Dickens in Dundee 2023 Schedule
This year’s Dickens in Dundee will take place on Friday, December 1st from 6-9 pm, with a Riverside parade of lights to follow at 6:30 pm on Saturday, December 2nd. All of East Dundee's activities will take place near The Depot located at 319 N. River Street and the surrounding downtown area.
Dickens in Dundee was formed in 1988. It began as a small community gathering, with caroling and the search for Tiny Tim’s crutch in local stores. With the support of local businesses, this event has grown significantly and attracts people from all over the Dundee area. The Village of East Dundee hosts a variety of activities during Dickens in Dundee such as Living Windows, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, live reindeer display and more!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1
Tree Lighting & Santa Arrives
"Those Funny Little People" Toy Making Elves
Living Windows (along River St. and Main St.)
LIVING WINDOW LOCATIONS TO BE DETERMINED!!!
Are you interested in being a Living Windows "Actor"?
Please fill out a Participation Form HERE.
Visits with Santa (FREE Hot Chocolate and Cookies will be served)
Warm, adult beverages will also be available for purchase
The Frozen Robins Caroling Quartet
The Frozen Fab Four (Snow Queen, Anna, Kristoff and Olaf)
Twinkles and Sprinkles
FREE Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
In addition to street parking, there are public lots located at 311 Barrington Ave, Main St/Rt 72 next to Dairy Queen/Dundee Music and behind Duke's BBQ/the Caboose (enter onto Railroad or Hill St. from River St.) . There is also FREE event parking located at the AT&T parking lot at Jackson & Water Streets (Take River Street and turn west on Jackson St).
PARKING IN EAST DUNDEE:
In addition to street parking, there are parking lots located at:
- 311 Barrington Ave (behind the building)
- Main St/Rt 72 next to Dairy Queen/Dundee Music
- Behind Duke's BBQ/the Caboose - 112 Railroad St. (enter onto Railroad or Hill St. from River St.)
- AT&T parking lot at Jackson & Water Streets (Take River Street and turn west on Jackson St)
PARKING IN CARPENTERSVILLE:
- OTTO Engineering's parking lots (2 E. Main St., C'ville) on the WEST side of the River only. Parking in these lots must be by/before 6 pm as road closures in the area begin at 6 pm.
- Revcor, Inc Parking Lot at 251 E. Edwards Ave.
PARKING IN WEST DUNDEE:
First American Bank - 218 W. Main St.
Contact Melissa Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-426-8565.
If your business or organization would like to participate in the parade, please click for an application HERE.