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2021 Old Fashioned Christmas

Our 2021 Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration was a HUGE success!

Thank you to all who volunteered, donated, and attended!  Because of YOU, this evening was magical!

Please enjoy this slideshow and we hope to see each and every one of you next year.

 

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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

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 27, 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

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