Charles Dickens’s Visits Skaneateles, The Story Book Village


Skaneateles is a cute-as-a-button Village located in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York. If ever there was a Must-Do it would be Skaneateles Dickens’s Festival. Every Saturday and Sunday between Thanksgiving and Christmas the Village shares it’s lifestyle with all visitors. Professional actors, dressed in Dickens’s period costumes, walk the streets and shops of the Village. Lot’s of locals dress up as well, and everyone is infected with the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come.


Think of it as street theater without a script. And don’t be surprised when everyone wished you well, tips his or her hat or holds open a door. That’s just the way we are.


Insider Tip: Avoid Saturday, it’s crowded. Better yet, spend the night on Sunday. The Chamber of Commerce has a list of places to stay.