DICKENS CHRISTMAS

A Skaneateles Tradition

Tiny Tim speaking with Father Christmas

Dickens Christmas 2021

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 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants. Don't miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS BELOW

 Charles Dickens Character tipping hat

 

 

 Ebenezer Scrooge character with police officers

Dickens Christmas Schedule

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December 2021

No events scheduled on this month.

Calendar of Events

Every Day of Dickens - Enjoy a fun Trunk Show at the Skaneateles Gazebo each day at 12:30 pm. Bad Weather Location will be the Hannum House porch.

Every Day of Dickens - Join the full cast of Dickens Christmas Characters at the Gazebo at Clift Park at 2pm each day for singing and fun. Bad Weather location is the Hannum House Porch.

NOVEMBER DICKENS EVENTS:

Fri Nov 26 - Bright Friday- World’s Tiniest Christmas Parade!  Starts at NOON, don’t be late or you will miss it!  315-685-0552 www.skaneateles.com

Nov 29 - Bright Friday  - Grand entrance of Charles Dickens and his entourage.  Meet Queen Victoria, Father Christmas, Scrooge, Tiny Tim, the Spirit of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Jacob Marley, along with the finishing school girls, pickpockets & other villagers!  Grand opening immediately following the parade on the steps of the Hannum House next to the Sherwood Inn.

DECEMBER DICKENS EVENTS:

Fri Dec 3 - “Skaneateles Sings” starts at the Skaneateles Library at 6 pm. Dedication of crèche, caroling, and tree lighting at the Gazebo.  Organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Skaneateles Girl Scouts

Fri Dec 3 - First Friday in Skaneateles.  Visit local participants; Gallery 54, Imagine, Skaneateles Artisans, Snake Oil Glassworks, The Savage Homestead, retail shops, and restaurants to celebrate the arts. 5 - 8 pm.  www.skaneateles.com

Tues Dec 7 – SHOP SKANEATELES!  Shop, Sip, and Stroll in the Village of Skaneateles!   10 am—8 pm. Open house with refreshments and complimentary gift wrapping at participating merchants.  Free drink coupon with a purchase will be distributed between 5 - 8 pm to be redeemed at a participating restaurant.

Sat Dec 18— A snowman-building contest in Clift Park (weather permitting). Queen Victoria will judge the entries at 2:45 p.m., 1st prize $50.00 gift certificate from Sherwood Inn and 2nd prize Dickens Mug with Cocoa packets. Bring your own supplies! 315-685-0552.

Fri Dec 24 – A shortened version of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles! Noon – 2:30.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Parking Information

Parking lot information for downtown skaneateles

Map of parking spots in Skaneateles

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Photo by Alaina Davis

 

Thank You To Our Sponsors! 

Presenting Sponsor

  • Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

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Royalty Sponsor

Father Christmas Sponsors

Charles Dickens Sponsors

 

Ghost of Christmas Future

 

Bob Cratchit

 

Tiny Tim

  • Ameriprise Financial, Inc. - D. William Winkelman
  • Friends of Honor Flight Syracuse
  • Ice Hot Concepts
  • 2W Lake 
  • Maple Seed Creative

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