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SCHEDULE: 2012 Port Jefferson Dickens Festival

A schedule of events for the 17th Annual Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson.

The 17th Annual Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson will be held from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 this year. Use our handy schedule to map out your weekend of 19th Century fun in the village. You can also print out the PDF version of this schedule attached to this post to take with you.

Friday

  • 4 – 8 p.m.
    Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit
    Belle Terre Community Center
    55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
  • 5 p.m.
    Victorian Lantern Dedication
    Memorial Park
    West Broadway and at blinking light on Main Street
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Opening Ceremony
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 6 – 9 p.m.
    Toy Train Petite Exhibit
    Port Jefferson Village Center
    101 East Broadway
  • 6 to 11 p.m.
    Victorian Delicacies and Potables for Dinner
    Local Restaurants
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Strike The Bell Concert

    Masonic Lodge
    Main Street
  • 7 p.m.
    Songs of the Season Concert

    Island Christian Church
  • 7  – 11 p.m.
    Crystal Ball

    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 7:45 p.m.
    The Solstice Singers Concert

    Masonic Lodge
  • 8 p.m.
    Dickens Music on the Sound

    Songs of the Season – an evening of winter holiday music
    First Methodist Church
  • 8 p.m.
    A Christmas Carol

    Followed by photos w/ Scrooge
    Tickets Required
    Theatre Three
  • 8 p.m.
    The Nutcracker
    Tickets Required
    Port Jefferson High School

Saturday

  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Fair and 20th Annual Cookie Walk

    In honor and memory of Janet Odell, who originated the 1st Cookie Walk
    First Methodist Church
  • 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Visit the Port Jefferson Free Library

    Teen Center
    East Main Street
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Chocolate Extravaganza

    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 11 a.m.
    Barnaby Saves Christmas
    Followed by photos w/ Santa
    Tickets Required
    Theatre Three
  • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    St. Nicholas’ Inn Soup and Lunch
    Tickets Required
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Dickens Alley
    Historic East Main Street
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Broom Making Demonstration
    Harbor Square Mall
    Main Street
  • Noon – 1 p.m.
    Grand Finale Award Presentation

    Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest
    Masonic Lodge
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
    How Boats are Built

    Bayles Boat Shop at Harborfront Park
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Story Book Time with Mother Goose
    The Guardians of Rescue and the Soldier Dogs
    Chase Bank
    120 Main Street
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Rhythmos Children’s Dancers

    Harbormaster’s Building
    Town of Brookhaven Lot, West Broadway
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Horse and Carriage Rides

    $2.00 per person donation appreciated
    Island Christian Church
    East Main Street
    Graceful Rose
    West Broadway
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Toy Train Petite Exhibit

    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Visit Santa’s Workshop
    Roe House
    Corner of Barnum and West Broadway
  • Noon – 8 p.m.
    Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit

    Belle Terre Community Center
    55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
  • Noon – 9 p.m.
    Old Fashioned Trolley Ride Throughout the Village

    Donations appreciated.
  • 1 – 4 p.m.
    Mather Museum Complex Tour

    Port Jefferson Historical Society
    115 Prospect Street
  • 1 – 5 p.m.
    Special Maritime Activities

    Ages 2 and up
    Maritime Explorium
    101 East Broadway
  • 1 – 5 p.m.
    16th Annual Victorian Tea

    Donation $15
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 1 p.m.
    Port Jefferson Elementary School Select Choir
    Andrew Frey and Jessica Pastor, Directors
    Port Jefferson Elementary School Chamber Ensemble
    Christine Klimek, Director
    First Presbyterian Church
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    The Story of St. Nicholas
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Christmas Carol Radio Show
    Port Jefferson Village Center
    Sweet Melody Musicians
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • Noon – 5 p.m.
    Great Wizard of the North Magic Show

    Masonic Temple
    Main Street
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Choir

    Island Christian Church
  • 2 p.m.
    Musicians from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
    Janet Hanson, Choir Leader
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 2 p.m.
    Choir
    Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
    430 Sheep Pasture Road
  • 2 p.m.
    The Story of St. Nicholas
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 2:15 p.m.
    Christmas Carol Radio Show
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Toot Sweet Flutes
    Island Christian Church
  • 3 p.m.
    Logan Family – cello, viola and vocal
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 3 p.m.
    A Christmas Carol
    Tickets Required
    Theatre Three
  • 3 p.m.
    Eyewitness Concert

    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 3 p.m.
    The Nutcracker
    Tickets Required
    Port Jefferson High School
  • 3:30 p.m. Christmas Carol Radio Show
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Toot Sweet Flutes
    Island Christian Church
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Great Wizard of the North Magic Show
    Masonic Lodge
  • 3:45 p.m.
    Holiday Sing-a-long with Denise Romas
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 4 p.m.
    North Shore Chamber Choir – The Messiah
    Jeffrey Schneider, Music Director
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 4 p.m.
    Sweet Melody Musicians
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
    Lanternlight House Tour
    Tickets Required
  • 4:30 p.m.
    Treasured Moments of Christmas
    Island Christian Church
  • 4:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper)
    Masonic Lodge
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper)
    Masonic Lodge
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Christmas Jazz Concert
    Island Christian Church
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Christmas Jazz Concert
    Island Christian Church
  • 7 p.m.
    5th Annual Christmas Variety Show

