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Holiday History Shoppes at Canal Commons
Friday, 02 December 2022, 12:00 -  7:00

Holday Happenings

  • Holiday Coloring Contest – The Oswego Youth Bureau hosts a coloring contest that has been distributed to local students in grades pre-k through 6th in the Oswego City School District. Entries are due on November 10th and winners will be announced at the Tree Lighting Ceremony.
  • Holiday Open House - November 13th – Noon to 5pm, small business holiday open house- kick off to the holiday shopping season with local businesses inviting patrons to check out holiday specials
  • Holiday History Shoppe Opens - November 26th The City of Oswego Downtown Visitor’s Center at 201 West First Street will be converted to a history shoppe open Thursdays-Saturdays Noon-7pm showing local history "featuring local historical societies and several non-profit organizations"
  • Small Business Saturday on November 26th – Many businesses and restaurants throughout the Oswego community will offer specials and deals on merchandise and store items
  • City of Oswego Tree Lighting & Fireworks Celebration – November 26th – Celebrate outside City Hall from 3:00pm to 6:00pm with fun, festive activities, a visit from Santa, a live stage show, the 6:00pm tree lighting, with fireworks over the Oswego River at 6:05pm
  • Santa Slow Roll - December 2nd & 3rd – The Oswego Youth Bureau along with the Oswego Fire Department will again host the popular Santa Slow Roll as Santa cruises on a fire truck through Oswego neighborhoods. Santa will visit the east side of the city on Friday evening (12/2) and the west side on Saturday evening (12/3). The slow roll begins at dusk. Monitor the “Mayor Billy Barlow” Facebook page for the route the morning of the event.
  • Late Night Shopping - December 16th - Participating Oswego small businesses will be open until 11:00pm to accommodate late night shoppers.
  • Santa Polar Express - December 18th – The Oswego Youth Bureau will host Santa's Polar Express Train. Similar to the Santa Slow Roll, Santa will travel the polar express throughout the city during the day with a start time 3pm. 
  • Home for the Holidays Raffle -Shop at participating downtown small businesses between December 3rd and December 11th and you will automatically enter a raffle for a giant gift basket of local business goodies and gift certificates!
Location : W. First and Bridge St., Canal Commons, Oswego, NY