Skaneateles Suites and Boutique Hotel Activity Sheet
John D. Barrow Art Gallery is open Thursday – Saturday 1PM – 4 PM until Christmas. Private tours are available by appointment. Call (315) 685-
5135. Visit the Gallery online at www.barrowgallery.org.
Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery is open 1 PM – 4 PM on Friday, Saturday & Sunday or by appointment. Looking for a
gift? Visit the Creamery Gift Shop, featuring many historical and Skaneateles themed items, 28 Hannum St. (315) 685-1360. Online, visit
Rosamond Gifford Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults (19-61), $4 for youth (3-18) and $5 for seniors (62+).
Children two and under are free. For more information, call the zoo at (315) 435-8511 or visit the zoo’s website at www.RosamondGiffordZoo.org.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center is located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Interpretive Center is open M-F 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-4pm,
closed Sundays. The hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Many year round events are planned visit their
website, www.baltimorewoods.org (315) 673-1350.
New Hope Antiques will be closing its doors December 8th. Until then: On-going inventory sale, great deals & bargains, items added weekly in the
Shop and Sale Barn. Open Wed.-Sun. 10am-5pm. Corner of Rt. 41A & 5963 New Hope Rd.. (315) 497-2688.
Baltimore Woods Nature Center’s fifth annual Member’s Show will showcase works by forty-four local artists from November 4 – December 20.
Exhibit open to the public with no admission or parking fee. (315) 673-1350.
First Wednesday of each Month OPEN MIC: 7:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry. Creekside Books & Coffee 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-
0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.
Tuesday, December 3 STORY TIME: 10:30 AM Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. for ages 3 – 5 years. No registration necessary, just drop
in. (315) 685-5135.
Tuesdays, December 3, 10 & 17 HOLIDAY TEA: Tea with the Queen at Stella Maris Retreat Center. Gather your friends and enjoy the company
of Queen Victoria at high tea. Have a cup of tea, scones and sweetbreads, savory soup, assorted tea sandwiches and a delectable assortment of
desserts. Arrive by 11:30 for the arrival of Her Majesty, the Queen. Offering $25.00 per person. Space limited on each date, advance reservations are
required. (315) 685-6836.
Tuesday, December 3 WORKSHOP: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. A free workshop at St James Church, 96 E. Genesee St. on coping with grief during the
holidays, organized by Hospice of CNY and Hospice of the Finger Lakes. Topics to include: How to prepare for holidays when you are grieving;
How to communicate with family & friends; How to honor your loved one on the holiday itself. Free and open to the public. (315) 634-1100.
Tuesday, December 3 TRIVIA: 8 PM Trivia Night at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194.
Wednesday, December 4 HOLIDAY: Annual event to benefit music in our schools. For ticket information contact
Wednesday, December 4 HOLIDAY: 6 PM Caudalie Skin Care Event at Mirbeau Inn & Spa. Must purchase $20.00 Mirbeau gift card to attend.
Representatives from Caudalie Skin Care will be presenting product information. There will be free samples and discounts on Caudalie products.
Wednesday, December 4 MUSIC: 8 – 11PM. Enjoy live music at the Oak & Vine at Springside Inn, 6141 West Lake Rd. Serving dinner
weekly Mon – Thurs. 4:30 – 9:00 PM; Fri & Sat 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Late Night Menu served 8 – 11 Wed thru Sat. Closed Sunday. (315) 252-
8463. Visit www.oakandvine.com for weekly entertainment schedule.
Wednesday, December 4 OPEN MIC: 7:30 PM Open Mic Night led by Joanne Perry on the first Wednesday of each month. Creekside Books &
Coffee 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com Free.
Thursday, December 5 STORY TIME: 11:00 AM at the Skaneateles Library, for ages 18 months – 3 years. No registration necessary, just drop
in. (315) 685-5135.
Thursday, December 5 HOLIDAY: 4:30 PM Hospice’s “Light up a Life” Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hoopes Park Gazebo, Auburn.
Refreshments will be served in the clubhouse before and after the ceremony.
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December 3, 2013
Thursday, December 5 TRIVIA: 7 PM at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. $1.00 per player. Open to the public. (315) 685-0379.
