The 18th annual Dickens Festival transformed Port Jefferson Village from a small waterside community into a scene out of ‘A Christmas Carol’. Running from December sixth through the eighth, costumed characters, ornamented streets and shops, Victorian entertainment and food abounded on every corner interspersed with performances from characters dressed in typical Dickensian garb.

“I have to say seeing everyone walking around in the costumes, everyone has so much fun and it’s really getting to see the holiday spirit that you don’t see so much anymore,” said Jessie Maldonado, the stage manager and costume maker for Fly By Night Productions’ presentation of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ “Not everyone knows the story of ‘A Christmas Carol’ so it’s really nice to be able to do it compressed, something the kids can sit through and enjoy and they typically love hearing the live sound effects. It’s a lot of fun getting to do it.”