DICKENS CHRISTMAS

A Skaneateles Tradition

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.

Dickens Christmas Schedule

December 2019

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Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/01/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/01/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
 
Shop, Sip and Stroll
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/03/2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Shop, Sip and Stroll in Skaneateles. Local merchants open until 8 pm. Free gift wrapping, refreshments and parking. Receive a drink coupon (5-8pm) with a purchase. Coupon good December 3, 2019 at one of our local restaurants. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Click here to view the variety of shops in Skaneateles
 
 
 
SFSC Annual Competition
9:00 AM
 

SFSC Annual Competition

12/06/2019 9:00 AM

Annual Figure Skating Competition and Silent Auction hosted by the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club! 

Skaters travel from all over the Eastern United States to compete in this all day weekend event. 

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, WG Allyn Ice Arena, 97 State St.
 
December First Friday
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

December First Friday

12/06/2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join local galleries, restaurants and retail shops as they open their doors for a meet the artist and gallery open house. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
 
Skaneateles Sings
6:30 PM
 

Skaneateles Sings

12/06/2019 6:30 PM

Gather at the Skaneateles Library for a candlelit dedication of the Creche.  Visit with Father Christmas.  Carol to the Gazebo for the tree lighting.  Reception to follow at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St. Skaneateles.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St.
 
Breakfast with Santa
9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/07/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
 
SFSC Annual Competition
9:00 AM
 

SFSC Annual Competition

12/07/2019 9:00 AM

Annual Figure Skating Competition and Silent Auction hosted by the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club! 

Skaters travel from all over the Eastern United States to compete in this all day weekend event. 

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, WG Allyn Ice Arena, 97 State St.
 
Holiday Book Sale
10:00 AM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/07/2019 10:00 AM

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Noon-4pm

Annual book sale held during Dickens Christmas. 

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
 
Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/07/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
Click Here for more about Dickens in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/07/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
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Breakfast with Santa
9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/08/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
 
SFSC Annual Competition
9:00 AM
 

SFSC Annual Competition

12/08/2019 9:00 AM

Annual Figure Skating Competition and Silent Auction hosted by the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club! 

Skaters travel from all over the Eastern United States to compete in this all day weekend event. 

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, WG Allyn Ice Arena, 97 State St.
 
Holiday Book Sale
12:00 PM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/08/2019 12:00 PM

Sunday Noon-4pm

Saturday 10-4pm

Annual Book Sale held during Dickens Christmas

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
 
Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/08/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/08/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
Skate w/ Santa and Holiday Gingerbread House Build
1:00 PM
 

Skate w/ Santa and Holiday Gingerbread House Build

12/08/2019 1:00 PM

CALL FOR TIMES

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center
For more information
 
Tea with the Queen
3:00 PM
 

Tea with the Queen

12/08/2019 3:00 PM

A festive occasion as part of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. Join Queen Victoria at the Skaneateles Historical Society on December 8th at 3PM for tea, scones & sweets. The cost is $15 to attend. Call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552 to make reservations. Seating is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Skaneateles Historical Society
Learn about the Historical Society Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breakfast with Santa
9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/14/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
 
Holiday Book Sale
10:00 AM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/14/2019 10:00 AM

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Noon-4pm

Annual book sale held during Dickens Christmas. 

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
 
Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/14/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
Click Here for more about Dickens in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/14/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
Community Band Holiday Concert
4:00 PM
 

Community Band Holiday Concert

12/14/2019 4:00 PM

Same Skaneateles band that plays during the summer at the gazebo!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: TBD
 
The Flock Live
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 

The Flock Live

12/14/2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Enjoy live music by The Flock Terry Featherly and a glass of wine at Anyela’s from 4 to 7PM – no cover charge!

Contact: 315-685-3797
Location: Anyela's Vineyard, 2433 West Lake Road
https://www.facebook.com/events/2870888329606388/
 
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Breakfast with Santa
9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/15/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
 
Holidays with the Animals
10:00 AM
 

Holidays with the Animals

12/15/2019 10:00 AM

Help us celebrate the season with the animals as they receive their enrichment "gifts" to engage them and enhance their well-being. Zoo-goers can watch the animals open their presents and play with toys and treats that elicit their natural behaviors.

10am - 3pm 

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamons Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
click here for our website
 
Holiday Book Sale
12:00 PM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/15/2019 12:00 PM

Sunday Noon-4pm

Saturday 10-4pm

Annual Book Sale held during Dickens Christmas

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
 
Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/15/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/15/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
Masterworks Chorale: Christmas All Aglow!
4:00 PM
 

Masterworks Chorale: Christmas All Aglow!

