32nd Annual Tree Lighting and Fireworks on November 30th
The City of Oswego will host the 32nd annual tree lighting event at Don Hill Civic Plaza on November 30th from 2:30pm to 7:00pm. A full day of family activities are scheduled including a skating rink complete with ice skates for use, a giant snow globe for fun picture taking, horse drawn carriage rides, multiple stage performances, pictures with Santa, the lighting of the tree and fireworks over the river.
Activities start at 2:30pm with the arrival of Santa Clause at Civic Plaza where Santa will be led into City Hall through the West Street entrance for pictures until 5:30pm. The line to see Santa will also be formed at the West 1st Street entrance to City hall. Carriage rides will also begin at 2:30pm with a pickup/drop off at Civic Plaza on West Second St. The ice skating rink begins at 3:00pm with free skating and free skate rental for all ages until 7pm. Stage performance start at 3:00pm the CNY Arts Center performing an excerpt from their upcoming stage rendition of “A Christmas Carol”, Gary Carpentier performing holiday and original music, The Buc Blue Jazz Band performing holiday favorites, and Creation Studios performing the ballet “The Christmas Candle.” Magician Chris Wiehl will roam the crowd performing interactive, jaw dropping magic.
At 5:45pm, Mayor William Barlow will welcome the crowd followed by the announcement of the coloring contest winners and the lighting of the tree at 6:00pm. The evening will be capped off with a fireworks display by Pyrotecnico.
“We’ve expanded and improved our annual tree lighting event over the past few years and it’s turned into a premier event that our community looks forward to each and every year,” said mayor Billy Barlow. “I’m looking forward to the event this year and encourage our residents to attend the event and kick off the holiday season in downtown Oswego!” Barlow said.
Throughout the day, Boy Scout Pack 885 and Friends of Camp Hollis will be selling snacks, music will be provided by Just Push Play Productions and The Oswego Lions Club will provide free hot chocolate and snacks to those visiting Santa inside City Hall. A special thank you to Man in the Moon Candies, Pathfinder Bank and the Oswego County Federal Credit Union for their generous support of this year’s event.
For more information, contact Kristen Slimmer at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau at 315-349-3575, email [email protected] or check out the full schedule on Facebook by searching “City of Oswego Tree Lighting”.