Port Jefferson NY Dickens Festival – Events

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The 17th annual Dickens Festival, November 30th, December 1st and 2nd 2012, 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.

Events – 17th Annual Port Jefferson Village Dickens Festival

Friday

  • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit Belle Terre Community Center, 55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
  • 5:00 PM Victorian Lantern Dedication Memorial Park, West Broadway and at blinking light on Main Street
  • 5:30 PM Opening Ceremony 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 6:00 – 9:00 PM Toy Train Petite Exhibit Port Jefferson Village Center, 101 East Broadway
  • 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Victorian Delicacies and Potables for Dinner LOCAL RESTAURANTS
  • 6:30 PM Strike The Bell – concert Masonic Lodge
  • 7:00 PM Songs of the Season – concert Island Christian Church
  • 7:30 PM – 11:30PM Crystal Ball Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 7:45 PM The Solstice Singers – concert Masonic Lodge
  • 8:00 PM Dickens Music on the Sound Songs of the Season – an evening of winter holiday music  1st Methodist Church
  • 8:00 PM A Christmas Carol Theatre Three followed by photos w/ Scrooge – (Tickets)
  • 8:00 PM The Nutcracker Port Jefferson High School (Tickets)

Saturday

  • 10:00 – 3:00 Fair & 20th Annual Cookie Walk in honor and memory of Janet Odell, who originated the 1st Cookie Walk 1st Methodist Church
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM visit the Port Jefferson Free Library YA Center 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, Chinese Auction of Gift Baskets, Roasted Chestnuts and Christmas Curiosity Shop Christ Church Episcopal (tickets)
  • 11:00 – 5:00 PM Dickens Alley HISTORIC EAST MAIN STREET
  • 11:00 – 5:00 PM Broom-Making Demonstration Harbor Square Mall, Main Street
  • 12 Noon – 1:00 PM Grand Finale Award Presentation Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest Masonic Lodge
  • 12 Noon – 2:00 PM How Boats are Built Bayles Boat Shop Harborfront Park
  • 12 noon – 5:00 PM Story Book Time with Mother Goose  The Guardians of Rescue and the Soldier Dogs Chase Bank, 120 Main Street
  • 12 noon – 5:00 PM Rhythmos Children’s Dancers Harbormaster’s Building, Town of Brookhaven Lot, West Broadway
  • 12 noon – 5:00 PM Horse and Carriage Rides Island Christian Church on East Main Street Graceful Rose on West Broadway  $2.00 per person donation appreciated
  • 12 noon – 5:00 PMToy Train Petite Exhibit Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 12 noon – 5:00 PMVisit Santa’s Workshop Roe House, corner of Barnum and West Broadway
  • 12 Noon – 8:00 PM Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit Belle Terre Community Center, 55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
  • 12 Noon – 9:00 PM Old Fashioned Trolley Ride Throughout the Village Donations appreciated.
  • 1:00 – 4:00PM Mather Museum Complex Tour Port Jefferson Historical Society, 115 Prospect Street
  • 1:00 – 5:00 Special Maritime Activities, ages 2 and up Maritime Explorium Chandlery Building, 101 East Broadway
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 16th Annual Victorian Tea 1st Presbyterian Church Donation $15
  • 1:00 PM Port Jefferson Elementary School Select Choir Andrew Frey and Jessica Pastor, Directors  Port Jefferson Elementary School Chamber Ensemble Christine Klimek, Director 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 1:00 PM Christmas Carol Radio Show Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Christ Church Episcopal
  • 1:30 PM Songs of the Season Island Christian Church
  • 1:30 PMGreat Wizard of the North Magic Show Masonic Temple
  • 2:00 PM Musicians from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Janet Hanson, Choir Leader 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 2:00 PM Choir Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road
  • 2:00 PM The Story of St. Nicholas Christ Church Episcopal
  • 2:15 PM Christmas Carol Radio Show Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 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
  • 2:30 PM Toot Sweet Flutes Island Christian Church
  • 3:00 PM Logan Family – cello, viola and vocal 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 3:00 PM A Christmas Carol  Theater Three (tickets)
  • 3:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Christ Church Episcopal
  • 3:00 PM The Nutcracker  Port Jefferson High School (tickets)
  • 3:00 PM Great Wizard of the North Magic Show Masonic Lodge
  • 3:30 PM Christmas Carol Radio Show Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 3:30 PM Toot Sweet Flutes Island Christian Church
  • 3:45 PM Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas  Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 4:00 PM North Shore Chamber Choir – The Messiah  Jeffrey Schneider, Music Director 1st Presbyterian Church
  • 4:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Christ Church Episcopal
  • 4:30 – 8:30 PM Lanternlight House Tour (tickets)
  • 4:30 PM Treasured Moments of Christmas Music and choreography Island Christian Church
  • 4:30 PM Miracle off Main Street  Interactive fun with Renegade Improv Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 4:30 PM Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) Masonic Lodge
