New York November 09, 2018
The One New York Village That Transforms Into A Christmas Wonderland Each Year
Once this time of year rolls around and we start seeing more and more areas of New York covered in snow, it’s hard not to feel like you’re living inside the most charming snowglobe on the East Coast! With that said, there are some destinations around our state that simply transform into something truly magical during the holiday season. Turning into a page out of your favorite Charles Dickens book, discover for yourself how this one town becomes an absolute Christmas wonderland each year.
With a small population of roughly 7,000 residents, the town of Skaneateles sits along the waterfront and is often a popular place to visit during the summer months.
But during New York's off-season, Skaneateles continues to welcome visitors from all over the state as they put on their annual Dickens Christmas event.
That's right! The town of Skaneateles transforms into A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens each holiday season, an event that's been celebrated here for a total of 25 years now.
Each Saturday and Sunday between November 23rd and December 23rd, you'll get to witness 50 Charles Dickens characters making their way throughout town.
The entire town of Skaneateles joins in on the holiday festivities, with the businesses along Main Street looking as picturesque as ever with all of their seasonal decorations.
Along the streets of Skaneateles, you'll be able to find exciting activities like wagon and horse-drawn carriage rides.
While you're enjoying your carriage rides, you'll also want to look out for all the characters in town - like Marley's ghost!
Another thing to keep an eye out for, the darling Christmas tree that they set up each year at the end of the town pier. Have you ever seen a Christmas tree out on the water like this?
On Friday, November 23rd AKA Opening Day, visitors can also witness the World's Smallest Christmas Parade in town that begins at noon - a great weekend to plan on visiting Skaneateles.
Running every Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., experience one of New York's most enchanting holiday towns and step inside our Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles.
To find out more information about all the exciting events that are planned in town for this year's Dickens Christmas,
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