Dickens’ Christmas: Skaneateles, NY

December 6, 2010 at 1:25 am 1 comment

Enjoy a unique Finger Lakes holiday celebration by stepping back in time in Skaneateles. Each year from Thanksgiving to the 24th of December the town welcomes Charles Dickens and his cast of characters, to interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants.

Dickens Christmas

Law-abiding Holiday Cheer!

We strolled down the main street of town watching bagpipers, Marley’s Ghost and father Christmas interact with shoppers — including some impromptu scene rehearsal between shopper’s and actors.

Skaneatleles Lake Inn

Stopover at the Sherwood Inn

It was very cold and snowy, so despite the warnings of the dangers of drink, we headed straight to the Sherwood for a “spilling of the rum” before joining the entire cast and crowd at the Gazebo.

Skaneatles Christmas

"Where there is DRINK there is always DANGER."

Gazebo Carolers

Caroling at the Gazebo

Gazebo, Shotwell park

Snowy Carolers

The caroling was led by the entire cast of characters. Their enthusiasm made us all sound like professionals.

Skaneateles shopping

There are plenty of beautiful shops

They warned that Scrooge was also wandering the streets, but we did not run into him and as a result we shopped for gifts and ornaments with absolutely no shame.

Marley's Ghost

Marley's Ghost

Skaneateles Christmas

Live music, bare knees

There are special activities planned for each Saturday and Sunday from noon-4pm, with a full schedule at skaneateles.com.

This is the 17th annual observance of the Dickens’ Christmas. It is a marvelous Finger Lakes winter adventure. Check out their page on Facebook for up to the date news and photos.



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  • 1. Gabrielle  |  September 16, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I am from Parents Magazine and we are looking for photos of Dickens’ Christmas. Please e-mail me at Glevy@meredith.com if you would be interested in sharing these photos.


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