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Christmas at Sea Open House & Model Train Village

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to host our annual Christmas at Sea Open House on Sunday, December 8th from 1-4:30 pm. Celebrate the holiday season in Oswego’s Historic Maritime District, located on the West 1st St. Pier.

In addition to enjoying homemade cookies and punch, visitors are encouraged to enjoy new museum exhibits, view maritime themed holiday trees and see the model train village exhibition courtesy of Fred Reagan of the Oswego Valley Railroad Association.

Santa Claus will arrive at 2 pm via US Coast Guard boat and be available till 3:30 pm to hear your child’s Christmas wish. There is plenty to do while waiting for your turn with Santa like making a keepsake from our craft table, hear a festive story and watch the train run through the waterfront village.

This event is free and open to the public. The museum and Treasure Chest Gift Shop are open daily, 1-5 pm for your holiday shopping convenience. For more information call 315-342-0480, visit or




Pictured is a USCG vessel from the USCG Station Oswego delivering Santa to the West Pier at a previous event.