DICKENS CHRISTMAS

A Skaneateles Tradition

 

Dickens Christmas Opens Nov. 25, ‘Bright Friday’


The magic of the holiday season returns with the 29th edition of Dickens Christmas.


Enchanting holiday shoppers as it brings “A Christmas Carol” to life, Skaneateles’ iconic street theater production opens Nov. 25 and runs weekends through Christmas. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with a limited show (noon to 2:30 p.m.) Christmas Eve.


Suspend disbelief, for the year is 1842 and Queen Victoria has arrived in town with Charles Dickens, whom she has commissioned to write a Christmas story. 


During their monthlong stay, Dickens gains inspiration from a bevy of now-familiar characters, along with finishing school girls, pickpockets and other villagers. The story unfolds each week, as Dickens and his entourage interact with cast members and passersby.


“Dearest friends, I am overjoyed that this festive time of year has returned and Her Majesty Queen Victoria and I will soon be basking in the warmth of a Skaneateles Christmas!” says producing director Jim Greene, who plays Dickens.


Also visiting is Dickens’ friend Washington Irving, who is working on his latest ghost story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”


Dickens Christmas is produced by Scarlett Rat Entertainment and presented by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Skaneateles-area business community.


Highlights of this year’s season include:


~World’s Smallest Christmas Parade. Nov. 25, starting at noon at the Skaneateles Village Hall on Fennell Street, proceeding east to Jordan and Genesee streets and arriving at the Hannum House porch in time for the 12:10 p.m. grand opening.


~Midday Revels — Christmas carol sing-along — 2 p.m. every day at the gazebo. Twelve groups form, representing the 12 days of Christmas. The groups vie for attention, and at the end, Queen Victoria awards a silver teasel to the most spirited performer. Winners have been known to wear their coveted silver teasels throughout the season.


~Trunk shows, in which Washington Irving and Charles Dickens perform lighthearted versions of their Christmas stories with help from the audience, 12:30 p.m. at the gazebo and 3 p.m. at the library each day.


~Horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides around the village, departing from The Sherwood Inn, provided by Rt. 80 Quarry Ridge Stables. Wagon rides are $4 (cash only); private carriage rides are offered for a $50 donation.


~Appearances by the Bright Friday Brass, Nov. 25 and every Saturday (except Christmas Eve).


~Musical performances by the Classic Guitar Ensemble from the Music School of CNY (1 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10), MasterWorks Chorale Chamber Singers (1 p.m. Dec. 11) and a variety of other groups, and dance performances by the cast’s finishing school girls.


~A snowman-building contest in Clift Park Dec. 17 (weather-permitting). Bring your own supplies and creativity! Queen Victoria will judge the entries at 2:45 p.m. First prize is a $50 gift card from The Sherwood Inn; second prize is two Dickens mugs with cocoa.


~“Miracle on 34th Street — The Radio Play,” presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at Auburn Public Theater. Tickets are $10. Call APT 315-253-6669 for tickets.


~Free refreshments, including roasted chestnuts donated by Tops Friendly Markets, and Byrne Dairy eggnog served by the Girl Scouts (Saturdays only).


~For children, Mother Goose will read holiday stories at Loft 42, and Father Christmas will hand out treats from the porch of the Masonic Temple.


“We can’t wait to welcome everyone back for another fun-filled holiday season — and the wondrous gift that is Dickens Christmas,” says Hilary Fenner, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “While you’re in town, be sure to visit our unique shops and restaurants — the perfect complement to a holiday outing. And stop by the Chamber, at 22 Jordan St., for commemorative scarves ($15 with an embroidered logo, $10 without), mugs ($10), mugs with hot cocoa packets ($12) and ornaments ($5).”

Tiny Tim speaking with Father Christmas

 

Skaneateles Sings

 

Festivities start at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories, and posing for photos. Luminaries will be handed out to children during this time!

 At 6:30 p.m., the crèche will be dedicated in a candlelit ceremony by Pastor Michael Hill. The ceremony will be followed by candlelit caroling with the Dickens characters and Girl Scouts to Clift Park where we will countdown the lighting of the Christmas Tree!

 Everyone is welcome to join us after the tree lighting at the United Methodist Church on Jordan Street for hot drinks, magic by the Peculiar Prestidigitators, and more!

 

 

Shop, Sip, and Stroll

During Shop Skaneateles, you’re invited to shop throughout the day and Shop, Sip, and Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. Many village shops will offer free gift wrapping and refreshments.

