DICKENS CHRISTMAS

A Skaneateles Tradition

Tiny Tim speaking with Father Christmas

Our characters have gotten delayed due to a plague, oh no! They've promised they'll still be here in spirit to bring you "A Distant Dickens Christmas" hosted by the Skaneateles Foundation. Catch up with your favorite Dickens Christmas characters on Facebook and Instagram.

 Charles Dickens Character tipping hat

 

Charles Dickens sends a message:

Dearest Readers, it is with great sadness I must report the current plague has prohibited our personal visit to the Village this season. However, I am thrilled to announce that Queen Victoria, Myself, Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge, and various surprise guests will populate the festivities on the ethereal plane of our Facebook and Instagram realms! Please join the fun of A Distant Dickens Christmas hosted by the Skaneateles Foundation! Your faithful servant, Charles Dickens. God bless us, everyone!

 Ebenezer Scrooge character with police officers

Scroll below for more information on a Distant Dickens Christmas! 

Dickens Christmas Schedule

December 2020

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Shop, Sip and Stroll
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/03/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
 
 
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/05/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
 
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A Distant Dickens Christmas
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/06/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
 
 
 
 
Shop, Sip and Stroll
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/10/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
 
 
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/12/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
 
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A Distant Dickens Christmas
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/13/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
 
 
 
 
Shop, Sip and Stroll
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/17/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
 
 
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/19/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
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Shop, Sip and Stroll
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/20/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
 
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/20/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
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December 2020

Shop, Sip and Stroll
12/03/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/03/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12/05/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/05/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12/06/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/06/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
Shop, Sip and Stroll
12/10/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/10/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12/12/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/12/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12/13/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/13/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
Shop, Sip and Stroll
12/17/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/17/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12/19/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/19/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
Shop, Sip and Stroll
12/20/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/20/2020 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop. On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Contact: 3156850552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Learn More About A Distant Dickens Christmas Here
A Distant Dickens Christmas
12/20/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

A Distant Dickens Christmas

12/20/2020 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 27 thru December 20 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon - 2:30pm 

We also invite you to shop Monday - Friday during regular business hours

Some highlights of this years' Distant Dickens Christmas.....during this pandemic, we have created for you a wonderful experience and some of the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Your favorite Dickens character cutouts located in the shops. Take a picture with your favorite! Come to the Chamber Office at 22 Jordan Street to show us and receive a free ornament. 

Leave a letter for Father Christmas at the Chamber. Don't forget your name and address so you we are able to send you a note back. 

Watch for videos on our social media of the Dickens Characters roasting chestnuts. Pick up some chestnuts in the Village of Skaneateles to take home and roast!

Red Kettles will be out as usual and volunteers ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army.

Holiday music playing throughout the downtown area. 

Beautifully decorated gazebo, perfect for your holiday photos!

The Skaneateles Chamber offers Dickens scarves, masks, area gift certificates, and more for purchase. Stop into the store or purchase online by clicking here.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Village of Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas

What to expect online for a Distant Dickens Christmas

  • Caroling
  • Short Clips from your favorite Dickens Christmas characters
  • Local shop features
  • Readings from Father Christmas, Charles Dickens, and Mother Goose
  • LOTS of merriment!

 

What to expect in Skaneateles

  • Make sure to pick up a Dickens brochure. Information on all things Distant Dickens and a shopping passport are included in this brochure. 
  • Chestnuts to-go are available on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas at Howard Hanna and Johnny Angels. These locations will offer chestnuts from 12-4 pm or until they run out. 
  • Character cutouts of your favorite Dickens Christmas characters will be located around Skaneateles. Snap a photo with one, post it on your social media, and then stop by the chamber to show us and receive a free ornament. If the character cutout is Scrooge you might even receive one of his infamous 'bills'.
  • Enjoy holiday music while shopping via speakers that have been placed on lampposts throughout the village. 
  • Children are encouraged to write their Christmas letters to Father Christmas and leave them in the mailbox at the Skaneateles Chamber. Don't forget to include a return address so that Father Christmas can send you a reply!
  • This year we will continue to have bell ringers for the Salvation Army. Shifts are 1 hour and volunteers are always needed. Call 315-685-0552 to learn more.
  • Join us in choosing one downtown store to win Best Holiday Window Decorations. While shopping keep an eye on the window displays and vote for your favorite by scanning the QR code in their store. You can scan the code using the camera on your phone.
  • When you're looking for something fun to do in our winter wonderland we suggest you whip up a snowman and submit a picture of it to hfenner@skaneateles.com. The winner will receive a $25 Skaneateles Chamber Gift Card!
  • Thank you to everyone for shopping locally this year. It means the world to our community!
 

Selfie with a girl and scrooge

SHOP, SIP, AND STROLL

Shop, Sip, and Stroll has been extended to four days: Dec. 3, 10, 17, and 20. Those making a purchase on Dec. 3, 10, or 17 at participating downtown Skaneateles stores will receive a coupon for a free or discounted item at the Sherwood Inn, Bluewater Grill, Gilda’s, and other establishments or 15 percent off at the Village Bottle Shop.

On Dec. 20, shoppers making a purchase will receive a coupon for coffee, tea, or hot chocolate from the Skaneateles Bakery, Good Eats & Sips, or Vermont Green Mountain Specialty Co. 

The event will occur throughout the entire day. It's a great chance to get your holiday shopping done with an extra incentive for each purchase you make that day! 

Gazebo in the winter

Parking Information

Parking lot information for downtown skaneateles

Map of parking spots in Skaneateles

We ask that if you're planning to park downtown that you park in a designated spot. Respect our businesses and don't use their parking if you are not planning to be a customer. You can find more information on parking in Skaneateles by clicking here.


Photo by Alaina Davis

 

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