Santa arrived in Crestwood! Thank you for joining us for an afternoon and evening of holiday fun and giving! The weather was perfect and we hope everyone enjoyed the festivities.
If you could not attend, visit our Facebook page to view a photo gallery of the day’s events.
But Christmas in Crestwood is not over yet!
We still have three contests going on through the end of the year:
- Collect your Crestwood business receipts and enter the Shop Crestwood for the Holidays contest for a chance to win a Crestwood shopping spree currently valued over $1,600.
- Santa has been visiting all sorts of locations in Crestwood and he has left us clues. Our Where’s Santa? Photographic Scavenger Hunt is underway. Follow the clues to all of the places Santa visited, replicate the clue image, and submit your entry for a chance at prizes currently valued over $3,300.
- We know homework over the holidays isn’t on every kids wish list, but our Student Essay Contest could get you more than just a gold star. A student from one of three grade categories have the chance to win great prizes from Crestwood Bowl, Victory Raceway, Applebee’s, Imo’s and Culver’s.
Our car cruise became the Classic Santa Car Parade with a myriad of decked out jeeps and cars that brought Santa and smiles to Crestwood. The parade featured Crestwood Fire and Police vehicles escorting Santa and an entourage of classic cars and decked out Jeeps. Spectators enjoyed the parade from their front yards or along a nearby street. The parade was well attended.
Special thank you to the Midwest Off-RoadHers Jeep Club for chauffeuring Santa through Crestwood.
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After the parade, hundreds of families headed over to St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth Church, 1420 Sappington Road, to contribute to the Christmas in Crestwood’ annual food drive. Thanks to our generous Crestwood businesses, for each donation of five (or more) nonperishable food items we were able to give one children’s goody bag brimming with great stuff and a stuffed animal. 200 Goody Bags were available on a first come basis.
The Goody Bag Food Drive allowed us to continue to support local food pantries while providing children with our traditional goody bag of Crestwood fun! Food items will be donated to the First Baptist Church of Crestwood Food Pantry and St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth Church Food Pantry.
The evening was topped off with a spectacular fireworks display by Brilliant Skies Fireworks, sponsored by Tom Streib and Streib Company at 6:30 pm launched from the St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth Church ball field. Spectators picked their favorite vantage points in Crestwood to enjoy a spectacular show while still appropriately social distancing. From St. Raymond-St. Elizabeth, we could see the parking lot at City Hall also filled up, and we heard that the Kohls parking lot was also a great place to view the display.
Special thank you to Brilliant Skies Fireworks for their bright and cheerful pyrotechnics again this year.