Babylon Village held its annual Dickens Winter Wonderland festival on Friday night.

From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., locals gathered in front of Fitness Incentive on Deer Park Avenue to take pictures with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.

There was also a gingerbread house contest with prizes going to the top creations.

In addition, throughout the downtown there were Charles Dickens characters such as Scrooge and Tiny Tim, roaming the streets spreading holiday cheer.

“The Dickens Night is a great time for families to come back and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, especially if they didn’t make it to the village for the Night of Shopping, ”said Kelly Peckholdt of the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce, which runs the event.

Scroll down to see photos from the day. Click boxes 2,3, and 4 to see them all. (Credit: Nicholas Esposito)