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November 18, 2016

City of Oswego Holiday Tree Lighting Nov. 26 -

Day-Long Event Expands to Include New Activities for the Entire Family

Oswego - The City of Oswego will be full of holiday cheer Saturday, Nov. 26 at the annual tree lighting event coordinated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and hosted by Mayor William Barlow Jr.

A full day of fun family activities is scheduled, including pictures with Santa and new activities such as an outdoor skating surface. The event kicks off with the annual Holiday Expo at 9 a.m. in the YMCA Armory with more than 40 vendors, children's activities, food and holiday music. At 12 p.m., part of Civic Plaza will be transformed into an ice skating surface to allow people of all ages the opportunity to have some fun outside. Skates will be available for use on what is being described as a "large interactive decoration" in the plaza.

At 2 p.m., the children's parade, led by Santa himself, will make its way down West Second Street to City Hall where Santa will have his picture taken with children from 2:30 to 5 p.m. A full slate of activities will kick off at Civic Plaza at 4:45 p.m. with the tree lighting at 6 p.m. Performances and skating will be held throughout the evening, ending at 10 p.m.

Schedule of activities Nov. 26:

Main Stage at Civic Plaza:

Performances scheduled as follows:

For more information about the tree lighting event, contact Jennifer Losurdo at the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, phone 315-349-3451, or email at jlosurdo@oswegocounty.com.

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