2020 Oswego Christmas Walk Week

Saturday, Dec. 5 - Saturday Dec. 12
Keeping spirits bright!
Presented by Allied First Bank

All of the cheer, but different this year!

A full week of socially distanced festivities

This year’s Oswego Christmas Walk, an annual downtown tradition, has been reimagined as 2020 Christmas Walk Week: Keeping Spirits Bright!


The Village of Oswego, Oswego Downtown Association, and presenting sponsor Allied First Bank will be keeping spirits bright and supporting our downtown Oswego businesses with drive-through, socially distanced, and online events, beginning with the online premier of the Tree Lighting Ceremony and the in-person Cookie Walk on Saturday, Dec. 5, and culminating with the Christmas Drive on Saturday, Dec. 12.


In between, look forward to illuminated holiday care-avans throughout Oswego’s neighborhoods and downtown business features, with sneak peaks into the unique finds available at our downtown businesses – perfect for all your holiday gifting needs!


On Saturday, Dec. 12, join us for the Christmas Drive-Through Celebration, featuring music, illuminated holiday displays, and appearances from some very special holiday guests at the site of the future Oswego Entertainment Venue, on Station Drive in Oswego.

Please Note: The Main Street event originally scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4, and the Silent Light Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, are canceled in accordance with Phase 4 Tier 3 restrictions. 

Schedule of Events

Cookie Walk

Cookie Walk

Saturday, Dec. 5 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Buy a tin and collect a cookie from each participating downtown business. Tins are available from participating businesses while supplies last.

Tree-Lighting Ceremony Premiere

Tree-Lighting Ceremony Premiere

Saturday, Dec. 5 | 5 p.m. | Watch Village President Parlier save Christmas from the Grinch in the premiere of our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Check it out live on our GoOswego Facebook page.

Shop Downtown Oswego

Shop Downtown Oswego

All week long | Check out promotions and unique finds from our downtown shops!

Holiday Care-avans

Holiday Care-avans

Tuesday, Dec. 8 & Thursday, Dec. 10 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Coming to your neighborhood! Visit the Care-avan Routes page for exact route information and follow @GoOswego on Facebook for live route updates.

Christmas Drive-Through Celebration

Christmas Drive-Through Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 12 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Music, displays, and special guest appearances! Join the Village of Oswego for a drive-through celebration at the future Oswego Entertainment Venue on Station Drive. The drive through takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Arrive anytime.


Host a display!

Showcase your business or nonprofit organization with an illuminated display at the Christmas Drive-Through Celebration. 

Thank you to our sponsors!

Want to join them in giving back to the Oswego community this holiday season? 

Allied First Bank


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