Dickens Festival Returns to Port Jefferson


Annual tradition returns again for its 25th year.

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Photo: Port Jefferson Village Facebook page.

Jacob Marley may be dead as a doornail but the Port Jefferson Dickens Festival lives on. This year marks the 25th Annual Charles Dickens Festival, which will take over the harbor village from Friday evening until Sunday, December 3-December 5, 2021.


Local merchants, countless events, and roaming characters from the beloved tale will help transform Port Jefferson into an enchanted Christmas village. Expect to run into Father Christmas, Dickens Mayor, Scrooge, the Town Crier and chimney sweeps as you take in the sights and sounds of the season.


All events are open to the public and most attractions are free of charge. The festivities will feature many returning favorites; ice skating at the Village Center, a cappella performance by choirs and harmony groups, Nutcracker performances, magic shows by The Great Wizard of the North, and many fine musical performances by area musicians. In addition, this year’s festival will feature Theater Three’s Annual production of A Christmas Carol.


Travel to Port Jefferson Village this weekend to be a part of the magic and kick off the holiday season. Click here to get a full schedule of events this weekend.