Friday, December 6 CHAMBER EVENT: 6:30 PM. Join the Skaneateles Community for Skaneateles Sings! Visits with Father Christmas,
Dedication of the Creche in front of the Skaneateles Library, tree lighting of the Gazebo tree and Christmas caroling. Warm up and enjoy
refreshments at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church. Entertainment by John Henry Anderson, Wizard of the North. (315) 685-0552.
Friday, December 6 FIRST FRIDAY: 6 – 9 PM (unless otherwise noted). Local Art Galleries extend their hours for the First Friday of each month,
May – December. Featuring artist openings, demonstrations, entertainment, light refreshments. Look for the First Friday flags at participating
merchants. Maps are available from participating businesses or at the Chamber Office, 22 Jordan Street. www.skaneateles.com (315) 685-0552 This
months First Friday coincides with our annual Skaneateles Sings and dedication of the creche. Skaneateles Sings begins at the Skaneateles Library, 6
pm. All are welcome.
* Holiday Open House 5 – 8 PM at Well Balanced Studio now located in their new beautiful space at One Studio Place (behind Doug’s Fish
Fry). Stop in and enjoy a glass of wine and great food from Gilda Pizza. Collecting unwrapped gifts for Golisono Children’s Hospital. They
are in need for teens, (gift cards) and infants, (fisher price rattles).
* Inspired Tidings: Annual Holiday Show” at Gallery 54. “Inspired Tidings” features new pieces by Gallery 54 artists that are inspired by
the holiday season. Entertainment by Christopher Molloy and his Electric Blue Harp. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at First Friday
(6 – 9 PM) at Gallery 54 in Skaneateles. “Inspired Tidings” runs through December. Gallery 54 is located at 54 E. Genesee St. Skaneateles
and specializes in fine art and craft created by CNY artists.315-685-5470 .www.gallery54cny.com. Mon-Thurs. 10-5, Fri/Sat 10-7, and Sun
* Join Snake Oil Glassworks from 6-9 pm. For this event we will be demonstrating how a variety of glass balls are made – large and small
balls, witches’ balls, Christmas balls. Light refreshments. Questions (315) 685-5091 or www.snakeoilglassworks.com
* Imagine, the fine arts and fine craft gallery at 38 E. Genesee St. will present “Neighboring Visions,” a group show featuring works by
three Tully artists, throughout December. The exhibition—showcasing jewelry by gallery director Sarah Panzarella, pottery by Jeremy
Randall and paintings by Grant Dolge. 6 – 9 PM. Refreshments will be provided, along with entertainment by the Usual Suspects. The
gallery is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday,
with extended holiday hours starting Dec. 18. For more information, call (315) 685-6263 or go to www.imagineskaneateles.com or
* Join Skaneateles Artisans in celebrating the Season as well as the end of the First Friday season in Skaneateles. Do some Christmas
shopping, meet old and new friends, celebrate the Season and the beautiful art and talent among us. Long Point Winery will be hosting a
wine tasting. Long Point Winery is located on the east side of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region. Finger foods will also be served.
Live Artfully, and Give Artfully this holiday season. The Skaneateles Artisans Gallery Under the Stone is located in The Old Stone Mill at
3 Fennell Street (lower level), offers off-street parking as well as municipal parking, and accepts major credit cards. Visit our website at
www.skaneatelesartisans.com. For more information, call 315-685-8580.
Friday, December 6 COCKTAIL PARTY: The Inns of Aurora, 391 Main St. continues its 2013-2014 season with its annual big band-inspired
Prohibition Era Cocktail Party. The swinging evening will begin in the Aurora Inn’s lakeside speakeasy at 7:00 p.m.—with a live jazz band
beginning at 8:00 p.m.—and includes hors d’oeuvres and classic, yet approachable, cocktails featuring liquors from the master mixers at Finger
Lakes Distilling. The cost per person is $50 including tax and gratuity per person. A full list of the Inns of Aurora’s calendar of events can be found
at http://innsofaurora.com/events-meeting/calendar-of-events/. Reservations can be made by calling 315-364-8888.