12/15/2019 4:00 PM

Unwrap a shining holiday program of sacred, secular, traditional and contemporary music — plus sing-along carols! — accompanied by piano, organ and string quartet.

Tickets: adult $15; senior (60 and over) $10; age 18 and under free.
Supported in part by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St.
Click here for Masterworks Choral Concert Schedule
 
 
 
 
 
 
Breakfast with Santa
9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/21/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
 
Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/21/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
Click Here for more about Dickens in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/21/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
Live Radio Play
7:00 PM
 

Live Radio Play

12/21/2019 7:00 PM

The theater company behind Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles will come to Auburn Saturday to perform "It's a Wonderful Life"!

Tickets:  Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan Street 

              General Admission $10.00

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY 13021
https://auburnpublictheater.org/events/
 
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Breakfast with Santa
9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/22/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
 
Visit with Father Christmas
12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/22/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/22/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
 
 
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/24/2019 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage & wagon rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge & Father Christmas.... and the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
 
 
 
 
Joe Whiting Live
4:00 PM
 

Joe Whiting Live

12/28/2019 4:00 PM

Enjoy live music by Joe Whiting and a glass of wine at Anyela’s from 4 to 7PM – no cover charge!

Contact: 315-685-3797
Location: Anyela's Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road
Click Here for more information
 
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December 2019

Visit with Father Christmas
12/01/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/01/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/01/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/01/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Shop, Sip and Stroll
12/03/2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

Shop, Sip and Stroll

12/03/2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Shop, Sip and Stroll in Skaneateles. Local merchants open until 8 pm. Free gift wrapping, refreshments and parking. Receive a drink coupon (5-8pm) with a purchase. Coupon good December 3, 2019 at one of our local restaurants. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Click here to view the variety of shops in Skaneateles
SFSC Annual Competition
12/06/2019 9:00 AM
 

SFSC Annual Competition

12/06/2019 9:00 AM

Annual Figure Skating Competition and Silent Auction hosted by the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club! 

Skaters travel from all over the Eastern United States to compete in this all day weekend event. 

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, WG Allyn Ice Arena, 97 State St.
December First Friday
12/06/2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
 

December First Friday

12/06/2019 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join local galleries, restaurants and retail shops as they open their doors for a meet the artist and gallery open house. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Skaneateles Sings
12/06/2019 6:30 PM
 

Skaneateles Sings

12/06/2019 6:30 PM

Gather at the Skaneateles Library for a candlelit dedication of the Creche.  Visit with Father Christmas.  Carol to the Gazebo for the tree lighting.  Reception to follow at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26 Jordan St. Skaneateles.

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St.
Breakfast with Santa
12/07/2019 9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/07/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
SFSC Annual Competition
12/07/2019 9:00 AM
 

SFSC Annual Competition

12/07/2019 9:00 AM

Annual Figure Skating Competition and Silent Auction hosted by the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club! 

Skaters travel from all over the Eastern United States to compete in this all day weekend event. 

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, WG Allyn Ice Arena, 97 State St.
Holiday Book Sale
12/07/2019 10:00 AM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/07/2019 10:00 AM

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Noon-4pm

Annual book sale held during Dickens Christmas. 

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
Visit with Father Christmas
12/07/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/07/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
Click Here for more about Dickens in Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/07/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/07/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Breakfast with Santa
12/08/2019 9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/08/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
SFSC Annual Competition
12/08/2019 9:00 AM
 

SFSC Annual Competition

12/08/2019 9:00 AM

Annual Figure Skating Competition and Silent Auction hosted by the Skaneateles Figure Skating Club! 

Skaters travel from all over the Eastern United States to compete in this all day weekend event. 

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, WG Allyn Ice Arena, 97 State St.
Holiday Book Sale
12/08/2019 12:00 PM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/08/2019 12:00 PM

Sunday Noon-4pm

Saturday 10-4pm

Annual Book Sale held during Dickens Christmas

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
Visit with Father Christmas
12/08/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/08/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/08/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/08/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Skate w/ Santa and Holiday Gingerbread House Build
12/08/2019 1:00 PM
 

Skate w/ Santa and Holiday Gingerbread House Build

12/08/2019 1:00 PM

CALL FOR TIMES

Contact: 315-685-2266
Location: Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center
For more information
Tea with the Queen
12/08/2019 3:00 PM
 

Tea with the Queen

12/08/2019 3:00 PM

A festive occasion as part of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. Join Queen Victoria at the Skaneateles Historical Society on December 8th at 3PM for tea, scones & sweets. The cost is $15 to attend. Call the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552 to make reservations. Seating is limited, so make sure to reserve your spot!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Skaneateles Historical Society
Learn about the Historical Society Here
Breakfast with Santa
12/14/2019 9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/14/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
Holiday Book Sale
12/14/2019 10:00 AM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/14/2019 10:00 AM

Saturday: 10am-4pm

Sunday: Noon-4pm

Annual book sale held during Dickens Christmas. 

