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.