2012 Oswego Christmas Walk “Home for the Holidays”

December 7-9
Hosted by the Village of Oswego
For more information, call 630-554-3618 or visit www.oswegoil.org

Thank you to the 2012 Christmas Walk Sponsors! Oswego Fire Protection District Oswego Police Department Oswego Public Works Holiday Train ($1000) Oswego Chamber of Commerce Christmas Rose ($1000) Floral Expressions and Gifts Belgian Draft Horse Rides ($550) Castle Bank Holiday Lights ($550) Oswego Community Bank Poinsettia ($500 - $100) Gary Grosskopf, Oswego Township Highway Commissioner HR Green, Inc. Ledger-Sentinel The Marmalade Tree Old Second National Bank Oswegoland Park District Village Grind Coffee & Tea Co.
Thank you to the 2012 Christmas Walk Committee Michele Bergeron, Village of Oswego Tia Brooks, Village of Oswego Lisa Cornelius, Oswego Family YMCA John Cornish, Oswego Fire Protection District Megan Dell’Aringa, Floral Expressions & Gifts Brent Finlay, Oswego Family YMCA Angie Hibben, Oswego Chamber of Commerce Jim Jensen, Oswego Police Department Steve Jones, Village of Oswego Diane Krachtus, The Marmalade Tree Shellee McCullum, Oswego Family YMCA Terri Platt, Floral Expressions & Gifts Dave Sackett, Oswego Fire Protection District Kristie Vest, Oswegoland Park District Cori Veverka, Oswegoland Park District Jerry Weaver, Oswego Public Works Linda Wilson, Rotary Club of Oswego John Zidlicky, The Garden Faire

Visit local restaurants and food vendors along Main Street for a taste of their best fare.
Cherry Red Roasters BBQ & Catering - Pulled Pork, Turkey Sliders, Bavarian Style Pretzels and Cider Dominos Pizza - Monster Pizza Slices and Coke Products Eastern Star/Raven Lodge - Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks at their location Fay’s Kabobs - Nachos with Cheese, Pork Chop Sandwich, Chicken Kabobs, Pork Kabobs, French Fries Genoa Pizza - Pizza Slices, Italian Sausage & Beef, Burgers, Nachos, Shrimp, Funnel Cakes & More Jersey Mike’s Subs - Subs and Dunkin Donuts Coffee & Hot Chocolate Knights of Columbus - Pork Chop Sandwiches Lil’ Sisters Donut Shoppe - Doughnut Holes and Hot Chocolate at their location Oswego American Legion - Marshmallow Roasting, Fish Fry and Hot Chocolate at their location Oswego Inn - Special Event Menu available at their location Page’s Popcorn - Gourmet Popcorn Village Grind Coffee & Tea - Hot Cocoa & Coffee at their location

Taste of Oswego

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Oswego, Oswego Family YMCA Fox River Academy of Music and Art & the Oswego Senior Center Saturday, December 8th - 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Oswego YMCA, 160 E. Washington Street, Oswego This family event includes games, crafts, pictures with Santa, and a pancake and sausage breakfast! The doors open at 8:00 a.m. and breakfast will be served until 11:00 a.m. The cost is $5 per person (2 and under are free). Buy your tickets at any Oswegoland Park District offices, the Oswego Family YMCA, The Garden Faire or at the Oswego Village Hall. For more information about the event, please call the YMCA at 630-551-0797 or the Oswegoland Park District at 630-554-1010. Please help families in our community who are in need... We’ll be collecting coats, hats, mittens and gloves for the Rotary Club of Oswego’s annual Coats for Kendall project.

Breakfast with Santa

Parking for Friday, December 7th (Please note, no trolley or shuttle service will be provided) Parking is available at the Oswego Village Hall, located at the corner of Washington and Route 31 in downtown Oswego & other available lots or on-street parking, where permitted.