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY 13152
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
Visit with Father Christmas
12/14/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/14/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
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Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/14/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/14/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Community Band Holiday Concert
12/14/2019 4:00 PM
 

Community Band Holiday Concert

12/14/2019 4:00 PM

Same Skaneateles band that plays during the summer at the gazebo!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: TBD
The Flock Live
12/14/2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
 

The Flock Live

12/14/2019 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Enjoy live music by The Flock Terry Featherly and a glass of wine at Anyela’s from 4 to 7PM – no cover charge!

Contact: 315-685-3797
Location: Anyela's Vineyard, 2433 West Lake Road
https://www.facebook.com/events/2870888329606388/
Breakfast with Santa
12/15/2019 9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/15/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
Holidays with the Animals
12/15/2019 10:00 AM
 

Holidays with the Animals

12/15/2019 10:00 AM

Help us celebrate the season with the animals as they receive their enrichment "gifts" to engage them and enhance their well-being. Zoo-goers can watch the animals open their presents and play with toys and treats that elicit their natural behaviors.

10am - 3pm 

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamons Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
click here for our website
Holiday Book Sale
12/15/2019 12:00 PM
 

Holiday Book Sale

12/15/2019 12:00 PM

Sunday Noon-4pm

Saturday 10-4pm

Annual Book Sale held during Dickens Christmas

All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association

Contact: 315-685-5135
Location: 49 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles, NY
For more information about the Skaneateles Library
Visit with Father Christmas
12/15/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/15/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/15/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/15/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Masterworks Chorale: Christmas All Aglow!
12/15/2019 4:00 PM
 

Masterworks Chorale: Christmas All Aglow!

12/15/2019 4:00 PM

Unwrap a shining holiday program of sacred, secular, traditional and contemporary music — plus sing-along carols! — accompanied by piano, organ and string quartet.

Tickets: adult $15; senior (60 and over) $10; age 18 and under free.
Supported in part by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council (SKARTS).

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St.
Click here for Masterworks Choral Concert Schedule
Breakfast with Santa
12/21/2019 9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/21/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
Visit with Father Christmas
12/21/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/21/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
Click Here for more about Dickens in Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/21/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/21/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Live Radio Play
12/21/2019 7:00 PM
 

Live Radio Play

12/21/2019 7:00 PM

The theater company behind Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles will come to Auburn Saturday to perform "It's a Wonderful Life"!

Tickets:  Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 Jordan Street 

              General Admission $10.00

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn, NY 13021
https://auburnpublictheater.org/events/
Breakfast with Santa
12/22/2019 9:00 AM
 

Breakfast with Santa

12/22/2019 9:00 AM

Celebrate the season at this popular holiday event! Our elves will serve delicious breakfast while our young guests meet Santa. Bring a camera for photos with Saint Nick. Children can create a holiday craft and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus. Ticket includes post-breakfast zoo admission. 

9am - 11am

$15.95 members |$19.95 non-members
Children 2 and under free
Reservations required; register online at syracusezooevents.org or call (315) 435-8511 x8589

Contact: 315-435-8511
Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo, One Conservation Place
Click here for our website
Visit with Father Christmas
12/22/2019 12:00 PM
 

Visit with Father Christmas

12/22/2019 12:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday from November 30 - December 22

Noon - 2 pm and 3 - 4 pm

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Geneesee Street
Click here for more about Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/22/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/22/2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Every Saturday and Sunday,  November 30 thru December 22 plus the Friday after Thanksgiving Noon - 4pm and December 24 Noon  2:30pm 

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge and Father Christmas, and the best dining, shopping and lodging in Centeral New York. 

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
More information and schedule of events
Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
12/24/2019 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles

12/24/2019 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Festivities include horse-drawn carriage & wagon rides, revels live, carolers, interactive street theater, music, roasted chestnuts, visits with Scrooge & Father Christmas.... and the best dining, shopping & lodging in Central NY!

