Village of Oswego Hosts Annual Christmas Walk and Activities

Several days full of winter-themed fun start on Dec. 7 with the tree lighting ceremony in downtown Oswego.

Editor's Note: The following is a press release provided by the Village of Oswego:

The Village of Oswego invites you to the annual Christmas Walk Celebration, held on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 7-9 throughout Oswego. The festivities kick-off on Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Oswego. 

The night will begin with the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Silent, Illuminated Fire Truck parade will make its way down Main Street. Fire trucks from Oswego and other local fire departments will participate in this annual event.

Other activities throughout the night include Toyland Train rides, the Sledding Hill (giant slide),  ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations, strolling carolers and characters, holiday music, kids crafts and games, delicious food vendors and shopping opportunities in the wonderful downtown businesses. Stop at the Little White School museum, hosted by the Oswegoland Park District, to enjoy crafts, music, and treats.

Don’t miss a Visit with Santa from 5:30-8 p.m., hosted by the Garden Faire. Bring your cameras to capture that special moment with Santa! Delicious and tantalizing food will be available along Main Street. At Hudson Crossing Park, which is located at the corner of Harrison and Washington Street, enjoy the splendor and beauty of the Fox River as you and your families enjoy a ride on the Belgian Draft Horse Hay Ride.

The festivities will continue on Saturday, Dec. 8 with a Pancake Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oswego, Fox River Academy of Music and Art, Oswego Senior Center and the Oswego YMCA at the Oswego Senior Center (old Traughber Junior High). From 8 to 11 a.m., this event will include a delicious breakfast, games, crafts and pictures with Santa.

The annual Holiday Cookie Walk will take place in downtown Oswego from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Purchase your holiday tin and then visit all of the participating merchants for a homemade holiday cookie. Don’t miss all of your Country Market favorites at the old Fire Station No. 1 as the Oswegoland Park District host the Holiday Country Market from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mason Square will also have lots of activities on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The festivities continue on Sunday, Dec. 9t with Oswego Family YMCA Jingle Bell Jog and the Holiday House Walk.

Join the Village of Oswego for this festive event as we kick-off the Holiday Season at the annual Oswego Christmas Walk. For a complete list of activities, please visit our website at www.oswegoil.org or call 630-554-3618.

Alicia Mazzanti Schimmel November 20, 2012 at 08:09 PM
Kylie's Creations will be selling hair bows at the Holiday Country Market on Saturday. Proceeds from this sale will be used to purchase toys for the Toys for Tots program.
Anastasia December 06, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Local vendors will be at Masonic lodge on Saturday, December 8 from 9am to 1:30pm... My Premier Designs jewelry is 20 to 40% off! Affordable, gorgeous, versatile and manufactured in USA high-fashion jewelry. I will wrap it up for you too! We have jewelry for any age and any style. Our Santa shop benefits needy families and Christmas project. See you then!
Ilia Rivera December 06, 2012 at 07:52 PM
In addition to all of this amazing events hosted by the Village, the Limelight Theatre Company will have their last two performances of It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play at the Little White School Museum on Saturday at 2 and 7 pm!Come support our local talent!
Stephen Juriga December 06, 2012 at 08:12 PM
River Heights Veterinary Hospital will be hosting our annual open house and pet pictures with Santa on Saturday from 12-3pm. The $10 donation for a pet picture with Santa will be donated to local shelters and rescues. We are located at 5580 W. Route 34 in Oswego. 630-554-3400
Natalie Stevens December 06, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Stephen, if you would like to post that as an announcement or an event on the site I can shoot it off around our social media feeds!


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