Candlelight Tours of the Beautiful Seward House

Costumed guides lead visitors on a candle lit tour of the home decorated in holiday splendor by local florists. As visitors learn about holiday traditions of the Seward family in the 19th century, actors portraying various members of the family emerge to share holiday recollections gleaned from the letters and diaries. Tours end with Christmas carols sung around the family’s …

First Friday Events

Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St. – 6-8pm, Seasonal Decor – the Art of Making Door Swags. Design and create holiday swags using fresh greens, berries, ribbons and other decorations, with Regina Lewis-Middleton. Cost: $25 to pre-register, $30 at the door. Cayuga Museum, 203 Genesee St. – Join us for a First Friday reception and view our current exhibit, Contemporary …

DICKENS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, 2014

The following occur every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving through Christmas Noon-4pm PLUS Friday, November 28th *Noon kick-off of Dickens each day on the porch of the Sherwood House. *Strolling Dickens characters performing interactive street theatre *Father Christmas greets the children from noon-2 pm, and 3-4 pm at the Masonic Temple Porch, 13 E. Genesee St. *Free roasted chestnuts in front …

Usher in the Holidays With Skaneateles Sings and Shop Skaneateles by:Sandi Mulconry

Two community events will complement the season-long celebration of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. On the evening of Dec. 5, the community will gather for Skaneateles Sings. The program starts at 6 p.m. at the Skaneateles Library, with Father Christmas and Mother Goose greeting children, reading stories and posing for photos. At 6:30 p.m., local clergy will dedicate the crèche in a candlelit ceremony. The ceremony will be followed …