It's time for the Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration
Looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity? Chautauqua’s Old Fashioned Christmas is the answer. After Thanksgiving’s turkey stupor, on Saturday, November 25, come to Oakwood Resort in Syracuse. Yes, Santa will be there with his reindeer, and yes, you can pet them! Enjoy the Live Nativity and Sleigh Rides …and, of course, the Big Tree Lighting. The popular reading of the Christmas story from the Bible at the historic Oakwood Chapel is planned. New this year is a photo booth for family Christmas pictures, using your phone camera. Be on the lookout for characters who are roaming around: Frosty, the Grinch, Rudolph, Buddy-the-Elf, Toy Soldier, and Gingerbread Man. The event will be held outdoors on the grounds of Oakwood Resort. The festivities start with music near the Oakwood Inn at 6:00p.m. Music and carols will be sung around the 60 foot Christmas tree which will be lit at 6:15. Then you and your family may stroll up the lighted path to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Take pictures with roaming characters! Listen to an elf read “Twas the Night Before Christmas”. Two barbershop quartets will be strolling around singing carols, along with two other music groups. Get warmed up with some hot chocolate and munch on a cookie. Don’t forget to pick up some Deer food to take home for Santa’s reindeer. Stroll up to the historic Oakwood chapel to hear the Christmas story read from the Bible. On your way to the Chapel, stop to see the live nativity. 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 website for further details.