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The following occur every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Christmas Noon-4pm PLUS Friday, November 28th

*Noon kick-off of Dickens each day on the porch of the Sherwood House.
*Strolling Dickens characters performing interactive street theatre
*Father Christmas greets the children from noon-2 pm, and 3-4 pm at the Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St.
*Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels Restaurant on Jordan Street. (Brought to you by: TOPS Markets,
Johnny Angels & Mid-Lakes Navigation)
*Free horse drawn wagon rides around the village. Pick up in front of Sherwood Inn. Carriage rides available for a
nominal fee.
*Free egg nog served by local Girl Scout Troops every Saturday at 42 E. Genesee St. courtesy of Byrne Dairy
*Caroling at 2 pm at the Gazebo. The Revels Live! (Bad weather location….13 E. Genesee St. Porch)
*Live shows and music at the Skaneateles Library, 1 and 3 pm daily! See calendar below
*Sing Christmas carols with the “Dickens Singers” – listen for them throughout the village
*Mother Goose reads to children at the Skaneateles Library. (Exceptions: November 30 & December 1).
*Live holiday music on the street by the Temperance Band on Saturdays and Bagpiper Jack Heins on Sundays

GET YOUR DICKENS RAFFLE TICKET TO WIN GREAT PRIZES!

Available at Skaneateles Chamber Office,

22 Jordan Street or ask a Dickens character!

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Trunk Show will be acted out with your help:
SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS AT 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30:
On the porch of the Masonic Temple at 13 E. Genesee St.
Sponsored by: The Summit Auto Group

NOVEMBER DICKENS EVENTS:

Every Saturday & Sunday during Dickens Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn & Spa,

851 W. Genesee St. www.mirbeau.com
Every Saturday during Dickens – Complimentary photographs taken by a professional photographer, in front of the Mirbeau Christmas
Tree from noon – 4 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) or www.mirbeau.com

Fri Nov 28—Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W. Genesee St.
www.mirbeau.com

Fri Nov 28— “Worlds Smallest” Christmas Parade! Beginning on Fennell Street, right on Jordan Street and ending at the Sherwood
House, next door to the Sherwood Inn on Genesee St! Starts at NOON. (315) 685-0552 www.skaneateles.com

Fri Nov 28 – Grand entrance of Charles Dickens and his entourage. Meet Queen Victoria, Governor Dewitt Clinton, Father Christmas, and
of course that mean old Scrooge! Grand opening at 12:10 pm on the steps of the Sherwood House next to the Sherwood Inn.

Sat Nov 29 Holiday Parade & Family Fun Day in downtown Auburn. Free Family activities start at 3:00 pm.—5:30 pm. These
include horse-drawn carriage rides, ornament-making, Child Photo ID program, and more. Parade begins at 6:00pm

Sat Nov 29—Strawberry Fields Hydroponic Farm, located on Rt. 20 west of Skaneateles will host an open house from 11 am—
7 pm. The farm store will be open, fresh cut Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, fresh green arrangements, will be for sale.
Free hot chocolate & cookies, Sit by a cozy fire and roasted marshmallows. (315) 751-5657. Open Monday—Saturday 11 am—7 pm until Dec 23.

Sat Nov 29 – The Finger Lakes Wind Quintet will perform at 1 and 2:50 pm at the Skaneateles Library. Includes
audience participation pieces and a sing-a-long! Free, donations appreciated. (315) 685-0552

Sat Nov 29— Lakeside Artistry Holiday Fair 10 am—5 pm —artists and crafters from many genres. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E
Genesee St.

Sat Nov TBA—the Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band will perform in the Village of Skaneateles between 1 and 3
pm. Just listen for them and you will find them!!

DECEMBER DICKENS EVENTS:

Every Saturday & Sunday during Dickens Complimentary hot cocoa, cider, and holiday cookies from noon–4 p.m. Mirbeau Inn
& Spa, 851 W. Genesee St. www.mirbeau.com
Every Saturday during Dickens – Complimentary photographs taken by James Peluso, in front of the Mirbeau Christmas Tree
from noon – 4 p.m. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328) or www.mirbeau.com


TUESDAYS: TEA WITH THE QUEEN – December 2
Gather your friends and enjoy the company of Queen Victoria at High Tea. 11:30 am. Offering $25.00 per person. Space limited
on each date, advance reservations are required. Call Stella Maris Retreat, 130 E. Genesee St. at (315) 685-6836

Fri Dec 5— “Skaneateles Sings” Sponsored by KeyBank Dedication of crèche, caroling and tree lighting. (315)
685-0552. Organized by the Skaneateles Chamber, Skaneateles Girl Scouts and Skaneateles Garden Club. Reception at
Skaneateles United Methodist Church immediately following the tree lighting. Entertainment by The Magic Wizard of
the North, John Henry Anderson.

Fri Dec 5—First Friday in Skaneateles. A Romance with Art. Visit galleries and stores to celebrate the arts.
5-8 pm. www.skaneateles.com

December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21— Skaneateles Library Annual Dickens Christmas Holiday Book Sale. 49 E. Genesee Street. Saturday
10 AM—4 PM; Sunday, Noon—4 PM. Books will also be available for sale Mon-Fri during regular Library business hours.
(315) 685-5135. All proceeds benefit the Skaneateles Library Association.

