Helping Set Up Crippsmas Place!

Traditionally at Crippsmas Place the decorations and lights start going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving.

We welcome volunteers to help with decoration set-up and take-down! Local high school students can earn community service hours to fulfill the graduation requirement.

*** Sorry, you CANNOT earn community service hours required by law enforcement for traffic tickets, etc. ***

Set-up consists of arranging and installing the unique plywood cut-out decorations on the lawns for those neighbors requesting help along Nicolet Avenue and the cul-de-sacs of Asquith Place, Cripps Place, Wellington Place, and Nicolet Court.

We will not have volunteers climb any ladders and working on rooftops; just ground-level work. Tasks involve carrying the wooden decorations, using a mallet/pounder to tap in the support stakes, and using a cordless screwdriver to attach the wooden decorations to the metal support stakes.

CRIPPSMAS PLACE 2023 Schedule of Decoration Set-Up & Take-Down Shifts:

*** SET UP and TAKE DOWN shifts for 2023 are FULL. *** Sign up for the waitlist to learn of other shifts that open up in December, SignUpGenius link here:

 Two shifts each day, a morning and an afternoon shift.


*Setting up Crippsmas decorations for 2023*

-> Sat Nov 25, 2023  *no morning shift*, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***

-> Sun Nov 26, 2023   Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***

-> Sat Dec 2, 2023  Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***

-> Sun Dec 3, 2023  Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***

-> Sat Dec 9, 2023  Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***


*Taking down Crippsmas decorations*

-> Sat Jan 6, 2024  Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***

-> Sun Jan 7, 2024  Morning 10am-Noon, Afternoon  2-4pm   *** FULL ***


Please have interested students and their families e-mail me at so I can add them to the schedule (or waitlist).  The student (or parent) should e-mail the following info:

* Student’s name

* Student’s high school

* Student’s preferred work shifts

* Contact phone number (to advise the student of last minute shift changes, cancellations, or openings)

* KINDLY INCLUDE “crippsmas” in the email subject line!

For quick questions you can also call or text Kate on her cell phone 510-821-5579.

In Community, Charity, and Childhood Joy,

– Kate Amon
Crippsmas Place Coordinator