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Oswego Prepares for 30th Annual Tree Lighting Event Nov 25

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The Oswego City County Youth Bureau, in collaboration with the City of Oswego, will host this year’s “30th” tree lighting event “An Oswego Christmas”.

The event will be held on November 25, 2017 from 10am until 6:30pm. All activities will be held at Civic Plaza. Please see the line- up for the day. You can also get details on the facebook page “An Oswego Christmas”!



10:00-12:00 Scavenger Hunt (Downtown Businesses) for kids up to age 12! Please call 349- 3451 to register your child for this! Details will be posted on the facebook page.

10:00-2:00 Toys for Tots (Oswego Elks Club)

1:00-2:00 Honor Choir from Riley School (Stage at Civic Plaza)

2:00-3:00 Kay Miracle sings Christmas Songs (Stage at Civic Plaza)

3:00-3:30 Oswego Players (Stage at Civic Plaza)

3:30-4:00 Theater De Jour (Stage at Civic Plaza)

4:00-4:30 Creation Studios (Stage at Civic Plaza)

4:45-5:00 Christmas Blessing (Reverand George Demass, Stage at Civic Plaza)

5:00-5:10 Mayor’s opening speech (Stage at Civic Plaza)

5:10-5:30 Sing-a-long carols (Stage at Civic Plaza)

5:30-5:45 Coloring and Story contest winners from the schools (Stage at Civic Plaza)

5:45-6:00 “Twas the Night Before Christmas” (Kevin Caraccioli, Stage at Civic Plaza)


6:30 FIREWORKS (Cat Walk Bridge)


12:00-3:00 Horse and Carriage rides, 2 of them this year! (West 2nd street up Oneida Street to West. 5th street (drop off for TOYS for TOTS) left on 5th to Mohawk Street back to West 2nd Street) West Oneida from 2nd street to 3rd street will be closed off for horse rides to unload.

1:00-6:00 Inflatable Snow Globe (Civic Plaza, you can get in it for pics)

1:00-6:00 Carnival Game (Reifke Consessions) West. 2nd Street and Oneida Street. $1 a game and all proceeds will be donated to a children’s charity.

2:00-6:00 2 Live Reindeer (Civic Plaza) you can get pictures and pet them.

2:00 Christmas Parade at Mother Earth Baby led by Oswego Fire Department and Oswego Police Department! Santa Claus will be in Fire Truck. The parade will start at West 5th St and go to Oneida Street to Civic Plaza.

2:30-5:00 SANTA CLAUS AT CITY HALL (2nd floor)

Music provided for the day by “JUST PUSH PLAY PRODUCTIONS” (Stage on West 1st Street)

Museums will be open 1-5pm. FREE ADMISSION

Food Vendors: The Moose Shack and Phat Kat Foods ( West 1st Street)

Hayley Starr of Starry Skies Balloon Art- Balloon Animals (inside city hall)

Oswego Lions Club: Cookies and Hot Chocolate ( inside city hall)

Oswego Sunrise Rotary: Donuts (outside under tent)

Big Kahuna Party Rentals: Popcorn (outside)


Goody bags for each child (as they come down the stairs from visiting Santa Claus, they will be handed 1 goody bag.) 1 PHOTO PER FAMILY WITH SANTA CLAUS!

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