Charles Dickens Festival returns to Port Jefferson this weekend

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It's a holiday tradition in Port Jefferson! The famous Charles Dickens festival is back for another year.

During the festival, the entire Village of Port Jefferson magically transforms into the characters from the classic novels.

The streets are filled with roaming characters such as Father Christmas, Scrooge, the Town Crier and the beloved chimney sweeps.

There's also singing, ice skating at the Village Center, and a Performance of "A Christmas Carol" at Theatre Three.

The 24th annual Charles Dickens Festival is Saturday and Sunday in Port Jefferson.

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