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Friday, December 1, 2017

Free Curbside Leaf Collection

Free Curbside Leaf Collection Runs Oct. 16 through Dec. 8

Curbside leaf collection, a service provided free to Oswego residents, begins Monday, Oct. 16 and continues through Friday, Dec. 4, throughout the Village of Oswego.

Leaves will be picked up three times in each of the three zones throughout the Village.

Zone A includes all properties that are west of the Fox River, plus the Hunt Club subdivision, and all properties that are both east of Fox Bend Golf Course and south of Route 34. Leaves in Zone A will be collected the weeks of Oct. 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 20.

Zone B includes all properties south of Wolf Road; all properties that are south of Route 34, east of the Fox River, and west of Route 71 (downtown Oswego); and all properties south of Route 71 excluding Hunt Club. Leaves in Zone B will be collected the weeks of Oct. 16, Nov. 6, and Nov. 27.

Zone C includes all properties that are both east of the Fox River and northwest of Route 34. Leaves in Zone C will be collected the weeks of Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4.

Place leaves in piles in the grass on the parkway near the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your specified week for collection. Leaves not places in the parkway by 7 a.m. Monday will be picked up on the following scheduled collection week for your zone. 

For more information on proper leaf disposal, including a map of your zone, visit the Leaf Collection page. 

Christmas Walk

‘Tis the season to celebrate the best of the holidays in Oswego at the annual Christmas Walk. Bundle up for the free Toyland Train rides, ice skating rink and Sledding Hill (giant slide). Stroll downtown amongst the carolers and characters while enjoying ice carving demonstrations, sumptuous food vendors, and kids’ crafts and games.

On Friday, December 1, join the Village President and special guests for a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall. The Silent Illuminated Fire Truck Parade will begin at 7:30 pm and make its way down Main Street in downtown Oswego. And don’t miss a visit from Santa on Friday from 5:30pm to 8pm at The Garden Faire.

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Businesses and organizations interested in sponsoring or participating in the Christmas Walk can find more information and applications on the Village of Oswego's Christmas Walk page. The deadline to participate is Nov. 1.

Christmas Walk, presented by Jewel-Osco

Come home for the holidays this December in downtown Oswego!

The 2017 Oswego Christmas Walk, presented by Jewel-Osco, returns to downtown Oswego on Friday, Dec. 1. This beloved community event offers tons of free family fun and showcases the fabulous, festive offerings of unique downtown Oswego shops for residents looking to shop local as they cross items off their holiday gift-giving lists.

The event runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., and kicks off this year with a return to tradition: the annual tree-lighting ceremony, once again on the same evening as the Christmas Walk. The Village’s tree will be lit with a theatrical ceremony starting at 5:30 p.m. in front of Village Hall, officiated by Village President Gail Johnson and The Grinch.

All along Main Street, from 5 to 9 p.m., join in on tons of free activities for the young and young-at-heart, including  crafts and games to the faux ice skating rink, ice sculpture demonstrations, holiday-themed improv comedy, and strolling carolers. Get your photo taken on Santa’s lap at The Garden Faire beginning at 5:30p.m.,take a ride on the Toyland Train, meet a real reindeer, drop off your letters to the North Pole, and take a slide down the giant inflatable sled hill.

When little fingers and noses get chill, warm up inside Village Hall, with Christmas stories told by the real fireplace, a hot chocolate fundraiser for the Oswego Senior Center and live music around the piano from Fox River Academy of Music and Art. Then go for a Belgian draft horse-pulled wagon ride along Parkers Mill.

At 7:30 p.m., make way along the crowded and festive Main Street for the Silent Illuminated Fire Truck Parade, featuring Anna and Elsa and other holiday celebrities.

As always, Oswego’s holiday festivities continue into the next morning, with the annual Breakfast with Santa, brought to you by the Oswego Rotary Club, the Oswego Family YMCA, and Allied First Bank on Saturday, Dec. 2. Get another opportunity to meet Santa, over pancakes and other tasty breakfast offerings.

The Cookie Walk tradition, hosted by downtown Oswego businesses, also returns Saturday morning for a uniquely Oswego experience – remember to buy your tins ahead of the event for just $10 at participating shops all along Main Street.

Thank you to our sponsors: Jewel-Osco, Allied First Bank, Ron Westphal Chevrolet, Temple Display, Kane McKenna, Alarm Detection Systems, GA Blocker, Metronet, Old Second Bank, State Sen. Linda Holmes and State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, Metropolitan Industries, Hennessy's River View Ford, Meade, Frost Electric, HR Green, S&K Excavating and Trucking, Portillo's, Ancel Glink, Fox Matro Water Reclamation, State Rep. Mark Batinick, Clarke, KR&G Excavating, Meijer, 1st Place Rental, Imagination Print and Design, Herc Rentals, Groot, Lakeshore Recycling Systems, Home Depot, Target, and the Kendall County Record!

 For more information on the Christmas Walk, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, visit

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