December 6. 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21—Breakfast with Santa at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets are: $10/person for members and $14/person for non-members. Children ages two and under are free. Reserve online at
rosamondgiffordzoo.org/santa or by calling (315) 435-8511 x113

Sat Dec 6—”Handbells, Carroll’s and Cookies”. 2—3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church. No charge and all are welcome!

Sat Dec 6- The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 and 3 pm at the Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee
St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated. (315) 685-0552.

Holy Trinity Lutheran ChurchSat Dec 6 -Taster’s Choice Soup Lunch at , 37 W. Genesee St. 12 noon until 2 pm. The lunch is free,
but donations are appreciated. Visitors are welcome to tour the historic 100 year old building too. (315) 685-3121

Sat Dec TBA—the Syracuse Alumni Brigadier Brass Band will perform in the Village of Skaneateles between 1 and 3
pm. Just listen for them and you will find them!!

Sat Dec 6— Stenuf Music Studio presents Nutcracker Suite, Hand bell & Singing Classes for children ages 6—14 at the Stenuf
Music Studio located at 27 Fennell St. For reservations please call 554-8114 or 685-8244. The story of the Nutcracker Suite will be
presented with a mini stage with characters and back drops. Students will enjoy learning the sequence of events, music, story of the
Nutcracker Suite. At the end the students will have a performance of Hand bells for their parents.

Sun Dec 7– Open House at the Skaneateles Historical Society’s Museum at the Creamery, 28 Hannum St. from 1-4 pm. Browse the gift shop for unique gifts and learn all about the History of Skaneateles. Refreshments will be served. (315) 685-
1360 The Creamery Museum is open through Christmas on Fri, Sat & Sun 1-4 pm.

Sun Dec 7 – The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 pm & 3 pm at the Skaneateles
Library, 49 E Genesee St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated. (315)
685-0552

Sun Dec 7—Dickens’ of A Tea at The Athenaeum of Skaneateles! Join them for an afternoon of entertainment,
refreshments, music and a special appearance by the Dicken’s cast! Donation one canned good item. Perfect for
senior citizens. 2-4 pm. 150 E. Genesee Street, Skaneateles Call (315) 685-1400.

Sun Dec 7 Live musical performance at the Gazebo by Jeff Kimpland vocalist, performs holiday classics from
his solo album “A Christmas Prayer” and more! 4 PM.

Tues Dec 9– SHOP SKANEATELES! Shop, Sip and Stroll in the Village of Skaneateles! 10 am—8 pm
Open house with refreshments and free gift wrapping at participating merchants. Free drink ticket with any purchase
will be distributed between 5 & 8 pm. Buy a raffle ticket to win great prizes in our raffle— (315) 685-0552

Thurs Dec 11— “A Dinner with Dickens and Friends” as Charles Dickens and company will perform a live rendition
of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Mirbeau Inn & Spa, 851 W Genesee St. This dinner will be for all ages
with music, mirth and surprises all. The festivities start at 6 pm. mirbeau.com

Fri Dec 12—The SCS Madrigal Choir presents the 5th annual Holiday Feast. An evening of Renaissance Style
Dinner & Entertainment. The Lodge at Welch Allyn. For reservations, www.showtix4U.com.

Sat Dec 13— Syracuse Children’s Choir will perform at The Skaneateles Library at 1 pm. (315) 685-0552

Sat Dec 13— Look for our very own Dickens’ newsboys hawking today’s paper, complete with the Dickens insert.
All monies raised from the sale of the Post Standard papers today will go directly to charity…the Salvation Army’s
Christmas Bureau or the United Way.

Sat Dec 13— “Holiday Luncheon, Bake Sale & Quality Crafts Show” at Skaneateles United Methodist Church, 26
Jordan St. 10 am – 4 pm. (315) 685-5963

Sat Dec 13 – Skaneateles Community Band Holiday Concert at St. James Episcopal Church, 96 E. Genesee St.
Skaneateles. 4 pm, free! (315) 685-3866

Sat & Sun Dec 13 & 14—11:00 am -5:00 pm, Holiday Open House at Snake Oil Glassworks, 4247 Jordan Rd.,
Skaneateles. Glassblowing demonstrations, light refreshments and shopping in the gallery. Questions (315) 685-
5091 or www.snakeoilglassworks.com Holiday Hours: Thursday and Friday 12-6 pm, Saturday 10- 5pm and
Sunday 11-4 pm

Sat Dec TBA—Salt City Barbershop Quartet will perform on the streets of Skaneateles between noon and 4 pm.

Sun Dec 14—Concinnity Musical group live performance at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. Concinnity
is an accapella group of women who sing for the love of singing. whatever floats our boat or yours! Questions
315-685-0552.

Sun Dec 14 – Skaneateles High School Holiday Concert in the HS Auditorium., 49 E . Elizabeth St. 2:00 pm.
(315) 685-8361

Sun Dec 14 —Baltimore Woods presents Caroling in the Woods 7-8:30pm. (315) 673-1350. FREE, Please bring
cookies to share.