Contact: 315-685-0552
Location: Downtown Skaneateles
Dickens Christmas
Joe Whiting Live
12/28/2019 4:00 PM
 

Joe Whiting Live

12/28/2019 4:00 PM

Enjoy live music by Joe Whiting and a glass of wine at Anyela’s from 4 to 7PM – no cover charge!

Contact: 315-685-3797
Location: Anyela's Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Road
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Worlds Smallest Christmas Parade

Don't miss our annual "World's Smallest Christmas Parade" on opening day, Bright Friday, November 29, at noon. Watch for Charles Dickens and his entourage as they meander down Fennell Street, turn right onto Jordan Street, then right onto Genesee Street to their grand opening on the porch of the Hannum House next to the Sherwood Inn at 12:10 pm.

  • Christmas carol sing-along, The Mid-day Revels, at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo with the entire Dickens cast. (Bad weather place is the Hannum House of the Sherwood Inn.)
  • Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels, donated by TOPS Market
  • Mother Goose reads holiday stories to the children at Loft 42 (42 E. Genesee St.) from 1:30 - 4
  • Father Christmas greets the children on the porch of the Masonic Temple (13 E. Genesee St.) each weekend day from 12:15 to 2 p.m., and 3 - 4 p.m. He will have special treats for especially good children.
  • Special shows at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. Special live entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at the Library. Events are free, however, donations are welcome.
  • The Dickens characters will be acting out scenes from "A Christmas Carol" at the Gazebo (bad weather back-up: Hannum House) at 12:30 and 3:30. These interactive trunk shows are sponsored by the Summit Auto Group.
  • Horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides around the village, departing from the Sherwood Inn, provided by Rt. 80 Quarry Ridge Stables. Wagon rides are $2 donation; carriage rides are offered for a $20 donation. CASH ONLY.

Special Event

Dinner with Dickens and Friends!

Many Thanks To Our Media Sponsors:

  • Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance
  • Group M Communications
  • Sunny 102
  • The Citizen
  • Visit Syracuse
 

Dancers, carolers, live music and special events flow in and around the weekend celebrations, making for wonderful family memories. A live brass band plays every Saturday on the village streets; a bagpiper or two may be found entertaining on Sundays, and local musical groups share their many talents in that heartwarming Dickens' spirit. Beware of mean old Scrooge roaming the streets.....but, he may have a nice surprise for you.

Father Christmas will be glad to listen to all the children to get their wish list for the big day. Father Christmas will be on the porch of the Masonic Temple from 12:15 - 2 p.m., and 3 - 4 p.m. each Dickens day. The Masonic Temple is located at 13 E. Genesee Street in the heart of Skaneateles.

And don't forget to visit the unique shops and restaurants that will be open throughout the Dickens' events. The shopping district includes Genesee, Jordan and Fennell Streets. Enjoy a slower paced, more enjoyable atmosphere where shopping can still be fun. Our 70 plus shops and restaurants are the perfect addition to a holiday vacation.

SHOP, SIP, AND STROLL

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, join us for a special shopping day in Skaneateles called "Shop, Sip, and Stroll". You will find specials and discounts in the stores, special free treats, and receive a free drink coupon with a purchase between 5 & 8 p.m. good for one of our area restaurants. If you want to be a true shopper and don't want the hustle and bustle of a Dickens weekend be sure to come back to Skaneateles any weekday. Our shop owners will welcome you with open arms and be able to give you individual attention.

Visit Skaneateles winery: Anyela's Vineyards, located just 4 short miles down West Lake Road on Route 41A. We also have our own glassworks...Snake Oil Glassworks just 2 short miles north on Jordan Rd. in the hamlet of Mottville will have glassblowing demonstrations and unique presents for you to take home.

Make a day or a weekend of it! We have wonderful accommodations ranging from B&B's, hotels/inns, and affordably priced motels. There is plenty to do in the area, and Skaneateles is conveniently located in Central New York on historic Route 20. We are just 10 minutes away from Auburn, 25 minutes from Syracuse, an hour-and-a-half from Rochester, and an hour and 15 minutes from Binghamton.

For additional questions contact the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce at 315-685-0552.

Horse and wagon rides around the village leaving from the Sherwood Inn. $ 3 per person. Carriage rides are provided by Rt 80 Quarry Stables out of Nedrow, NY (315-492-3404). When posting your pictures on Instagram or Facebook don't forget to include the hashtag #skandickens2019!

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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Charles Dickens Sponsors

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