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Scrooge and Oliver the chimney sweep in the

Scrooge and Oliver the chimney sweep in the crowd at the Opening Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009) Photo Credit: Photo by John Griffin

Scenes from the 14th annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson.

The Town Crier officially opens the Dickens Festival
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The Town Crier officially opens the Dickens Festival at the Opening Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Scrooge and Oliver the chimney sweep in the
Photo Credit: Photo by John Griffin

Scrooge and Oliver the chimney sweep in the crowd at the Opening Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Dickens characters sing Christmas carols in the crowd
Photo Credit: Photo by John Griffin

Dickens characters sing Christmas carols in the crowd at the Opening Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

A top hatted Dickens character in the crowd
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A top hatted Dickens character in the crowd at the Opening Ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Kelsey and Samantha Cavanagh along with Catherine Schultz
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Kelsey and Samantha Cavanagh along with Catherine Schultz admire their Dickens outfits in the mirror at Fezziwig's Cider Alley during the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Port Jefferson Mayor Margo Garant hands the key
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Port Jefferson Mayor Margo Garant hands the key to the village to the "newly appointed mayor" at the Opening Ceremony of the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival at the First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Arik Getchell of Mastic Beach visits with Santa
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Arik Getchell of Mastic Beach visits with Santa at the Fair & 17th Annual Cookie Walk at the First United Methodist Church of Port Jefferson at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Dickens Festival street characters greet visitors to the
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Dickens Festival street characters greet visitors to the village on Main Street in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

An acting troop from Theatre Three performs the
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An acting troop from Theatre Three performs the "15-minute Christmas Carol with Apologies to Charles Dickens" at the First Baptist Church of Port Jefferson at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Dickens street characters stroll down East Main Street
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Dickens street characters stroll down East Main Street in the rain at the annual Charles Dickens Festival on the streets and venues of Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Toy trains run along track in a four
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Toy trains run along track in a four level display at the Toys for Tots Model Railroad Exhibit at the Belle Terre Community Center at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Dickens street characters greet visitors to the village
Photo Credit: Photo by John Griffin

Dickens street characters greet visitors to the village on Main Street at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Dickens street characters greet visitors to the village
Photo Credit: Photo by John Griffin

Dickens street characters greet visitors to the village on Main Street at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

The Winter family of Carle Place get their
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The Winter family of Carle Place get their Dickens Heirloom photo taken by Michael Chiappone and Lou Rabeno at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Local children act during Santa's Surprise Party at
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Local children act during Santa's Surprise Party at the Masonic Lodge at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Costumed bears walk the sidewalk on Main Street
Photo Credit: Photo by John Griffin

Costumed bears walk the sidewalk on Main Street at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

The chimney sweeps have fun with Adelaide Maggio
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The chimney sweeps have fun with Adelaide Maggio of Bayport in Chandler Square at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Children look at Santa and his reindeer at
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Children look at Santa and his reindeer at Chandler Square during the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 4, 2009)

Father Christmas with some admirers on Main Street.
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Father Christmas with some admirers on Main Street. The 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival filled the streets and venues of Port Jefferson on December 4th, 5th, and 6th. (December 5, 2009)

Jessica Carpenter of Setauket is in the holiday
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Jessica Carpenter of Setauket is in the holiday spirit as she walks down Main Street at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Sydney and Sarah Beggins along with Melissa Petsco
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Sydney and Sarah Beggins along with Melissa Petsco admire Oscar the pig at Fezziwig's Cider Alley on Main Street at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

People make a wish by touching the lantern
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People make a wish by touching the lantern during The Passing of the Lantern of Life during the Grand Finale Parade at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

People make a wish by touching the lantern
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People make a wish by touching the lantern during The Passing of the Lantern of Life during the Grand Finale Parade at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Port Jefferson Village Mayor Margo Garant, left, along
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Port Jefferson Village Mayor Margo Garant, left, along with her mother and former mayor Jeanne Garant, center, are surrounded by the chimney sweeps and Father Christmas during the closing ceremony at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

The Ghost of Christmas Past and the Ghost
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The Ghost of Christmas Past and the Ghost of Christmas Present during the Grand Finale Parade at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

Street sign and a victorian street lantern adorn
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Street sign and a victorian street lantern adorn East Main Street at the 14th Annual Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jefferson. (Dec. 5, 2009)

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