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On an unseasonably warm night last Friday crowds of visitors from Oswego and other communities headed to the village's Main Street to enjoy the annual Christmas Walk celebration and tree lighting ceremony at the Village Hall.
The night started with a performance at Village Hall, as Village President Gail Johnson and Village Administrator Daniel Di Santo rhymed their way to lighting Oswego's Christmas tree, while trying to thwart the Grinch, who stole the gifts for the village and the key that lit the tree. However, Johnson, Di Santo, and young volunteers and choir members from Bednarcik and Thompson Junior High Schools led the crowd in singing Christmas songs until the Grinch returned the gifts and helped Johnson to light the tree.
Across the Fox River, hundreds of residents mingled on Main Street, visiting the open businesses to take part in Christmas shopping, as well as checking out attractions like performances from local music groups at the public library, and an ice sculptor by Dairy Hut.
"It is looking great, we have had phenomenal response from sponsors this year...we're quite excited," Johnson said.