Friday, December 7th • 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. @ Downtown Oswego
5:00 p.m. - Corner of Main and Jackson Street (near the old Oswego Fire Station #1) Tree lighting ceremony with Village President Brian LeClercq and Village Trustees 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Main Street Taste of Oswego Food Vendors (see page 3 for a list of vendors) Kaptain Karaoke Holiday Music Traughber Junior High Choir will carol along Main Street. Dr. Seuss characters strolling on Main St. - stop them for a photo! Toyland Train rides - train stops on Main St. at Jefferson and at Van Buren sponsored by the Oswego Chamber of Commerce Sledding Hill (giant slide) - Main St. at Jackson Brownie Troop 4973 will host a bake sale to raise funds for Christmas presents for children in the area. Silent Auction/Raffle hosted by the Oswego Chamber at the Raven Lodge. Net proceeds go to the Optimist Needy Family Christmas Project. Also, purchase tickets for Santa’s Snowball Raffle; chances are a $1 each and prizes will be awarded in the amount of $1000, $500 and $250. Ice Carving Demonstration by Chicago Ice Works (6-9 p.m.) Be sure to watch for everyone's favorite yellow sponge! You might spot him mingling in the crowd, handing out candy canes and collecting new toys for Toys for Tots. Or drop off your toys at the Celebrate Differences booth & be entered to win our giveaway, a fabulous staycation! See Frosty come to life as a fabulous flower creation at Floral Expressions and Gifts Visit The Prom Shoppe to see the live fashion show in their front window (5-8 p.m.) The Marmalade Tree is offering a Toulouse Shopping cart filled with gifts & decorated with greenery & ribbons for a Christmas raffle to benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry. It has a value of over $250 and the chances are $5 each or 3 for $10--available at the store. Operation Christmas Cards at Second Born Consignment - Stop by and fill out a Christmas card for a soldier stationed over seas and through out the US, this is available all 3 days of the Christmas walk - Friday until 8 p.m., Sat from 10 - 4, and Sunday from 10-1 Studio 60 on Main will partner with Fox River Academy of Music & Art for "MERRY MUGS". Kids come and decorate a free ceramic mug and listen to live music. Tillers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be handing out seasonal chapsticks Oswego Outlaws 14u Roth will be selling popcorn balls, candy canes, and baked sweets. Oswego Outlaws 14u Beebe will be selling baked goods and water bottles. Oswego Outlaws 16uMH will be selling raffle tickets for 2 Chicago Bulls tickets (3rd row) at $10 per raffle ticket, baked goods, and candy. They are fundraising for the 2013 World Series fund. Visit the Chick-fil-A tent to meet the Cow and participate in the Spinning Wheel and Cow Toss game for prizes. Visit Impact Community Church’s booth to make cards for our troops. Visit Big Life Community Church’s booth for face painting, temporary tattoos and for sale baked treats and chocolate covered bacon. Stop by to see the OHS Choir Boosters and pick up your luminaries from their luminaria fundraiser. Visit The Man Store’s Booth - “We Help Send The American Worker Home Safely"! Pick up your $20.00 Poker Chip to use in store toward in stock Safety, Work-wear or Boots! Stop by to see to the Beery Heating and Cooling booth and learn more about their business. Oswego Public Library Stop in to enjoy a variety of local musicians performing festive favorites for all ages from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Garden Faire A Visit with Santa at the Garden Faire, please bring your cameras to capture that special moment! Old Fire Station #1 Women’s Civic Club Homemade Cookie Sale, Christmas Basket and Game Tower Raffle & hats, gloves & mitten collection KinderCare Learning Center will be making ornaments and will host a raffle for a Polar Express Family Night Gift Basket. VIP Service Dog Foundation will have face painting, selling dog products, and small demonstrations Sing some Christmas Carols with the Wheatland Salem Church Choir and Worship Team, do a fun children craft, and sign up to win a filled Christmas stocking. Come inside and warm up in the Old Firehouse and experience all the fun and festivities. Washington Street Marshmallow roasting, fish fry (4:30-7:30 p.m.), hot chocolate & DJ from 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. at the Oswego American Legion The Church of the Good Shepherd will be hosting a community Chili Supper with hot dogs, desserts and beverages from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Visit the display of over 20 Nativity Sets from all over the world in their sanctuary. Vendors will also be available crafts & ideas for gift giving. Open House at Your Place Realty, Inc. from 5-7 PM, enter to win a holiday basket with gifts and prizes to help support Oswego 308 Cares! Light snacks, cookies, wine and cider will be served to help to make you "merry and bright!" Hudson Crossing Park Belgian Draft Horse Hay Rides - sponsored by Castle Bank Little White School Museum Crafts, treats and music compliments of the Oswegoland Park District 7:00 p.m. - Downtown Illuminated, Silent Fire Truck Parade - Parade Route: Line-up at District 308 Center, to Jackson St., to Monroe St., to Jefferson St., through the 5 corners to Main St., to Van Buren St., return to District 308.

