The Village of Oswego Christmas Walk kicks off the holiday season in downtown Oswego from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
The free event features performances by local choirs, rides on the Toyland train, Santa’s reindeer, live ice sculpting, an inflatable sled hill, the Village’s annual tree lighting performance and an emergency vehicle light parade. People of all ages are invited to enjoy games, crafts and giveaways. Downtown stores will also open their doors to allow participants to enjoy holiday décor and browse for gifts of the season.
The tree-lighting performance begins at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of Main and Jackson streets and features live choral music from Traughber Junior High School and Oswego East High School’s Spotlight choir. The characters are performed by the Oswego High School’s Standing O Theatre Company. There are also opportunities to watch Oswego’s dance troupes and other choirs at three different live entertainment locations during the event, along with DJ John Werle.
Children are encouraged to bring their wish list and visit Santa at his North Pole home away from home, Locked In Photography, 62 W. Washington St., where photos will be taken and made available for download.
At 8:10 p.m., the illuminated emergency vehicle parade will make its way down Main Street brought to you by the Oswego Fire Protection District. In addition to decorated trucks and cars, favorite characters including Cinderella, Prince Charming, Aladdin, Jasmine, Batman, Superman and Supergirl will take part in the parade.
Shuttle bus service will operate from the north parking lot of Oswego High School to Byline Bank, 36 Monroe St. Additional parking is being provided by Symphony at the Tillers, 4390 State Route 71, along with shuttle bus service. Downtown parking is also available at the Reserve at Hudson Crossing public parking deck, Oswego Village Hall and other areas around downtown.