X Online Chat
close window

Have a Dickens of a Christmas in Skaneateles

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and rediscover the magic and wonder in the beautiful Finger Lakes region ..

(315) 685-0552
22 Jordan Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Explore Have a Dickens of a Christmas in Skaneateles Using Our Interactive Map
Community Bank Howe Caverns
Upstate New York is aglow with beauty and filled with the spirit of Christmas! Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and rediscover the magic and wonder of the season by journeying to some of the area’s popular Christmas spots.


Plan a trip to lovely Skaneateles  in the beautiful Finger Lakes region to experience a Victorian Christmas. Each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the picturesque lakeside village’s historic downtown is transformed into a page out of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”
Stroll the interactive Dickens Christmas Village as Queen Victoria, Ebenezer Scrooge or one of the haunting Christmas ghosts walk among you, carolers sing and horse-drawn wagons await to take you on your yuletide adventure. Browse the historic district’s shops and art galleries, housed in restored buildings dating back to 1796 and warm up your insides with tasty treats in the village bakeries or with street-side roasted chestnuts. This annual celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23 (noon to 4 p.m.) and December 24 (noon to 2:30 p.m.) 

When you are done – and if you are still hungry after tasting all of the tempting goodies throughout downtown – enjoy a leisurely and relaxing dinner at one of Skaneateles’ fine dining establishments like Blue Water Grill  or Rosalie’s Cucina. For a more casual experience, try the mellow  Lakehouse Pub or Parkers' Grille & Tap House  in nearby Auburn.

Unwind for the evening – or for several – at one of the village’s elegant and cozy lodgings like the 34 State Historic Luxury Suites or the 1807 Sherwood Inn.

And there is so much more to enjoy while you are in the area. Travel just a half hour’s journey to the lively and chic city of Syracuse where you can ice skate in Clinton Square radiantly lit up by the city’s dazzling Christmas tree or get a jump on your Christmas shopping and play at New York’s largest entertainment mall, Destiny USA. Prepare to be mesmerized as you drive through two miles of twinkling lights and sparkling displays at nearby Liverpool’s captivating Lights on the Lake.

No matter your age, Christmas in Upstate New York will delight the child inside! 

Skaneateles Dining
Lights on the Lake
Local Lodging
Admission Prices May 1 - Oct 31
Destiny USA

Skaneateles, NY

Current Conditions


Dec 12
Dec 13
Dec 14
Dec 15
Dec 16
8am 23°27°30°41°33°
2pm 27°30°37°41°34°
8pm 29°35°42°38°36°

Dining near Skaneateles Lodging near Skaneateles Things To Do near Skaneateles



It's Game on at Turning Stone !
Finger Lakes
Race to Fun at Vernon Downs
Central New York
Visit “Rainbow Falls” at Watkins Glen
Finger Lakes
Glamp It in Style
Finger Lakes

Click here to learn more about
Finger Lakes