Friday, December 7th
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. - AmericInn Lodge & Suites, 1050 Douglas Road, Oswego Cookies, hot cocoa and complimentary photos with Santa in his sleigh 5:00 - 8 :00 p.m. - Scott Eye Care & Developmental Vision Center, 2075 Weisbrook Drive, Oswego Bring your child to spin our Wheel O Rama for prizes. Any parent bringing a child to our office during the walk will be eligible to enter a drawing for a Grand Prize. Prizes for all the participants! Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, December 8th
8:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Oswego YMCA, 160 E. Washington Street Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Rotary Club of Oswego, Oswego YMCA, Fox River Academy of Music and Art and the Oswego Senior Center. Tickets are $5 each and include breakfast, pictures with Santa, children's games, crafts and a cake walk. Coats for Kendall Drive collection of coats, hats, mittens and scarves. For tickets, call 630-551-0797. 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Masonic Lodge Santa’s Shop-A-Rama - Visit local vendors and crafters and find that perfect holiday gift. Help the Optimist Needy Families Christmas Project and drop off food donations (boxed or canned goods), unwrapped toys, hats and mittens. 9:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Old Fire Station #1 Holiday Country Market - many of your favorite vendors will return from the Oswego Country Market. 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Downtown Oswego Cookie Walk throughout downtown Oswego 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Mason Square, corner of Douglas and Route 34 Santa & Friends Parade at 10:30 a.m. from Mason Square North to Mason Square Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus and see the World’s Tallest Elf & other strolling characters Horse-drawn Trolley rides, Pony Rides and Kiddie Train rides Bednarcik Jr. High Choir and Thompson Jr. High Choirs Walter and Connie Payton Toy Drive at Saavy Fashions & More Ice Carving Demonstration Merchant Scavenger Puzzle with over $3,500 in prizes Bonus Drawing for an iPad Edward Jones Investments will host the Heartland Blood Mobile (8:30 - 2:00 p.m.), those who donate will receive a free pint of Culver’s Frozen Custard 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. - River Heights Veterinary Clinic, 5580 Route 34, Oswego Open House and Pet Pictures with Santa - minimum donation $10.00 - proceeds benefit local humane societies 6:00 p.m. - Oswego Family YMCA, 160 E. Washington Street, Oswego YMCA Holiday Showcase Concert - The Oswego YMCA presents their first annual Holiday Showcase Concert. The concert features holiday music and dance acts from Dance With Flair, the Fox River Academy of Music and Art, and other community organizations and schools. The concert is FREE and open to the public. 7:30 p.m. - Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill) Oswego Playhouse presents “The Crooks Who Stole Christmas” Tickets are $10 for 11 and over and $5 for 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Oswego Village Hall or before each performance.

Sunday, December 9th
9:00 a.m. - Oswego Family YMCA, 160 E. Washington Street, Oswego 4th Annual Jingle Bell Jog, 5K Fun Run and Family Fun 1 Mile Walk (see details on page 6) 2:00 p.m. - Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill) Oswego Playhouse presents “The Crooks Who Stole Christmas” Tickets are $10 for 11 and over and $5 for 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Oswego Village Hall or before each performance. 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill) Village of Oswego Holiday House Walk - tour four beautifully decorated houses throughout Oswego. The day begins at the Oswego Village Hall for a light supper catered by Village Grind and a bused tour of the homes. Tickets are $25 each; proceeds benefit the Kendall County

Saturday, December 8th - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Downtown Oswego
This year, the Cookie Walk tins will be available at The Marmalade Tree, Floral Expressions and Gifts, Village Grind and Second Born Consignment for $6.95 each. A portion of the proceeds from the tin sales will go to the Kendall County Food Pantry. Guests who purchase this year’s Cookie Walk tin can visit participating downtown merchants on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to fill their holiday tins with freshly baked cookies. For more information, please call 630-554-7550.

Cookie Walk

Limited quantities are available, please get your tins early!


"The Crooks Who Stole Christmas"

Fri. Nov. 30, Sat. Dec. 1st , Sat. Dec. 8th at 7:30 p.m. & Sun. Dec. 2nd & Sun. Dec. 9th at 2:00 p.m. All shows take place at the Oswego Village Hall
Crooks try to steal Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. Can Santa stop them in time to save Christmas? Will Tilly the Elf and Rudolph help him outwit the Dastardly Duo? Come help them and enjoy the play with Christmas music and Holiday Treats. Tickets: 10 and under - $5 each; 11-Adults - $10 each For more information, please call 630-554-3618 or email info@oswegoil.org

4th Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K Fun Run
Hosted by the Oswego Family YMCA Sunday, December 9th • 9:00 a.m. (Arrive at the Oswego YMCA at 8:30 a.m.)

Dress-up in holiday attire and join the Oswego Family YMCA for some festive, family fun! Reindeer ears, blinking lights and Santa hats are encouraged! Bells will be handed out to participants, while supplies last. FEE: FREE; T-shirt optional (long sleeved) – $10 per person REGISTRATION: Participants must register by November 26 to receive a race T-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed the morning of the race. We will do our best to honor size requests. Run/Walk will occur rain, snow or shine. Not a timed or awards event. Return completed registration form with check or money order payable to the Oswego Family YMCA, 160 E. Washington St., Oswego. For more information, please call the Oswego Family YMCA at 630-551-0797

100 Parkers Mill Oswego, IL 60543 630-554-3618 www.oswegoil.org

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