Friday, December 6 MUSIC: 7:30 PM. Two Feet Short at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379. Admission $15.00
Friday, December 6 MUSIC: 8 PM. Austin Gravelding & Loren Barrigar with opener Gravelding Brothers at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange
St. $15 regular; $13.50 member; $25 two person. www.auburnpublictheater.org (315) 253-6669
Fridays, December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 , 21 HOLIDAY: 6 PM & 7 PM. Celebrate the Holidays with the Seward Family. The Seward House Museum
will again be hosting Candlelight Tours. Celebrate the arrival of the holiday season with an enchanting candlelight tour guided by costumed
characters. The Museum will showcase an array of holiday decorations arranged by top area florists and artisans. Experience the unique charm and
history of the festively adorned Seward House Museum. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for twelve and under. Prepaid reservations are required as
tours do sell out. Reservations can be made by calling (315) 252-1283 or visiting the Museum.
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7 MUSIC:4 – 6 PM. Sunday Music Series featuring Bob Piorun. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @
Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. $10.00 regular; $9.00 member. (315) 253-6669. www.auburnpublictheater.org .
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7 MOVIE: We Steal Secrets 12/6 @ 1 & 8 PM; 12/7 @ 8 PM. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St @
Genesee St. (315) 253-6669. Tickets: $5.00 Advance; $6 at the door. www.auburnpublictheater.org .
Saturday, December 7 ARTIST FAIR: 10 AM – 5 PM Lakeside Artistry Holiday Fair at the First Presbyterian Church. Local artists come
together for a sale and show of fine arts and crafts.
Saturday, December 7 FOOD: Noon – 2 PM Taster’s Choice soup luncheon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 37 W. Genesee St. The lunch is
free, -donations are appreciated. Visitors are welcome to tour the historic 100 year old building. (315) 685-3121
Saturday, December 7 ARTIST FAIR: 9 AM – 4 PM It’s A Wonderful Shop at 37 East Street (next door to the Middle School). Visit Lockwood
Lavender Farm and five other artists.
Saturday, December 7 MUSIC: Between 1 & 3 PM. Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band performs in the Village. Just listen and you will find
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 DICKENS: NOON Steps of the Sherwood House, west of the Sherwood Inn. Grand Entrance of Charles
Dickens and his entourage. Meet Queen Victoria, Governor John Tyler, Father Christmas, and Scrooge. Dickens continues Noon – 4 PM.
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8 LIBRARY SHOW: 12/7 @ 1 & 3 PM 12/7 @ 1 PM. Skaneateles Library, 49 E. Genesee St. The magic of
John Henry Anderson, Wizard of the North. Free, Donations appreciated.
Saturday, December 7 MUSIC: 7 PM A Holiday Concert featuring The Delaney Brothers at the Borodino Grange Hall, corner of Rt 41 & Nunnery
Rd. A fundraiser for the Spafford Area Historical Society. Limited seating, reservations only. General Public $15.00; $8.00 children 10 & under. Call
(315) 252-8240 or (315) 685-0584 for reservations.
Saturday, December 7 MUSIC: 7:30 PM. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Trio at Creekside Books & Coffee, 35 Fennell St. (315) 685-0379
Saturday, December 7 MUSIC: 9 PM at Cedar House Bowling Alley tavern, 813 W. Genesee St. Rd. (315) 685-5117.
Saturday, December 7 MUSIC: 9:30 PM – 1:00 AM. Cookbook at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194.
Sunday, December 8 HOLIDAY: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Brunch with Santa at the Sprinside Inn, 6141 West Lake Road, Auburn Adults are $16.95
plus tax and tip. Chidren 5 to 10 are Half Price. Childen 4 and under are FREE! Call for reservations 315-252-7247. www.SpringsideInn.com
Sunday, December 8 DANCE: The Gazella Dance Studio dancers will perform at the Gazebo at 1 PM
Sunday, December 8 HOLIDAY: 1 PM Each year, Santa makes a special trip to Willard Chapel in Auburn to read the story, “Twas the Night Before
Christmas,” to children of all ages. This event is sponsored by Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County, and invites families to join to read with Santa
and receive a special gift they can read at home! This event is free and open to the public. (315)
Sunday, December 8 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: 1 – 4 PM Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, 28 Hannum St. Browse
the gift shop for unique gifts and learn all about the history of Skaneateles. At 3:00 The Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson, will perform a
magic show for children and adults.
