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November 21, 2008

Celebrate 'A Country Christmas' this Weekend in Hannibal

HANNIBAL - The village of Hannibal kicks off the 2008 holiday season with two days of festivities this weekend. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23, bring the whole family to celebrate 'A Country Christmas' in Hannibal.

All weekend, visit local merchants and enter raffles to win one of four door prizes. The drawings take place during the tree lighting ceremony on Sunday evening. The Hannibal Free Library on Oswego Street will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 12 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Stop by to bid on a decorated tree or a wreath in the silent auction. The library also provides children with craft time so they can make Christmas gifts.

On Saturday, bring the kids to Breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m. at the Hannibal Volunteer Fire Department on Oswego Street. Admission is $6.50 for adults, $3 for children and free for those age 5 and younger.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., browse the craft show and enjoy lunch in the Hannibal Methodist Church on the corner of Church and West Streets.

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church on Cayuga Street hosts a chicken and biscuit dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults and $3.50 for children.

On Sunday, Travis Floral welcomes Santa Claus from 1 to 4 p.m. when children can have their picture taken with the head elf!

The Boy Scouts will provide luminaries around the village square where the Port Byron Brass performs during the children's holiday parade on Sunday. As the grand finale of the weekend, residents and visitors will gather for the lighting of the Christmas tree at 4:45 p.m.

For more information about upcoming holiday events in Oswego County, call the Oswego County Promotion and Tourism Office at 1-800-596-3200 ext. 8322 or visit www.visitoswegocounty.com.

All Oswego County offices, including the solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28 for Thanksgiving.

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