2020 Jollification Overview

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Each year since our founding, Christmas in Crestwood volunteers strive to provide opportunities for children, families, and adults to join the fun and enjoy our community while discovering Crestwood businesses and all our community has to offer. From chances to see Crestwood’s favorite Santa to car shows to unique holiday decorations, fun contests, and fireworks, there is something for all ages to enjoy.

This year, with Covid-19 uncertainties in mind and a new word in our vocabulary: Jollification (a lively celebration with others; merrymaking), Christmas in Crestwood volunteers (known as the Jollification Committee or Jollification Specialists) are working harder than Santa’s elves to provide a safe and lively celebration for the 2020 holiday season. We have come up with some great ways to join the fun and enjoy our community yet still appropriately social distance. Santa’s helpers are getting things warmed up on Crestwood’s birthday with contests and you can catch Santa cruising around town on December 5th.

Crestwood was established as a Village on November 12, 1947. In recognition of this birthday, Christmas in Crestwood year-end festivities will start on November 12, 2020, and continue through December 31, 2020. We are proud of our city’s heritage and are already planning a jollification for our 75th birthday in 2022.

Let’s Light Up Crestwood with Color and Cheer: While we are not having organized decorating contests this year, we encourage everyone — businesses and residents — to decorate and light up Crestwood with joy and friendship this holiday season.

Kids and Students

Student Essay Contest “My Favorite Holiday Tradition/Experience”

Click here (or follow the link in the right-hand navigation) for details about the essay contest and how to submit entries. Contest open to children in grades K-12 who live in Crestwood, are relatives of those who work, live, or worship in Crestwood, or who attend Lindbergh Schools or any school in Crestwood. The contest gives students an opportunity to win prizes from Crestwood Bowl, Victory Raceway, Applebee’s, Culver’s, and Imo’s!


Shop Crestwood for the Holidays!

Shop in Crestwood and save your receipts for an opportunity to win a (minimum) $1,000 Crestwood Shopping Spree!

The Basics: Between November 12th and December 31st, for every $200 spent in Crestwood at any single business or combination of businesses, participants will earn one entry into the prize drawing (limit ten entries per single receipt).

Bonus: Purchases made at any business sponsoring this year’s jollification earn double the receipt values. Look for the sponsor identification sign in the window! Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Click here (or follow the link in the right-hand navigation) for more details.

Christmas in Crestwood Radio

Back by popular demand, the St. Louis Classic Rock Preservation Society will once again host holiday music from midnight November 30th through midnight December 31st. You can listen to the internet radio station by visiting www.stlouisclassicrock.com.

Music selections are made by Crestwood businesses, City leaders, and churches. Tune in online for the best holiday music on the planet — around-the-clock and commercial-free!


Where’s Santa? Photographic Scavenger Hunt

Everyone knows Crestwood has the best Santa and this season he is helping us with a special family activity open to all ages and a fun way for friends and family to experience Crestwood!

The Basics: Each Thursday starting on November 12th as well as December 5th, we will publish Clue Photos depicting Santa visiting various locations within Crestwood. Your task will be for you and/or your team to recreate the photo and submit it for entry into a prize drawing. There is a special award for creativity, too!

Click here (or follow the link in the right-hand navigation) for more details.

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