6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Medford Sunrise Rotary Club will once again present the popular Dickens Festival on Saturday, December 1st in Downtown Medford! The family friendly event will take place from 6-9:30pm and it promises to be a magical time for children and grown ups alike.

This will be the 29th consecutive year that Main Street in Medford will be transformed into a quaint winter wonderland featuring holiday festivities galore with an old-timey flair. The festival typically attracts more than 10,000 people from Medford and many surrounding communities.

Exciting things get underway around 6pm when a parade heralded by the town crier transports Santa, Mrs. Claus, and an elf or two to the gazebo in the center on downtown. The Grand Marshal Ron Murphy of Murphy’s Market will be the presenting sponsor of the festival. The annual tree lighting ceremony happens next, as town officials gather to turn the lights on at the township Christmas tree. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stay at the gazebo all evening to greet children of all ages.

Throughout the evening, there will be food vendors, strolling carolers, musicians, entertainers, ice sculpting and crafters with unique gifts suitable for everyone on your holiday gift list. Be sure to pick up your annual illuminated glass Christmas ornament from the Medford Sunrise Rotary table and enjoy freebies and information from various local businesses. There will also be a live Nativity, a Victorian Best Dressed contest, and kid-friendly activities like inflatables and pony rides.  Reach out to if you have any questions.

The annual Dickens Festival wouldn’t be possible without the wonderful support of the community. Rotarians raise money for the festival through fundraisers, including an annual coin toss collection in November. Also, tax-deductible donations to keep the tradition going may be made through a GoFundMe site for Rotary Dickens Festival at This is a free event!


17 North Main Street Medford, NJ 08055