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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

Posted: Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 @ 10:35 am by Nakeia Endres
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November 14, 2014 – November 15, 2014

Friday 1pm & 8pm AND Saturday 8pm

“A dazzling audiovisual spectacle that benefits from the full cinematic treatment…”

click here to read more

Auburn Public Theater is located at:

8 Exchange Street
Auburn, NY 13021

We’re in the heart of downtown Auburn. Our building is in the 100 block of Genesee Street, and our entrance opens on the Exchange Street pedestrian courtyard. Click for map and directions.

Please call 315-253-6669 or e-mail Auburn Public Theater at info@auburnpublictheater.org if you’d like to discuss:

Children’s programming
Classes and workshops
General Information
Renting space
Sponsoring a show or series
Supporting Auburn Public Theater
Video services
Volunteering
Whatever else we can assist with!

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Dickens’ Christmas in Skaneateles

 

Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles 2012Step 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.

icon View / Download the Dickens Christmas Calendar of Events 

An annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 24th from noon to 4 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 (and Mother Goose too!), live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and carriage rides around the Village.

SPECIAL EVENT: Dinner with Dickens and Friends! Thursday, December 12th and December 19th, 2013 at Mirbeau Inn and Spa at 6 pm.  Celebrate the Christmas Season and watch literature brought to life, as Charles Dickens and Company perform a live rendition of A Christmas Carol. Enjoy a traditional English Prime Rib dinner with special child friendly options available for the youngsters. This interactive dinner will be great fun for youngsters and for everyone who is young at heart, music included. $36++ Adults, $18++ Children under 14.  Entertainment provided by Scarlett Rat Entertainment as seen in Skaneateles’ popular Dickens Christmas

“The Festival Fanatics” made a surprise visit to the Dickens Festival in Skaneateles on December 2, 2012  Click on this link to see video of the characters in action, and what they loved about Dickens Christmas! http://newyorkstatefestivals.com/2012/12/02/it-feels-like-london-at-the-dickens-christmas-in-skaneateles-video-photos/

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  • Christmas carol sing-along, The Revels Live, at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo with the entire Dickens cast. (Bad weather place is the Sherwood House.)
  • Free horse and wagon rides around the Village.  Pick up in front of the Sherwood Inn.  Sponsored by the Old Stone Mill and the Village Inn.
  • Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels, donated by  TOPS Market, and roasted by Mid-Lakes Navigation.
  • Mother Goose reads holiday stories to the children at the Skaneateles Library from 12:30 – 4
  • Father Christmas greets the children on the porch of the Masonic Temple (13 E. Genesee St.) each weekend day from noon to 2 p.m, and 3-4 pm. He will have special treats for especially good children.
  • Special shows at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. (except November 26th).  John Henry Anderson, the great magician, will appear on several weekends (dates to be announced) Free, however donations are welcome.
  • Every Saturday, and Sunday during Dickens Christmas – visit the Mirbeau Inn & Spa Winter Wonderland “French Country Christmas Display.”  Enjoy free spiced hot cider, hot cocoa and cookies from noon to 4 pm!  851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles. 315-685-5006 or 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)
  • Get your picture taken professionally by James Peluso in front of the Currier & Ives cutter sleigh by the Mirbeau Christmas tree ever Saturday during Dickens at Mirbeau Inn & Spa .  Make it your holiday photo.  851 West Genesee Street, Skaneateles. 315-685-5006 or 877-MIRBEAU (647-2328)
  • The Dickens characters will be acting out scenes from a Christmas Carol on the steps of the Masonic Temple at 12:30, 1:30 and 3:30.  These interactive trunk shows are sponsored by the Summit Auto Group.

FOR THE 6th Year YEAR!!!!  Don’t miss the World’s Smallest Christmas Parade Ever on opening day, Friday, November 29th 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 Sherwood House next to the Sherwood Inn at 12:10 pm.  To celebrate our 20th Anniversary the original Charles Dickens of Skaneateles will return as the Grand Marshall of the parade.  Welcome back to DIckens, Ted and Betty Davenport!

  • MANY THANKS TO OUR MEDIA SPONSORS:  Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance, Galaxy Communications/Sunny 102, Scotsman Media Group, Skaneateles Journal,  Skaneateles Press/Eagle Newspapers, The Post Standard and The Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau!

Revels Live in Skaneateles

Buy Dickens Posters OnlineDancers, 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 pm, and 3-4pm each Dickens day.  The Masonic Temple is located at 13 E. Genesee Street.

And don’t forget to visit the unique area 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.

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.  December 10, 2013 we are having a special shopping day in Skaneateles called Shop, Sip and Stroll.  You will find specials and discounts in the stores, special free treats, and get a free drink coupon for one of our area restaurants.

Father Time in SkaneatelesVisit Skaneateles’ winery:  Anyela’s Vineyards.  Be sure to visit them 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.

Make a day or a weekend of it! We have wonderful accommodations ranging from B&B’s, inns, and affordable 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 25 minutes from Syracuse and an hour-and-a-half from Rochester, and an hour ad 15 minutes from Binghamton.

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

Free horse and wagon rides around the village leaving from the Sherwood Inn.  Stopping atCreekside Books and Coffee on Kelly Street.   Carriage rides are provided by Mountain View Guest Ranch and Stables out of Nedrow, NY.  (315-492-3404)  New this year: Look for a few special places around the Village for “Official Dickens Photo Spots”.  Take pictures and then post your pictures on the Dickens Christmas facebook page.

Posted: Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 9:13 am by Nakeia Endres
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Friday, August 13 Skaneateles Community Band Lakeside in Clift Park, 7:00 PM.
Bring your own chair or blanket. Rain Place Austin Park Pavilion.
Friday, August 13 MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Barrigar Brothers. Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com
Saturday, August 14 MUSIC: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM Wendy Ramsey. Creekside
Coffeehouse, 35 Fennell St., FREE (315) 685-0379 or www.creeksidebooks.com

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Saturday, August 21st @ 8pm

PHIL HENRY with percussionist Gary Moon
Opening act: Wendy Ramsay, Joanne Perry & Donna Dennihy

Phil Henry is a singer-songwriter and music educator in West Rutland, Vermont. He sings energetic contemporary folk originals which resemble detailed four-minute short films, with diverse stories and leading characters. His upcoming CD, Robots and Romance, for example, puts the listener insidea bank robbery, a mining disaster, a heart transplant, a hurricane, and the decline of a 50′s drive-in movie theater. Henry’s songs have been honored in many songwriting competitions and showcases, including the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase. He took first place inthe songwriter contests at SolarFest in Tinmouth, VT and Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival in Havre-De-Grace, MD.

Gary Moon is a singer-songwriter from Lake George, NY, and is afrequent host of the open mic at Saratoga Springs’ famous listening room Caffe Lena. In addition to his performance schedule and promoting his own new CD Big Sky, Gary has lent vocals and hand percussion to Phil and other folk performers. It is not unusual to see him add Djembe, Cajon, shakers, and foot-operated tambourine,sometimes all within the very same song.

$8 advance/door

Posted: Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 @ 9:16 am by Curt
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