SYRACUSE — For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Chautauqua-Wawasee plans to celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas at Oakwood Resort in Syracuse from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. The celebration, rain or snow, is open to the public, free of charge, no registration is required.
The event will be held outdoors on the grounds of Oakwood Resort, with activities starting with music by a brass ensemble in the gazebo near the Oakwood Inn. At 6:30 p.m. the 50-foot Christmas tree in front of the hotel will be lit and attendees are invited to sing carols around the lighted tree.
Then you and your family may stroll up the lighted path to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Take pictures with the kids. Listen to an elf read “The Night Before Christmas.” Stop along the path to listen to two different barbershop quartets sing carols.
Get warmed up with some hot chocolate and munch on a cookie. Watch out for the Grinch! Other characters will be roaming the grounds and available for pictures too. Stroll up to the historic Oakwood chapel to hear the reading of the Christmas story. Be sure to visit the live Nativity on your way to the chapel. And you’ll want to relax and enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride around the park.
These are just some of the many fun activities at the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration. Hope for a bit of snow, but if severe weather occurs, check the Chautauqua-Wawasee Facebook site, www.facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee for information and updates.
And since this is Small Business Saturday, be sure to get ahead on the Christmas shopping, by visiting Syracuse retailers and restaurants.
For more details visit www.CHQW.org; send an email to [email protected]; or call (574) 529-0684.