Spectators brave the cold to step back in time during the 25th Anniversary Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles. The celebration began Friday with the "World's Smallest Christmas Parade" and opening ceromony on the steps of Hannum House. The festivities run every Saturday and Sunday through December 23, from noon to 4 pm, plus December 24 from noon - 2:30 pm with Charles Dickens and his cast of over 50 characters interacting with residents and visitors in the streets, stores, and restaurants.