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Old 02-21-2005, 10:16 AM   #91
Auburn Annie
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Yes, you were. They have a lot of touristy features year-round, though most of the tourist crowd comes for the summer months. A favorite "off-season" treat is the Dickens Christmas where they have people in full Victorian dress and character roaming the streets and shops of the village, as described below:

"Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens' Christmas, as the merchants and Chamber of Commerce of Skaneateles give a gift to the public for their support throughout the year. Plan now and join the village of Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes of Upstate New York, where President and Mrs. Clinton vacationed, for 10 magical days of a Victorian Christmas.

The celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 19th From noon to 4 p.m. on each of those days plus a special appearance on Christmas Eve from noon-3 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of characters directed by Jim Greene of Scarlett Rat Entertainment, will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants. There will also be Christmas carol sing-alongs at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple at 13 E. Genesee St, free carriage rides around the lakeside village, free roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate, and "storytime" with Mother Goose. Children can even visit with Father Christmas each weekend day from noon to 2 p.m. He will have special treats for the good children."

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