Holiday Season in the Finger Lakes Region

Welcome to the incredible month of December when all things are Merry and Bright!! Skaneateles, NY and the surrounding Finger Lakes towns and villages put on stupendous holiday displays and events that will bring you Skaneateles vacation rental propertiesand your family lasting memories. From the quaint villages, the award winning art galleries, restaurants and antiques to the beauty and excitement of local skiing facilities, you could spend a weekend or a week here and still not see everything.

December in Skaneateles

Finger Lakes vacation rentals can accommodate romantic couples’ getaways to full fledged holiday parties and lodging for entire families (and extended families). Our properties are meticulously maintained and well-apportioned to meet all your vacation needs and provide plenty of space for everyone to be comfortable and feel pampered.

Skaneateles luxury rentals do fill up quickly at prime holiday times, so please be sure to check availability and make your reservations early.

As we draw near to the most exciting time of the year, we encourage you to make new memories and enjoy all the area has to offer.

December brings us the renowned and much looked forward to Dicken’s Christmas event. You do not want to miss this 24th Annual amazing festival and all the fun that takes place within the Village of Skaneateles.

Dicken’s Christmas

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way with Dickens Christmas, as Skaneateles Area Businesses give a gift to the public for their continued support throughout the year. Plan now and join the Village of Skaneateles, located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, this holiday season.

places to stay in the Finger Lakes DickensAn annual tradition, the celebration begins the day after Thanksgiving and runs every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon – 2:30 pm. Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters will interact with residents and visitors in the streets, stores and restaurants.

Don’t miss lively acts at the Library, live music, unique shopping, wonderful food and horse and wagon rides around the Village.

And visit our annual “World’s Smallest Christmas Parade” on opening day, Friday, November 24, at noon. Watch for Charles Dickens and his entourage as they meander down Fennell Street, turn right onto Jordan Street, then right onto Genesee Street to their grand opening on the porch of the Hannum House next to the Sherwood Inn at 12:10 pm to celebrate the 24th Anniversary.

Christmas carol sing-along, The Mid-day Revels, at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo with the entire Dickens cast. (Bad weather place is the Hannum House of the Sherwood Inn.)

Free roasted chestnuts in front of Johnny Angels, donated by  TOPS Market

Mother Goose reads holiday stories to the children at Loft 42 (42 E. Genesee St.) from 1:30 – 4

Father Christmas greets the children on the porch of the Masonic Temple (13 E. Genesee St.) each weekend day from noon to 2 p.m., and 3 – 4 p.m. He will have special treats for especially good children.

Special shows at the Skaneateles Library at 1 and 3 pm. Special live entertainment each Saturday and Sunday at the Library. Events are free, however donations are welcome.

Finger Lakes vacation rentalsThe Dickens characters will be acting out scenes from “A Christmas Carol” at the Gazebo (bad weather back-up: Hannum House) at 12:30 and 3:30. These interactive trunk shows are sponsored by the Summit Auto Group.

Horse-drawn wagon and carriage rides around the village, departing from the Sherwood Inn, provided by Rt. 80 Quarry Ridge Stables. Wagon rides are $2 donation; carriage rides are offered for a $20 donation. CASH ONLY.

SPECIAL EVENT: Dinner with Dickens and Friends! Thursday, December 7 at Mirbeau Inn and Spa at 6 pm. Celebrate the Christmas Season and watch literature brought to life, as Charles Dickens and Company perform a live rendition of “A Christmas Carol”. Enjoy a traditional dinner with special child friendly options available for the youngsters. Entertainment provided by Scarlett Rat Entertainment as seen in Skaneateles’ popular Dickens Christmas.

Pack Up For a Weekend

Finger Lakes Luxury Rentals offers you the best in places to stay in the Finger Lakes. Be within walking distance of all the lovely shops and scenery that make Skaneateles one of the most beautiful Villages in the area.

You may view our properties on our web pages. Reservations can be made online, but we do recommend you call us directly with any questions or to reserve your home away from home today. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this beautiful Christmas Season with you and your family.

Plan a Fall Getaway with a Skaneateles Vacation

There are wonders right in your own backyard when you plan a trip through the Finger Lakes and the lovely Village of Skaneateles. Many people insist on exotic vacations to far away lands, but there is nothing like enjoying your own State and the myriad of activities available to you. Plus, you can stay within budget much easier.

As the fall begins it’s downward slide into winter and the holiday season, this would be a perfect time to plan that getaway vacation. Recharge your batteries and get rested up with happy memories when you visit the area. Finger Lakes vacation rentals is known as one of the best places to stay in the Finger Lakes.

Make This a Fall to Remember

Granted, anytime of year is simply perfect for visiting the Finger Lakes area, but the cool, crispness of the Autumn weather provides an outstanding event-filled adventure. The summer tourist season has wound down and the surplus of people vying to enter the quaint shops in Skaneateles has waned. Now is an excellent time to visit all the shops as your heart desires and enjoy a quiet, elegant meal at any of our extraordinary restaurants.

Finger Lakes vacation rentalsSkaneateles luxury vacations has some of the most meticulously and privately cared for rental homes in the Finger Lakes. Each of our private homes is splendidly appointed, equipped, and managed. Everything you could possibly need (excluding groceries, of course) for a relaxing and enjoyable rest and vacation.

This is also a great time to plan Finger Lakes vacation rentals for those family reunions, class reunions, weddings, and other events where you need extra space. Some of our properties offer a grander estate feel with plenty of room for overnight guests. Holiday parties can be the most joyous and well-remembered for years to come utilizing our beautiful properties.

Walking Distance to the Village

Many of our Skaneateles luxury rentals are within a short walk into the village and along the lake. This makes for beautiful sunrise strolls and sweet moments under the moonlight. Couples getaway weekends are highly popular and bring about a new feeling to romance and relationship building. It’s always a good idea to plan romantic getaways with your partner. The joy on their face when hearing where they are going and that YOU thought about them will leave you feeling content and pleased with yourself.

Skaneateles Spa service Finger Lakes luxury rentalsAlong with our excellent properties, we encourage our guests to partake of the varied cuisine available in Skaneateles, visit the unique shops and artists here, and take a time out to enjoy the spa services at Mirbeau Spa.

Another pleasant experience is to plan a car trip to some of the outlying towns to see the sights and enjoy the ambiance of small town Central New York. The Finger Lakes is always full of activities, adventure, nature, antiques, fairs, and splendid scenery. No matter the season, you will find plenty to do and will soon be planning your next vacation here.

Check out our Finger Lakes luxury rentals when you are looking for places to stay in the Finger Lakes on your next vacation, getaway or reunion event. Our homes are listed and described on our Properties page for your convenience. We are looking forward to helping you make your reservations today.


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