6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The Medford Sunrise Rotary Club will once again present the popular Dickens Festival in Downtown Medford! The family friendly event will take place on December 2nd from 6-9:30pm and it promises to be a magical time for children and adults alike.

This will be the 28th consecutive year that Main Street in Medford will be transformed into a quaint winter wonderland, featuring holiday festivities galore with an old-time flair. The festival typically attracts more than 10,000 people from Medford and surrounding communities.

Exciting things get underway around 5:45pm when a parade heralded by the town crier transports Santa, Mrs. Claus, and an elf or two to the gazebo in the town center of the downtown village (18 N. Main Street). Grand Marshal Ron Murphy of Murphy’s Market is the presenting sponsor of the Dickens Festival. The annual tree lighting ceremony happens next, as town officials gather to turn the lights on at the township Christmas tree.

Visitors are invited to stroll along Main Street in Medford’s historic district, past lampposts and shops adorned with holiday decorations and twinkling lights. Carolers will make their way up and down the street entertaining the masses. Various musicians will perform favorite holiday tunes from porches along the way.

Many popular entertainers and activities will be offered including pony rides, ice sculpting, outdoor movies, a moon bounce, jugglers, stilt walkers, a face painter, and a town crier. Don’t be surprised to see Olaf from Frozen roaming the streets! The heart-warming Live Nativity will be on display at Tomlinson Park in front of the library.

Plan to do some holiday shopping during the event, as a whole host of crafters and vendors will also be on hand with unique gifts suitable for everyone on your list. And of course, plenty of delicious food and beverages will be available provided by vendors arranged in food courts at the ends of the streets.


17 North Main Street Medford, NJ 08055