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Christmas 2020

COVID-19 has created many challenges for Businesses, Organizations, and Citizens alike. 

The members of DOIT have decided Christmas MUST GO ON!

We have accepted the challenge to keep the Christmas Spirit alive and well using the theme Our Hometown This Christmas and the events listed below.

Thank you for visiting our webpage and keeping the Spirit of Christmas alive and well!

Hometown Christmas Registration Form

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS 2020

COVID 19 has created many challenges this year, but the members of D.O.I.T. have accepted the challenge to keep Christmas ALIVE! We intend to create a walking environment for families to take a stroll through Shippensburg either on foot or by car. The theme will take us back to

A HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS

Your involvement is still very much needed. Instead of organizations creating floats or individuals creating costumes for a parade, we are asking for your participation by creating a decoration to display downtown. It can be anything from a stand alone creation or adopting a store front business to display your creations. There will be larger areas available if we have overflow. All decorations should be in place before the Virtual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on November 28th. D.O.I.T. will be judging your creations just as we have in the past at the parades. Please complete the following form and return to DO.I.T. so that we can meet the needs for your display in a timely manner.

Let’s Go SHIPPENSBURG – Show your Holiday Spirit!

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Thank you for your registration.

Virtual Tree Lighting Ce​remony

Join us VIRTUALLY for the official tree lighting ceremony to start the Christmas celebration in 2020.

We will be broadcasting the ceremony via Facebook Live.

The ceremony will take place Saturday November 28, 2020 at 7pm.

Virtual Storytime with Santa

Join Santa Claus via Facebook Live as he reads some Christmas favorites:

- Satu​rday November 28, 2020 at 8pm - How to Catch an Elf by Adam Wallace

- Saturday December 5, 2020 at 10am - Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

- Saturday December 12, 2020 at 10am - How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss

- Saturday December 19, 2020 at 10am - The Night Before Christmas by Clement C Moore

These events are listed on our Facebook page.

Zoom with Santa Claus

Get the Santa Claus visit virtually this Christmas season. We will be scheduling 5 minute Zoom sessions with Santa Claus. 

To register please click here to reserve your time slot. 

We currently are only offering one date of December 5th from 11am to 1pm however this will be evaluated should this date fill.

Instructions to register:

- click link to be taken to our registration site

- click book an appointment

- select Zoom with Santa

- scroll calendar to December

- choose available time listed

- fill out the information requested using the Parent's name and in the Appointment notes please list the child or children's names for those attending the Zoom session

- click book appointment

- you will receive a confirmation email after scheduling and within 1 to 2 weeks before the event another email with Zoom details