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 27, 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 6:00 p.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 www.chqw.org or Facebook site www.facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee for information and updates.  

 

When:  November 27, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. 

Where:  Oakwood Resort  (outdoor event…dress for the weather)

                Syracuse, Indiana    

Who:  Free to the Public. 

For more details: 

  Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee  

  Website:  www.CHQW.org 

  Email questions to:  debbie@CHQW.org

Family Film Festival

The Chautauqua Fun Film Festival is this Saturday, August 7, at 10am at the Pickwick Theater in Syracuse.  Attendance is free.  The Festival consists of video clips shot by Syracuse-area residents of fun family times around the lake or home.  Over fifty clips were submitted by area residents showing dogs having fun in the water, kids doing silly things, bouncing and flipping tubes, fireworks, biking and other family fun times.  The videos were collected and submitted over the last 45-days, orchestrated by Chautauqua-Wawasee, and produced into a fast-paced film by Ryan Snider and Matt Wuthrich, recent Wawasee High School graduates.   Following the viewing, awards will be presented in five categories:  Fun with pets, kids’ fun, biking, tubing and a wildcard category.  The public is invited to this one-time community event 10:00am – 10:30am.  We certainly hope to see everyone there!

Movie Night at The Pickwick Theatre

Please upload your short video HERE and visit our Facebook Page for more details!