(WSYR-TV) – As we get closer to Christmas, many people are beginning to get into the holiday spirit.

Maybe you’re baking more, or decorating your house, or maybe you’re searching for events that will get you into the merry spirit, We’ve got you covered!

Christmas tree lightings around CNY

Baldwinsville Tree Lighting and Parade of Lights: Saturday, November 26 at 5:30 p.m.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Smokey Hollow Plaza, Santa will arrive followed by the tree lighting.

After the party, locals can gather at the Baldwinsville library where they can meet Santa and listen to live music provided by the Baldwinsville Community Band.

City of Oswego Tree Lighting: Friday, November 25, at 6 p.m.

The City of Oswego Mayor of Billy Barlow announced that the annual tree lighting celebration will be held at the Don Hill Civic Plaza and will be holding different activities.

The Christmas tree lighting will be 6 p.m. and fireworks will be at the Oswego River at 6:05 p.m.

Here are the following activities listed for the event:

  • Horse carriage rides through downtown
  • Live ice sculpture carving demonstration
  • Meet with Santa
  • Train rides for kids

Live entertainment:

  • Creation Dance Studio
  • Oswego Homeschool Association Children’s Choir
  • Magician Chris Wiehl

Clinton Square Tree Lighting: Friday, November 25, at 6 p.m.

Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the “Home for the Holidays” Tree Lighting celebration that will take place at Clinton Square.

During the event, the annual tree lighting will take place along with festivities that have yet to be announced.

The Clinton Square Ice Rink will be open along with the Sunnycrest Ice Rink.

Clinton Square Ice Rink

Hours (weather permitting): 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The rink will close during the ceremony but will reopen after and will remain open until 9:30 p.m.

General admission fee: $5.00

Children 12 and younger and seniors 55 and older: $3.00

Skate rentals: $5.00

Sunnycrest Ice Skating

Hours: 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. to 10 p.m.

General admission fee: $5.00

Children 12 and younger and seniors 55 and older: $3.00

Skate rentals: $5.00

Fulton Tree Lighting: December 3, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. in Veterans Park and will be followed by fireworks.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30-4:45 pm: Off Broadway Dance Studio performance on S. First St
  • 5:00 – 5:15 pm: Belle Royale Dance performance on stage
  • 5:30-5:35 pm: Salvation Army Timbrel Brigade on stage
  • 5:45-6:00 pm: caroling around the tree by Fulton City School District students
  • 6:00 pm: Tree-lighting
  • 6:05 pm: fireworks over the river behind Veterans Park

There will be plenty of food and hot cocoa to go around!

The All Saints Episcopal Church will also be offering a pork dinner with all the trimmings for $12 from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Manlius Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade: Sunday, December 4th, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The tree lighting will be at the Manlius Village Centre and will host numerous holiday activities.

The event will go as follows:

  • 4:30 pm: Wellwood Choir Performance
  • 4:45 pm: Storytime with Ms. Karen and Crew
  • 5:30 pm: Second Annual Holiday Parade of Lights

Aside from these events, there will be games, crafts, and plenty of treats to go around!

According to manliusvillage.org, the Parade will begin at 5:30 pm from the parking lot at 6 Stickley Dr.  It will travel down 92 and turn onto Arkie Albanese.  The vehicles will make a loop around the back parking lot at the Village Center, before returning to 92 and heading back to Stickley Dr.

Marriott Syracuse Downtown Tree Lighting: Friday, November 25 at 4 p.m.

The 6th annual tree lighting at the Marriott in Downtown Syracuse will be hosting its tree lighting ceremony, shortly before the Clinton Square tree lighting.

This event is always a must-see before heading over to Clinton Square.

Admission to the event is free.

The event includes:

  • Cookies
  • Hot cocoa
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides
  • Carolers
  • Syracuse Ballet
  • Photos with Santa

Rome Tree Lighting: November 23, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The tree lighting will be at Veteran’s Park on 200 N. James St.

After the tree-lighting ceremony, there will be fireworks.

According to romenewyork.com, there will be a Trinkaus Village Display, food trucks, music from Scott Rutledge, and appearances from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Watertown Tree Lighting: December 2, at 6 p.m.

The City of Watertown will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Lighting in front of City Hall.

After the tree-lighting ceremony, there will be a parade. The theme of the parade is “Christmas is Garland City”.

The parade will be along Washington St. from Winslow St. Viewers can watch the event from both sides of Washington St. and along the route.

If you have any other tree-lighting ceremonies, let us know!