Sun Dec 14 The Masterworks Chorale Christmas Concert, featuring Bach’s Magnificat with members of Symphoria
& guest soloist Jonathan English. St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 81 Jordan St. 7:30 PM. $15.00 Adults; $10.00
Students/Seniors; 5 & under free. www.masterworkschorale.org Thurs Dec 18 — Great Lakes Guitar Quartet 7 PM at the Skaneateles Library upstairs in Library Hall. Free and
open to the public. (315) 685-5135

Sat Dec 20 — Concinnity Musical group live performance around the Village of Skaneateles. Concinnity is an
accapella group of women who sing for the love of singing. whatever floats our boat or yours! Questions 315-
685-0552.

Sat, Dec 20– Baltimore Woods features a Solstice Hike 7-8:30pm. It’s the longest night of the year, the forest is
blanketed in silence, and the just-past-full moon sets the snow covered trees aglow. Snowshoes and instruction
provided. $5 for members, $15/family; $8 for nonmembers, $25/family. Call (315) 673-1350 to sign up.

Sat & Sun Dec 20 & 21 – The magic of the Wizard of the North, John Henry Anderson at 1 pm and 3 pm at the
Skaneateles Library, 49 E Genesee St. Great Magic Show for the whole family. Free, however donations appreciated.
(315) 685-0552.

Sun Dec 21—Dickens Christmas Raffle Drawing—2 pm at the Gazebo in Clift Park. Tickets available from
Skaneateles Chamber, Gallery 54, Imagine, Skaneateles YMCA, 1st National Gifts & F. Olivers.

Tues Dec 24 – Mini version of Dickens with a limited cast of characters Noon—3 PM Happy Christmas from all
of us at the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce! (315) 685-0552 or www.skaneateles.com

Sat Dec 27— Live music by Joe Whiting at Anyela’s Vineyards, 2433 West Lake Rd. 4-7 pm (315) 685-3797

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Two community events will complement the season-long celebration of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.


On the evening of Dec. 5, the community will gather for Skaneateles Sings.

The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories and posing for photos. At 6:30 p.m., local clergy will dedicate the crèche in a candlelit ceremony.

The ceremony will be followed by caroling with the Dickens characters and Girl Scouts; lighting of the Christmas tree and remarks by Town Supervisor Mary Sennett at the gazebo; a magic show by John Henry Anderson, Wonderful Wizard of the North, at the United Methodist Church (where the Girl Scouts will serve holiday refreshments); and an open house at village stores.

Skaneateles Sings is sponsored by KeyBank and organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Skaneateles Garden Club.

First Friday art openings and exhibitions will also take place that evening throughout the village.

During Shop Skaneateles, Dec. 9, visitors are 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. In the evening, parking will be free village-wide.

Among the merchants offering specials are:

• Imagine – 15 percent off all purchases, excluding consigned fine artwork

• Rhubarb – savings and specials on Swiss Diamond Cookware, Wusthof Cutlery and Cuisinart, plus sampling of gourmet dips

• Gallery 54 – $5 off any purchase

• Infused! – sampling of specialty products

• cate&sally – free gift wrapping and gift registry

• Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce – 20 percent off everything except gift certificates

For more specials, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Dickens Raffle tickets will be available at shops throughout the village, at $5 each, three for $10, 10 for $20. Prizes are a $1,000 gift certificate from Mirbeau Inn & Spa, a family membership to the Skaneateles YMCA and Community Center, a $500 Skaneateles shopping spree, two sets of SU Men’s Basketball tickets and a gift basket from Infused!.

Anyone making a purchase that evening will have the choice of a free drink from Creekside coffee bar & books, Joelle’s French Bistro, LakeHouse Pub, the Blue Goose or the Sherwood Inn (restrictions apply).

Shop Skaneateles is sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.

“The Chamber would like to extend a special thank you to Strawberry Fields, which donated the Christmas tree for the gazebo, and Jennifer Miller of Shine, who decorated the gazebo,” says executive director Tara Lynn. “We’d also like to thank the village and town for their financial support of the decorations and the Village Electric Department for its help in putting up the decorations, which will be enjoyed by the community all season long.”  

Posted: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 @ 6:45 pm by Nakeia Endres
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Designed by Louis C. Tiffany and Tiffany Glass and Decorating Co., one of the few unaltered Tiffany chapels known to exist. Available year-round for weddings, concerts and special events.

17 Nelson Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-252-0339

www.willardchapel.org

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Schweinfurth Art Center

Contemporary exhibitions feature local and national artists. Year-round adult and youth classes, concerts, special events and gift shop. “Quilts=Art=Quilts” each November – January.

205 Genesee Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-255-1553

www.myartcenter.org

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Old Brutus Historical Society building exterior

Permanent displays of local business signs, tools and a turn-of-the-century kitchen. A large collection of genealogical files and local historical information is also available

8943 North Seneca Street
Weedsport, NY 13166
315-834-9342
315-834-6285

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycayuga/obhs

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