Have fun while getting all of your holiday shopping completed! Make a purchase that evening, and you'll have your choice of a free drink from area restaurants including The Sherwood Inn, Blue Water Grill, Finger Lakes on Tap, Lake House Pub, and 15% off a bottle of wine at the Village Bottle Shop

Merchants offering specials that night include:

~Emma + James and Hap + Main — $20 gift card for use on a future purchase with every $100 spent

 ~The Wandering Kind — 10% off full-price styles

 ~Rhubarb — savings on Swiss Diamond Cookware, Wusthof Cutlery, and Cuisinart, plus tastings from Finger Lakes Harvest (shrubs and tonics) and Ayvaco (olive oil). Follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram for additional holiday specials.

~DROOZ and Company — complimentary gift bags and gift tags

~Sea Culture/Sakran & Shaw — 10% off all merchandise and a free bag of Milk House Roastery coffee to the first six people who make a purchase

~Nest 58 — 10% off all merchandise

~The Savage Homestead — holiday shopping by candlelight with festive refreshments, and deluxe samples with every purchase. Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select candles.

~The Local Branch — $10 gift card with purchases over $100, $20 gift card with purchases over $250, $50 gift card with purchases over $500. Gift cards are valid through Dec. 31, 2023.

   

Behind the Scenes


Dickens Christmas has over 40 cast members, including young apprentice talent, who are joined by a variety of guest musicians and caroling groups. The show comes together in just six rehearsals. 


“We pack a lot in and streamline the process of building a character,” says Greene, of Dryden. “Every actor learns music and uses improvisational techniques to build their character and become part of the ensemble.” 


Greene is assisted by:
Maria DeMitchell, of Marcellus, who is artistic director and plays Queen Victoria
Victoria King, of Syracuse, who is music director and plays Lady Mariah. King is assisted by Patrick Glaub, of Hazel Park, Michigan, who plays Washington Irving.
John Michael Decker, of Queensbury, who is associate director and plays Scrooge
Brett Norsworthy, of Wolcott, who is production manager and plays undertaker Barry M. Deep
Tracey Greene, of Dryden, who is costumer
Kristin Palazzoli, of Fayetteville, who is associate costumer
Dickens Christmas is made possible by the sponsorship support of over 130 local businesses. The festival is further supported through ticket sales from a Dickens Raffle. First prize is a Mirbeau gift package valued at $750. 


Other prizes are a Stay and Dine package from The Sherwood Inn and Gilda’s; a $300 gift certificate from the Spa at the Inns of Aurora; a holiday basket from Gretchen’s Confections; SU Basketball tickets; a gift basket from Balsam Rose Soap Co.; a Downtown Dining basket; a Health and Wellness basket; a Dickens basket featuring items by Eleanor Rhinehart Studio; and a New Hope Mills basket.


Raffle tickets — $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $25 — are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and other village locations.


Dickens Christmas is a mask-friendly event.


Paid parking is available in the municipal lot between Jordan and State streets; free parking is available at the Austin Park Pavilion, at the corner of Jordan and Austin streets. A horse-drawn wagon will shuttle between the pavilion and the village. Tickets for the shuttle, which leaves at 11:30 a.m. and noon from the pavilion and returns at 3:10 and 3:40 p.m. from the Skaneateles Boutique Hotel, are $4 per person each way, $15 per family of up to six people (cash only). Shuttle riders will receive a coupon for a free ornament from the Chamber.


For more information on Dickens Christmas, go to skaneateles.com, call 315-685-0552 or follow the event on Facebook (Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce or Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, #skandickens22).

Charles Dickens Character tipping hat

 

  

Dickens Christmas Schedule

December 2022

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Skaneateles Sings
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Skaneateles Sings

12/02/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come enjoy Skaneateles Sings! Meet Father Christmas and Charles Dickens and enjoy Christmas Carols at the Skaneateles Library. Then, a local pastor will dedicate the creche. We will continue the celebration over at the Gazebo at Clift Park with the lighting of the Gazebo tree and Christmas Carols led by local Girl Scouts. End the night at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church with Mother Goose and cocoa served by the Girl Scouts. We truly look forward to celebrating the beginning of the Holiday season with you!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Skaneateles Library
Dickens Christmas Skaneateles Sings Details
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/03/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/04/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
 
 
Shop, Sip & Stroll!
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip & Stroll!

