2021 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 Santa in Crestwood and car shows to unique holiday decorations, fun contests, and fireworks, there is something for all ages to enjoy.

This year, as the community continues to recover from COVID shutdowns and restrictions, we recognize that everyone needs to return at their own pace. The Jollification Committee determined that this year’s celebration continue the events and activities which received fanfare and support from all over the community.

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, 2021, and continue through December 31, 2021.

But keep an eye on Santa... he just may be popping up a few places this summer, too.

We are proud of our city’s heritage and will be contributing our jollification expertise as Crestwood plans its 75th birthday celebration in 2022.


Let’s Light Up Crestwood with Color and Cheer: We are not having organized decorating contests this year, but 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 (theme announcement coming soon)

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 business sponsors.



Community

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!



Family

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 Friday starting on November 12th as well as December 4th, 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.



December 4th Santa is Coming to Crestwood!

An afternoon and evening of holiday fun and giving!

  • SANTA CAR CRUISE through Crestwood. Our car cruise will include a myriad of decked out vehicles that will bring Santa and smiles to Crestwood. Information on how to be part of the car cruise will become available in the Fall. Click here for more details.

  • GOODY BAG FOOD DRIVE — trade five (or more) non-perishable food items for one children’s goody bag filled with Crestwood fun! Goody bags will be available beginning at St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth Church (across from City Hall). Collected food will be donated to local food pantries. (no glass containers please; goody bags exchanged on a first-come basis)

  • FIREWORKS by Brilliant Skies Fireworks, sponsored by Tom Streib and Streib Company. Display begins at (TBD). Launched from the St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth Church ball field. Join us in the parking lot or from your other favorite vantage point.