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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas in Skaneateles, New York

The magic of the holiday season shines in my hometown every year.  For 17 years characters have dressed in period clothing from the classic tale, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.  They wander the streets, acting out scenes from the book, conversing with folks and singing carols. There are many activities and treats like a horse drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts and hot cocoa. 

The celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December until Christmas from noon to 4 pm, and a limited show on Dec 24th noon to 3.

Ghost of Christmas present

Ghost of Jacob Marley, the business partner of Ebenezer Scooge.

 Ebenezer Scrooge has found his sweeter side and hands out gift certificates from local businesses.

Street corner entertainment will bring you to your feet.

Visitors also come dressed for the occasion.

Father Christmas is available for a visit.

Carriage and wagon rides are enjoyed by everyone.



You can not help but join in a Christmas carol.

Just some of the shops on Genesee Street.
Rhubard Kitchen Shop  cookware, gadgets, cookbooks and specialy gourmet food items.

Pomodoro's Gift Shop is the place to go for that hard to find gift for that special someone.




Window shopping!
The Old Stone Mill has been renovated in the last couple of years and waits for tenants.

Historic homes dot the village.

A view of Skaneateles Lake from Thayer Park.





Just one of the beautiful homes located on the lake.

 Every year the Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce places a lite Christmas tree at the end of the pier.

The village gazbo is the best place to have your christmas card photo taken.

In the summer time you would find the Mid-Lakes Navigation boat docked here.

 The historic Sherwood Inn is a great stop for some tasty comfort food during the next couple of winter months.

Take a tour of the beautifully decorated guest rooms.  They usually leave the doors open to rooms that are not occupied.

They always have the best Christmas tree.
  And  make sure you shop their gift shop...you'll find our lavender products.

If you visit make sure you make reservations to eat out on the porch overlooking the lake.

 Their Tavern has great atmosphere.

The famous Doug's Fish Fry on Jordan Road is a must for a great fish lunch or dinner.

My favorite book store Creekside Books & Coffee is located on the corner of  Fennell Street and Kelly Street.  Their coffee and cocoa is to died for.

 The coffeehouse has free wireless access and entertainment on Friday and Saturday's.

 If you can't find that special book just ask.  They can find anything for you.

And look!!  They have Lockwood Farm Lavender Products.

Christmas in Skaneateles is a step into another time.


 

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