Dickens' Days is an annual event that transforms Clinton into a Victorian Village. Visitors can expect to interact with Scrooge, Charles Dickens, and Father Christmas as they stroll through downtown Clinton entertaining shoppers. The town will be decorated for the holidays with toy soldiers on the famous Clinton Bridge, holiday greens, and twinkling lights. Horse drawn carriage rides in full Victorian costume offer a glimpse into the past. Musical performances of all genres will be performed by local artists and music groups throughout the weekend.
Santa’s Workshop is an interactive experience for children that will be located on the terrace of the Hunterdon Art Museum – available from Dickens’ Days through New Year.
Friday, November 25th at 6:30pm is the annual Community Tree Lighting on Main Street with caroling and a visit from Santa on our old time fire truck. Saturday, November 26th is Small Business Saturday. Many shops throughout Clinton will have specials on the day and have organized educational and marketing campaigns to promote the importance of shopping locally.
Full Schedule of Events and Performances:
Friday, November 25th
Throughout the day: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Visits from Charles Dickens’ and Scrooge; Strolling Victorian Carolers, Father Christmas and Storytelling
11am – 1pm: North Hunterdon High School Brass Band
1pm-3pm: Hunterdon Harmonizers
2pm – 4pm: Star Maker School’s Pro-Kids Holiday Vocal Troupe at the Holiday Tree Courtyard on Main Street- Dora's
6:30pm: Performance by United Methodist Church Choir at the Holiday Tree Courtyard on Main Street
7:00pm: Community Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa
Saturday, November 26th
Throughout the day: Shop Small Saturday - Balloons & Signs throughout town, free Shop Small Bags, Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Visits from Charles Dickens’ and Scrooge, Carolers, Father Christmas & Storytelling
12pm – 3pm: Main Street Musicking
12pm-4pm: Tom Johnston- Guitarist by Christie's Bakery
1pm – 3pm: SKIT Caroling and Performances at the Art Museum Terrace
1pm – 4pm: Faith Chapel Caroling
Sunday, November 27th
Throughout the day: Horse Drawn Carriage Rides, Visits from Charles Dickens’ and Scrooge, Strolling Carolers, Father Christmas and storytelling
12noon – 2pm: Greenwich Presbyterian Church Caroling
12pm-3pm: Tom Johnston- Guitarist by Dickens Lane
1pm-3pm: River Union Stage: Reading of " A Christmas Carol" at Dora's
2pm-4pm: CAST Caroling