Refreshments will be served. (315) 685-1360.
Sunday, December 8 MUSIC: 6 PM – 9 PM. Tumbleweed Jones at Lake House Pub, 6 W. Genesee St. (315) 554-8194.
Sunday, December 8 MUSIC: 4 PM – 7 PM. Jo Doggs in the Tavern at The Sherwood Inn. (315) 685-3405.
Tuesday, December 10 SHOPPING OPEN HOUSE: 10 AM – 8 PM. Shop, Sip & Stroll in the Village of Skaneateles! Refreshments, free gift
wrapping, and free drink ticket with any purchase between 5 & 8 PM, at participating merchants. Purchase a raffle ticket to win great prizes! (315)
For more information call (315) 685-0552 or visit www.skaneateles.com
Special Holiday Promotion on Sherwood Inn gift cards. Purchase a $50.00 gift certificate and receive a $5.00 dining coupon. Restrictions do apply
visit www.thesherwoodinn.com or call (315) 685-0552.
Joelle’s French Bistro, December Specials…Joelle can cater for you, on the premises, or at home Lunch or Dinner..For all your Holiday
Needs…Starting at, $25.00 and up…New creation and Innovation, with “HOLIDAY BASKETS”. All these are, ” One of a kind .” From, $45.00and
up..You can embellish your Gift Basket with Gift Certificate of $25.00. Please call (315) 685-3063.
Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm open for the holiday season. Fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, fresh green arrangements will
be for sale. Open Monday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm until Dec. 23 (315) 751-5657.
There is no better place for Dickens than the Old Stone Mill! Reserve the Old Stone Mill for Friday and Saturday at regular rate, and add Thursday
or Sunday at ½ price. Offer good November & December. 1-800-374-3766. www.oldstonemillinn.com
“Wine Down Thursdays” at the Aurora Inn. Every Thursday until Dec. 30, 2013 come and enjoy any bottle of wine off our list for half price. (315)
Every Monday ~ Bring your favorite wine to Oak & Vine at Springside Inn and we waive the corkage fee!
Did you know that HOT DEALS on Skaneateles.com are a great way to run a last minute special for your business! For only $5.00 per week, it is
easy to post a special on our website, skaneateles.com. For more information you can contact the Chamber at 685-0552 or log into you business
listing and click on HOT DEAL.
Buy any large pizza at Valentines Pizza & Deli, 18 W. Genesee St. and receive a medium garlic or cheese pizza for only $4.00. Good every
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Pick up only! (315) 685-8804.
$4.00 Roast Beef Sandwiches every Monday at LakeHouse Pub, 6 Genesee St. (315) 554-8194 (Dine in only).
$6.00 SUSHI all day every Tuesday at Blue Water Grill, 11 W. Genesee St. (315) 685-6600.
Taco Tuesday at The Garage located at 28 Jordan Street. Choice of three different tacos (beef, turkey or fish). Festive music & decorations in a
family atmosphere. All meats are local hormone free. Also serving Margaritas and Mojito! (315) 685-6116. Available for Lunch or Dinner. Dine in
or take out available. www.joespastagarage.com
$3.00 Burgers all day every Thursday at Johnny Angel’s Heavenly Burgers, 22 Jordan St! (315) 685-0100.
Prepare yourself for the holiday season with some time for yourself. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. is offering $50 per evening in
Mirbeau rewards to spend on Spa or Dining when you book a room for 11/26, 12/1–12/5, 12/8-12/12, 12/15-12/19 or 12/22-12/23. Overnight rates
starting at $225 per evening plus your Rewards! Call 877-647-2328 and book today! Other Restrictions apply. Visit, www.mirbeau.com Mirbeau gift
cards are available for your gift giving!
Stop by the Sherwood Inn, 26 W. Genesee St. for a pint of this years’ Dickens Ale. Brewed by Empire Brewing Company just for us! Dickens
commemorative glasses are available for purchase from the Sherwood Inn and Skaneateles Chamber Office, 22 Jordan St.