Father Christmas, Scrooge kick off Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson

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This weekend, you can walk into the middle of an 18th century Victorian novel as Port Jefferson holds its 23rd annual Charles Dickens Festival.

Characters like Father Christmas, Scrooge and the chimney sweeps will be there to kick off the holiday event.

Festivities include ice skating, carolers and a visit to Santa's workshop.

The kickoff starts at 11 a.m. Saturday with a parade along East Main and Main streets.

The festival runs Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. throughout the village of Port Jefferson.

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