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Posted on: November 1, 2020

Hometown Holidays returns

Family poses for photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus

2020 may have one bright spot: We’re planning to bring you an in-person Hometown Holidays this year! 

In July, staff began thinking of creative ways to still bring our community a holiday event. This year’s seasonal event will be a little different than years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic with all local health guidelines followed. Because of the new Johnson County public health order issued Nov. 16, our committee had to change plans and tailor Hometown Holidays to still bring you a fun and safe event. Below you will find an updated schedule of events. 

We will also be accepting canned food donations Nov. 2 through Dec. 11 at the utilities counter at City Hall. 

Schedule of events

6 p.m.

  • Virtual lighting of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree
    To kick off the evening, Mayor Steven Ellis will host the annual tree lighting virtually in the courtyard of the Civic Center. View it live on Facebook at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

  • Drive Through Visit with Santa, Spring Hill Rotary Club
    After the Mayor's Christmas Tree lighting, the Spring Hill Rotary Club will be hosting a drive through visit with Santa at Veterans Park, 20201 Veterans Lane, Spring Hill, KS 66083. Stop by to see Santa and grab a quick family photo! This activity does have a suggested donation of $5. All funds will be donated to Veterans Park. SANTA LINE BEGINS AT SYCAMORE RIDGE GOLF COURSE, 21731 Clubhouse Drive, Spring Hill. At Sycamore Ridge, you will be handed a ticket and directed by traffic control volunteers to Veterans Park for the drive-through photo with Santa. This activity does have a suggested $5 donation. All funds will be donated to Veterans Park.  
  • Gifts, City of Spring Hill
    City staff will be handing out pre-packaged gifts, full of treats and prizes! 
  • Letters to Santa, Spring Hill Recreation Commission
    You will be able to drop off your child’s wishes and lists to Santa at this special mailbox, which leads straight to the North Pole!
  • City Lights Tour
    After your drive through visit with Santa, head out on our City Lights Tour. We will have holiday lights displays at various City parks and facilities for you to drive around and view! We’ve also partnered with the Spring Hill Recreation Commission for our Lights Tour. They have generously decorated our Historic Downtown district as well as the Spring Hill Sports Complex, which will have another hot chocolate stop! Locations include:
    • Spring Hill Civic Center, 401 N. Madison St.
    • City Park, Washington and Hale streets
    • Community Center, 613 S. Race Street
    • Downtown District, Main Street
    • Public Works, 502 E. Nichols St.
    • Spring Hill Police Department, 418 E. Nichols St.
    • Spring Hill Sports Complex, 900 N. Washington St
    • Map of Lights Tour locations and driving directions

Parking

Please line up for the drive through visit with Santa at Sycamore Ridge Golf Course, 21731 Clubhouse Drive. At Sycamore Ridge, you will be handed a ticket and directed by traffic control volunteers to Veterans Park for the drive-through photo with Santa.

Road Closures

No road closures are associated with this event; however, there may be heavy traffic along 199th Street, Lone Elm Road and near the City Lights Tour locations listed above. 

Hometown Holidays schedule and information
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