Help With Set Up!

Traditionally, the festive decorations and twinkling lights at Crippsmas Place are put up on the weekend right 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.

  • You CAN NOT earn community service hours required for law enforcement-related tickets, etc.

The 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 work 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 2024 Schedule of Decoration Set-Up & Take-Down Shifts:

*** SET UP  shifts for 2024 are 11/23, 11/24, 12/1 and 12/7. 

The SignUpGenius link will be provided closer to the date.


  • Two shifts each day
    • morning shift
    • afternoon shift
  • All shifts are 2 hours each!

*Taking down Crippsmas decorations dates TBC!*


Interested students and their families e-mail to get added to the schedule (or waitlist).  The student (or parent) should include the following information in their email:

Subject: Crisspmas Place Set Up/Take Down

  • 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)

For questions, call or text Kate at 510.821.5579.