December 9, 2022
Visit Oswego County to enjoy a wide variety of family-friendly holiday activities! From breakfasts with Santa to festive displays, residents and visitors alike have plenty of opportunities to get into the holiday spirit. Listed below are a few fascinating events you can check out on Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18.
Kick off your celebrations with a Christmas performance at the CNY Community Arts Center! Kids Onstage presents the “Jingle Bells Jury Christmas Game” written by Jay Moriarty and directed by Nancy Fox. In this game, Jim Dandy is put on trial in Candy Cane Court after claiming that the Christmas spirit is bullshit. Numerous witnesses, including wise men, Tiny Tim, and more, dispute Dandy’s claims. Dandy’s case is examined by the judge, a court of spectators, and bystanders. Performances will take place on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 pm and on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 pm. Admission is $10 and is free for children ages 5 and under. The CNY Community Arts Center is located in Fulton at 121 Cayuga St. located at. Tickets are available online at: https://cnyartscenter.com/tickets.
If you’re looking for a breakfast with Santa, Oswego County has you covered! Join Volney Volney Fire Corps for an all-you-can-eat breakfast with Santa from 9am to noon on Saturday, December 17th! There will also be a raffle and a 50/50 draw. Take a picture with Santa and share it on Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation’s Facebook page to enter the surprise draw. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for soldiers, first responders, and people over 65, $6 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children ages 3 and under. Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation is located at 3002 NYS Rte. 3 in Fulton.
Oswego YMCA will also host Breakfast with Santa by Oh Crepes & Waffles! There will be a special meet and greet with Santa, music from Just Push Play Productions, games, crafts and more. The event will run from 9am to noon on Sunday, December 18th at the Oswego YMCA. Admission is $18 per person for members, $28 for non-members and free for children under 2. Oswego YMCA is located in Oswego at 265 W. First St. located at.
Those looking for last minute gifts, head to the Oswego American Legion for a craft show! Multiple vendors will be set up offering a wide variety of unique, giftable items. The event took place on Saturday, December 17th at 69 W. Bridge St. in Oswego. It will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Oswego American Legion.
Looking for a pet friendly activity? The Oswego County Humane Society presents Home for the Holidays, featuring adoptable animals, craft and vendor tables, a silent auction, snacks, hot cocoa, and Santa and pet and family photos. There will be an online pet photo contest leading up to the event. Online and live auctions will be available. Home for the Holidays is located at 132 W. Fifth St. in Oswego on Sunday, December 18 from 10:00 to 16:00. It will be held at Oswego Elks Lodge, located at Auction items can be viewed by visiting https://www.32auctions.com/OCHSh4h?fbclid=IwAR3KiXqoaKNeOnVLC4I-20lMifbtT8ZeHZCRdECQzNtrSeyQL1mwnzPZP2I.
Join Fort Ontario at noon on Saturday, December 17th for National Day of Wreaths Across the Americas! The castle will remember the fallen, honor those who still serve, and educate the next generation in the value of freedom. A ceremony will be held inside the old stone castle in front of the Soldier’s Barracks, and then a wreath will be laid at the Post Cemetery. Speakers include Mayor of Oswego Billy Barlow, Commissioned Officer 1 Walker Spradlin, 3 – 10 General Support Aviation Brigade at Fort Drum and UH60 medivac pilot, Fort Ontario Historic Site Assistant Danielle Funiciello, and Wreaths Across America Location Coordinator Corey S. King. . This is the fifth year the cemetery has participated in National Day of Wreaths Across America. 1 E. Fourth St. in Fort Ontario, Oswego. located at.
Come to Curtis Manor for Jingle Bell Rock, dinner, dance and show on Sunday, December 18th! Michael Paul Callahan will direct the ’60s Christmas set and ’70s concert set as Elvis. Long Time Coming will also perform and bring classic rock music to the show. The event will run from 5 pm to 9:30 pm and tickets can be purchased online for dinner and a show or show only. Visit https://atimeforlegends.ticketleap.com/jinglebellrock/details for tickets and more information. 10 Mark Fitzgibbons Dr. at Curtis Manor, Oswego. located at.
New to Oswego, the Polar Express Train will stop all over the city on Sunday, December 18th! Kids will be able to watch Santa and the elves make their way through the train. The train will make several stops for 20 minutes each, and each child will be given a candy cane to enjoy. Visit the Oswego City-County Youth Office Facebook page to view more information and routes.
For more information about events in Oswego County, go to the Oswego County Tourism website at http://visitoswegocounty.com and click on “Event Calendar”.
SOME CHRISTMAS GALLERY PUBLICATIONS – Oswego County is the place to go to celebrate the holiday season! Get in the spirit by enjoying a variety of family-friendly activities. Pictured is the “Elf” production that took place at the CNY Community Arts Center last year. Kids Onstage will present the “Jingle Bells Jury Christmas Play” this year at the Center located at 121 Cayuga St., Fulton. Pictured from left are Tatum Taylor, Kai Delk (standing), Derek Potocki, and Will Balles. Tatum Taylor will return as the Christmas tree angel in this year’s production.
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