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A Dickens' Christmas

posted Dec 14, 2014, 12:16 PM by Phil Spitze   [ updated Dec 14, 2014, 12:16 PM ]
Braving the crowds and the endless hunt for parking, my wife and I visited Skaneateles, NY to view their famous Dickens' Christmas celebration.  More info about the event is here:

It really helped get everyone in the holiday mood and the characters were fabulous and accommodating to the visitors and shoppers (except Scrooge, of course!)  I was able to grab a few photos - enjoy!

Charles Dickens, just before addressing the crowd.

The Ghost of Christmas Present.

A pair of London street urchins.

Constable 2nd Class, Morris Lounsbury sets a visitor straight.

Caroling at the town gazebo lead by Father Christmas, Queen Victoria, Lady Charlotte Anne, Duchess of Buccleuch, and a collection of other dignitaries.

Scrooge and another character look on, unimpressed by any of the festivities.

Happy Holidays to everyone!