grand opening parade and Pickwick's closing extravaganza featuring the Longwood High School marching band, spectacular NEW giant puppets and a few (SHHHHH) new surprises.
A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
¡Please join us for a wonderful time!
We are always looking for volunteers for this great event! Become a street character, caroler, or just dress up and be part of the festivities! Kids can also get volunteer hours!
©2021 BY GREATER PORT JEFFERSON ARTS.