Secret Santa Drawing

Chautauqua-Wawasee thought it might be fun to have a Secret Santa Drawing!

We can’t give you too many details, or we’d spoil the surprise, but we hope you’ll visit our Facebook Page for details.

Our “Secret Santa” was VERY generous this year!

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

Fall Cruise – Lake Wawasee – “Did You Know?”

Chautauqua-Wawasee has asked local historian Ann Garceau of the Syracuse-Wawasee Historical Museum, and Erin Lomax of the Smithsonian Institute to share their knowledge of “What’s in the Depths of Lake Wawasee?”

Based on their research, they will surprise, entertain and delight with stories about cars, boats, coins, and other relics known to have been lost, found or submerged in the waters of Indiana’s largest natural lake.

To ensure the safety of all, face masks are required and social distancing is expected.  This event will sell-out so buy your tickets early to avoid disappointment.

What:  2-hour Lake Wawasee Cruise

When:  October 10, 1:00 – 3:00 pm; boarding begins at 12:30

Where:  The Frog Tavern, Syracuse, Indiana

Tickets: $25 here

 

Enhanced Fitness Class for Seniors Class – Cancelled

Chautauqua’s event for July 30 with the Parkview YMCA has been canceled due to Covid-19 concerns.  Parkview is offering this class on a regular schedule, as a virtual event, so visit their website for details.

Oakwood Old Fashioned Christmas | November 28th 6pm-8pm

Chautauqua Wawasee is pleased announce the second annual Oakwood Old Fashioned Christmas.  This is the time that Oakwood comes alive for the Christmas Holidays.   Come and Join us!!

The beautiful Christmas Tree, in the front of the Oakwood Inn, will light up in all of it’s splendor at 6:20pm.  Last year’s most popular was either Santa Claus or the Christmas Story read from the Bible in the Chapel, or possibly the live nativity or pictures with the Elf, Grinch, Frosty or Reindeer characters?  Everything from last  year is back and more.  More fire pits for warm!  More hot chocolate.  Hot coffee.  Listen to Strolling Quartets singing Christmas songs. Be sure to catch a Sleigh Ride around Oakwood!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Location:  Oakwood Inn  702 E. Lake View Road, Syracuse, IN 46567

Date:  November 28th, 2020

Time:   6pm-8pm

Open to Public   — No Charge

Food and Stay available at the Oakwood Inn & Restaurant & Bar  574-457-7100