12/06/2022 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please join us on 12/6 and make a purchase between 5pm-8pm to earn a free drink from participating resturants. There will be exclusive shopping specials this night as well. This is a local favorite event and we hope to see you there!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Shop, Sip & Stroll Details
 
 
 
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/10/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/11/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/17/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
 
"Miracle on 34th Street" A Radio Play
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

"Miracle on 34th Street" A Radio Play

12/17/2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Scarlet Rat Entertainment and Auburn Public Theater (APT) present "Miracle on 34th Street"--The Radio Play at 7pm. $10 general admission. Tickets avaible through APT or the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Auburn Public Theater
Purchase Tickets Here
 
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/18/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/24/2022 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us for our last day of Dickens Christmas. Charles Dickens and his friends will be saying goodbye to Skaneateles. We will have a shortened day from 12pm-2:30pm.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
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December 2022

Skaneateles Sings
12/02/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Skaneateles Sings

12/02/2022 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Come enjoy Skaneateles Sings! Meet Father Christmas and Charles Dickens and enjoy Christmas Carols at the Skaneateles Library. Then, a local pastor will dedicate the creche. We will continue the celebration over at the Gazebo at Clift Park with the lighting of the Gazebo tree and Christmas Carols led by local Girl Scouts. End the night at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church with Mother Goose and cocoa served by the Girl Scouts. We truly look forward to celebrating the beginning of the Holiday season with you!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Skaneateles Library
Dickens Christmas Skaneateles Sings Details
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/03/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/03/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/04/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/04/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
Shop, Sip & Stroll!
12/06/2022 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip & Stroll!

12/06/2022 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Please join us on 12/6 and make a purchase between 5pm-8pm to earn a free drink from participating resturants. There will be exclusive shopping specials this night as well. This is a local favorite event and we hope to see you there!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Shop, Sip & Stroll Details
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/10/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/10/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/11/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/11/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/17/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/17/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
"Miracle on 34th Street" A Radio Play
12/17/2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
 

"Miracle on 34th Street" A Radio Play

12/17/2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Scarlet Rat Entertainment and Auburn Public Theater (APT) present "Miracle on 34th Street"--The Radio Play at 7pm. $10 general admission. Tickets avaible through APT or the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Auburn Public Theater
Purchase Tickets Here
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/18/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/18/2022 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 18, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 40 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Gazebo, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food, and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!
12/24/2022 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles!

12/24/2022 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us for our last day of Dickens Christmas. Charles Dickens and his friends will be saying goodbye to Skaneateles. We will have a shortened day from 12pm-2:30pm.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas Event Details

Click the Calendar of Events below to see details on what is happening each day of Dickens Christmas!

 

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Howard Hanna!

Howard Hanna Staff pic with Dickens

(photograph taken in 2019)

Parking Information

Please note that there are two parking lots that you can utilize during Dickens Christmas. The municipal parking lot is located behind Doug's Fish Fry and Byrne Dairy and is a short walk to everything downtown. The cost to park at the municipal lot is $6 a day. The second lot is located at 1 Austin Street. This is a free parking lot but is about a 10-minute walk to downtown Skaneateles. You can find more information on parking by clicking here.


Photo by Alaina Davis

Shop, Sip, and Stroll

 During Shop Skaneateles, you’re invited to shop throughout the day and Shop, Sip, and Stroll from 5 to 8 p.m. Many village shops will offer free gift wrapping and refreshments.

Have fun while getting all of your holiday shopping completed! Make a purchase that evening, and you'll have your choice of a free drink from area restaurants including The Sherwood Inn, Blue Water Grill, Finger Lakes on Tap, Lake House Pub, and 15% off a bottle of wine at the Village Bottle Shop

Merchants offering specials that night include:~Emma + James and Hap + Main — $20 gift card for use on a future purchase with every $100 spent~The Wandering Kind — 10% off full-price styles~Rhubarb — savings on Swiss Diamond Cookware, Wusthof Cutlery, and Cuisinart, plus tastings from Finger Lakes Harvest (shrubs and tonics) and Ayvaco (olive oil). Follow the shop on Facebook and Instagram for additional holiday specials.~DROOZ and Company — complimentary gift bags and gift tags~Sea Culture/Sakran & Shaw — 10% off all merchandise and a free bag of Milk House Roastery coffee to the first six people who make a purchase~Nest 58 — 10% off all merchandise~The Savage Homestead — holiday shopping by candlelight with festive refreshments, and deluxe samples with every purchase. Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select candles.~The Local Branch — $10 gift card with purchases over $100, $20 gift card with purchases over $250, $50 gift card with purchases over $500. Gift cards are valid through Dec. 31, 2023.  

christmas tree with lights at the end of a pier at night