Old fashioned christmas

Second Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Chautauqua-Wawasee, along with the Syracuse Parks Department and Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, plan the 2nd annual Old Fashioned Christmas at Oakwood Resort for November 28, from 6:00 to 8:00. The celebration 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 at 6:00 around the tree near the Oakwood Inn.  Wawasee High School choir and bands are slated to be on hand.  At 6:15 the countdown to lighting 7000 lights on Oakwood’s magnificent 70-foot tree begins. After the lighting, Oakwood’s Christmas magic begins with activities sure to get grandma, grandpa, moms, dads, and children of all ages in the Christmas spirit like olden days. Starting at the Oakwood Inn, stroll up the lighted path to see Santa and Mrs. Claus to hear Christmas wishes while taking precautions to keep Santa and children safe from covid-19. Take pictures with the kids! Listen to an elf read the Night Before Christmas. Stop along the path to listen to the old fashion barbershop quartet sing carols. Warm by a yuletide log and sip some hot chocolate while munching on a cookie. Watch out for the Grinch!  Other characters will be roaming the grounds and available for pictures too. Follow the path up past the Live Nativity to the historic Oakwood chapel to hear the Bible’s Christmas story read; social distancing is set to keep everyone safe. And you’ll want to relax and enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride around the park.  Stop by the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce’s booth to pick up a child’s craft to take home. These are just some of the many fun activities at the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration. Hope for a bit of snow, and dress warmly, and wear a scarf and face mask to protect yourself and others. Stop in the Oakwood Coffee and Creamery or The Pier and Back Porch restaurant as both will be offering specials to guests of the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration. The Syracuse Chamber of Commerce suggests that you come out early to shop small business Saturday in Syracuse from 10 am to 6 pm! A prize patrol will be out and about from 11 am to 1 pm checking in to see who is shopping! You could be a winner if we catch you shopping in Syracuse! Special thanks to our prize sponsor Mohawk Pier & Lift! Stay in touch by visiting our Facebook Page for information and updates.

When: November 28, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Where: Oakwood Resort Inn (outdoor event…dress for the weather)
Syracuse, Indiana
Who: Free to the Public. No registration needed.
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee
Website: www.CHQW.org
Email questions to-   debbie@CHQW.org

Purdue Glee Club Concert Cancelled

We are sad to announce that the October 23rd concert, featuring The Purdue Varsity Glee Club, has been cancelled.  Purdue has decided to cancel all concerts for the rest of 2020.  We hope to see them back in 2021, however as of this moment, we do not have any word on a date. Stay tuned for more information.

Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Patriotic Pops Concert has been canceled due to Covid-19

It is with great sadness that we announce that the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Patriotic Pops concert, has been cancelled for 2020, due to the pandemic.

We look forward to this amazing event in the future.

Oakwood Fine Arts Festival – June 12, 2021

 

Chautauqua-Wawasee is holding the 7th annual Oakwood Fine Arts Festival June 12 in the park of Oakwood Resort in Syracuse, Indiana.  This Festival brings together 30 local and regional artists from around the northern Indiana area.

The outdoor setting provides a family-friendly environment.  Food vendors are onsite for snacks and lunch, with outside seating available.  Also, The Pier and Back Porch, a lovely on-site restaurant, offers a full menu with both indoor and outdoor lakefront dining.  Attendance is free, and ample parking is available.  Like every year, the Oakwood Fine Arts Festival is sure to be an event to remember.

We can’t wait to see you there!

What:  Oakwood Fine Art Festival

When:  June 12, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where:  Oakwood Resort, Syracuse, Indiana

Tickets: Free