Get your Santa hat ready and your jingle bells because this weekend in Oneonta promises to be filled with plenty of holiday cheer thanks to Destination Oneonta.  The schedule this year has changed from years past so pay attention and get ready to enjoy a weekend of free, fun, family activities. See the schedule below...

December 7th:
Gingerbread Contest Drop Off - 12pm-3pm at the Foothills Atrium.  The theme this year is "Holiday movies". CLICK HERE for the Gingerbread Contest registration form.

Home for the Holidays Parade - Line Up Elm St. at 3pm with the parade stepping off at 4pm. WZOZ's Leslie Ann will be the parade emcee.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony - 5:30pm-8pm on Oneonta Main Street. Main events will take place in Muller Plaza.  Tree lights up at 6pm. Enjoy musical performances by Orpheus Theater, The Sweet Adelines, a sing-a-long with Anna and Elsa from "Frozen", Krystal Lee "The Country Sweetheart", and an acapella group from Hartwick College. Oneonta's Main Street will be closed off starting at 2pm.  There will be free horse-drawn wagon rides during the tree lighting event. And of course Santa will visit with children in his cottage in the plaza. There will also be a collection box for "Toys for Joy", a holiday drive that will benefit local families.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to participate. And also, Theresa's Emporium on Main St. is accepting letters from children to Santa, many of which will be featured on Saturday mornings, read by Santa himself, on WZOZ 103.1fm.

Festival of Trees - 3pm-7pm at Foothills Production Room.  There are about 30 decorated trees to enjoy.  Revelers will also get an opportunity to purchase an opportunity to win a tree. The drawing will be held on Sunday at 3:30pm.

Holiday Cookie Swap - Stop in at the Foothills Production Center building from 3pm-7pm.  This is also where the Festival of Trees is taking place. To participate in the Cookie Swap: bring along at least 4 bags (with at least 6 cookies in each bag) to exchange. Please label the bags with name of cookie, ingredients (for allergy purposes) and feel free to include your name.  You get to pick out 4 bags of someone else's to enjoy.

December 8th:
Gingerbread Jubilee - 1pm-4pm.  View all the amazing Gingerbread Contest creations. Plus there will be some free activities for kids.  This event is in the Foothills Atrium.

Festival of Trees - 1pm – 4pm in the  Foothills Production Room - Raffle Drawing at 3:30pm for tree winners.

Holiday Cookie Swap - Stop in at the Foothills Production Center building from 1pm-4pm. This is also where the Festival of Trees is taking place. To participate in the Cookie Swap: bring along at least 4 bags (with at least 6 cookies in each bag) to exchange. Please label the bags with name of cookie, ingredients (for allergy purposes) and feel free to include your name. You get to pick out 4 bags of someone else's to enjoy.