  • 5:30 PM Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) Masonic Lodge
  • 5:30 PM Christmas Jazz – concert Island Christian Church
  • 6:30 PM Christmas Jazz – concert Island Christian Church
  • 7:00 5th Annual Christmas Variety Show 1st Methodist Church
  • 7:30 PM Artesian Collaborative – concert  Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 7:30 to 9:30 Fezziwig’s Dance Party  1850s Dance Band – Dance All Night Masonic Lodge
  • 8:00 PM Voices of Christmas – stage play Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 8:00 PM A Christmas Carol (Tickets)  Theater Three followed by photos w/ Scrooge
  • 8:00 PM The 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, Chinese Auction of Gift Baskets, Roasted Chestnuts and Christmas Curiosity Shop Christ Church Episcopal
    • 11:00 AM, 12 Noon, 2:00 and 2:30PM Dickens Brunch Danford’s Inn, East Broadway
    • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Dickens Alley HISTORIC EAST MAIN STREET
    • 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Broom-Making Demonstration  Harbor Square Mall, Main Street
    • 12 Noon – 2:00 PM How Boats are Built Bayles Boat Shop Harborfront Park
    • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM Horse and Carriage Rides  Island Christian Church on East Main Street Graceful Rose on West Broadway  $2.00 donation appreciated
    • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest Masonic Lodge
    • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM Santa’s Workshop, Drowned Meadow House West Broadway and Barnum Avenue
    • 12 Noon – 4:00 PM Story Book Time with Mother Goose The Guardians of Rescue and the Soldier Dogs Chase Bank, 120 Main Street
    • 12 Noon – 7:00 PM Old Fashioned Trolley Ride Throughout the Village Donations appreciated
    • 12 Noon – 8:00 PM Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit  Belle Terre Community Center, 55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
    • 12:30 PM Holiday Songs by Danielle and Kiana Hammarth  Island Christian Church
    • 12:30 PM Christmas Carol Radio Show  Port Jefferson Village Center
    • 12:30 PM Victorian Music Graceful Rose Restaurant West Broadway
    • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Friends of Charles Dickens Port Jefferson Village Center
    • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 16th Annual Victorian Tea  1st Presbyterian Church  Donation $15
    • 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 – 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, East Main Street
    • 1:00 PM North Shore Suzuki School String Ensemble Leslie Fayat, Director 1st Presbyterian Church (tickets)
    • 1:00 PM Great Wizard of the North Magic Show Masonic Lodge
    • 1:00 PM Choir  Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption, 430 Sheep Pasture Road
    • 1:00 PM Children’s Choir from the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption  Harbormaster’s Building, Town of Brookhaven Lot, West Broadway
    • 1:00 PM The Story of St. Nicholas Christ Church Episcopal
    • 1:30 – 4:30 PM Marathon Dickens Reading Port Jefferson Free Library
    • 1:30 PM Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) First Methodist Church
    • 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 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 Chamber music concert Christ Church Episcopal
    • 2:20 PM Port Jefferson High School String Orchestra Michael Caravello, Director 1st Presbyterian Church
    • 2:30 PM SCHOOL OF ROCK: UNPLUGGED HOLIDAY Harbormaster’s Building, Town of Brookhaven Lot, West Broadway
    • 2:30 PM Great Wizard of the North Magic Show Masonic Lodge
    • 2:30 PMComsewogue HS String Ensemble Elaine Nadeau, Director  Island Christian Church
    • 3:00 PM A Christmas Carol (Tickets) Theater Three
    • 3:00 PM Christmas Carol Radio Show Port Jefferson Village Center
    • 3:00 PM Chamber Music Concert Christ Church Episcopal
    • 3:00 PM The Nutcracker (Tickets) Port Jefferson High School
    • 3:15 PM Port Jefferson High School Choral, Wind and Brass Ensemble Christine Creighton and Jason Crockett, Directors  1st Presbyterian Church (tickets)
    • 3:30 PM Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper) First Methodist Church
    • 3:30 PMMountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations Island Christian Church
    • 3:30 PMMiracle off Main Street  Christmas-themed Interactive fun with Renegade Improv Port Jefferson Village Center
    • 4:00 PM The Long Island Symphonic Choral Association (LISCA) Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Director 1st Presbyterian Church (tickets)
    • 3:30 PMGreat 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/Twin Shores Chorus Village Hall
  • 8:00 PM A Christmas Carol (Tickets) Theater Three – followed by photos w/ Scrooge

All Weekend

  • Port Jefferson Village Center:
    • Ice Skating
    • Dickens Festivals Past: photos by John Griffin
    • Night Heron art exhibit
    • Open to the public
  • Village of Belle Terre Community Center: Model Train Exhibit
  • Village of Port Jefferson:
    • Dickens Festival Street Characters
    • Gingerbread House Contest, Masonic Lodge
    • Santa’s Workshop

 

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