    First Methodist Church
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Artesian Collaborative Concert
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
    Fezziwig’s Dance Party
    1850's Dance Band – Dance All Night
    Masonic Lodge
  • 8 p.m.
    Voices of Christmas Stage Play
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 8 p.m.
  • A Christmas Carol
    Followed by photos w/ Scrooge.
    Tickets Required
    Theatre Three
  • 8 p.m.
    The Nutcracker
    Tickets Required
    Port Jefferson High School

Sunday

  • 11 a.m., Noon, 2 and 2:30 p.m.
    Dickens Brunch
    Danford’s Inn
    East Broadway
  • 11 – 4 p.m.
    Dickens Alley

    Historic East Main Street
  • 11 – 4 p.m.
    Broom-Making Demonstration
    Harbor Square Mall
    Main Street
  • Noon – 2 p.m.
    How Boats are Built
    Bayles Boat Shop at Harborfront Park
  • Noon – 4 p.m.
    Horse and Carriage Rides
    $2.00 donation appreciated
    Island Christian Church
    East Main Street
    Graceful Rose
    West Broadway
  • Noon – 4 p.m.
    Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest
    Masonic Lodge
  • Noon – 4 p.m.
    Santa’s Workshop
    Drowned Meadow House
    West Broadway and Barnum Avenue
  • Noon – 4 p.m.
    Story Book Time with Mother Goose
    The Guardians of Rescue and the Soldier Dogs
    Chase Bank
    120 Main Street
  • Noon – 7 p.m.
    Old Fashioned Trolley Ride Throughout the Village
    Donations appreciated
  • Noon – 8 p.m.
    Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit
    Belle Terre Community Center
    55 Cliff Road, Belle Terre
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Holiday Songs by Danielle and Kiana Hammarth
    Island Christian Church
  • 12:30 p.m.
    Christmas Carol Radio Show
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Friends of Charles Dickens
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    16th Annual Victorian Tea
    Donation $15
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Holiday Party and Tour
    Victorian Christmas tree, decorations, toy and doll exhibit, refreshments
    Port Jefferson Historical Society
    115 Prospect Street
  • 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Special Maritime Activities
    Ages 2 and up
    Maritime Explorium
    101 East Broadway
    1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Visit the Port Jefferson Free Library
    Port Jefferson Library Teen Center
    East Main Street
  • 1 p.m.
    North Shore Suzuki School String Ensemble

    Leslie Fayat, Director
    Tickets Required

    First Presbyterian Church
  • 1 p.m.
    Great Wizard of the North Magic Show
    Masonic Lodge
  • 1 p.m.
    Choir

    Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
    430 Sheep Pasture Road
  • 1 p.m.
    Children’s Choir from the Greek Orthodox Church of the Assumption
    Harbormaster’s Building
    Town of Brookhaven Lot, West Broadway
  • 1 p.m.
    The Story of St. Nicholas
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Marathon Dickens Reading
    Port Jefferson Free Library
  • 2:30 p.m.
    School of Rock: Unplugged Holiday
    Harbormaster’s Building
    Town of Brookhaven Lot, West Broadway
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper)
    First Methodist Church
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations
    Island Christian Church
  • 1:40 p.m.
    Port Jefferson Middle School String Orchestra
    Christian Neubert, Director
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 1:45 p.m.
    Christmas Carol Radio Show
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 1:45 p.m.
    Harbormen Barbershop Chorus
    David Lance, Director
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 2:20 p.m.
    Port Jefferson High School String Orchestra
    Michael Caravello, Director
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Great Wizard of the North Magic Show
    Masonic Lodge
  • 2:30 p.m.
    Comsewogue High School String Ensemble
    Elaine Nadeau, Director
    Island Christian Church
  • 3 p.m.
    A Christmas Carol
    Tickets Required
    Theatre Three
  • 3 p.m.
    Christmas Carol Radio Show
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • 3 p.m.
    Eyewitness Holiday Concert
    Christ Church Episcopal
  • 3 p.m.
    The Nutcracker
    Tickets Required
    Port Jefferson High School
  • 3:15 p.m.
    Port Jefferson High School Choral, Wind and Brass Ensemble
    Christine Creighton and Jason Crockett, Directors
    Tickets Required
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Mrs. Dilber Tells All! (Scrooge’s housekeeper)
    First Methodist Church
  • 3:30 p.m.
    Mountain Maidens: Holiday Songs of all Nations
    Island Christian Church
  • 4 p.m.
    The Long Island Symphonic Choral Association (LISCA)
    Dr. Thomas Schmidt, Director
    Tickets Required
    First Presbyterian Church
  • 4 p.m.
    Great Wizard of the North Magic Show
    Masonic Lodge
  • 4:30 p.m.
    The Passing of the Lantern of Life
    Theatre Three
  • 5 p.m.
    Grand Finale Giant Puppet Parade
    Starts at Theatre Three on Main Street and ends at Village Hall
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Closing Ceremonies w/Twin Shores Chorus
    Port Jefferson Village Hall
  • 8 p.m.
    A Christmas Carol
    Followed by photos w/ Scrooge
    Tickets Required
    Theatre Three

All Weekend

  • Ice Skating
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • Historic Port Jefferson photos and Night Heron Art exhibit
    Open to the public
    Port Jefferson Village Center
  • Model Train Exhibit
    Belle Terre Community Center  
  • Dickens Festival Street Characters
    Gingerbread House Contest, Masonic Lodge
    Santa’s Workshop

    Village of Port Jefferson
Michael Leverett Dorn, PhD November 27, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Great job with this Lon!
CommackMom December 01, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Each year I look forward to a Dickens Cider. A Dickens Cider is the perfect pick-me-up. I'll never forget my first Dickens Cider! Do you remember your first Dickens Cider??
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