After much thoughtful discussion, the board decided that there was too great a need in the community to cancel Christmas House 2020. The show must go on!
Discussion then fell to how we can safely move forward with the event while protecting the health of our families and volunteers.
Sadly, due to COVID-19, Christmas House will not be placing Wish Trees and will not be collecting toy donations this year. Please consider making a monetary donation in lieu of toys and books, as we will be handing out gift cards to families this year.
As you can imagine, the cost to store the thousands of toys and coats already collected and purchased for 2020 and replace them with gift cards is significant. If you are able, we ask that you please consider making a monetary donation online or by mail (PO Box 3543, Chapel Hill, NC 27515). Every dollar helps!
Thank you for your interest in Christmas House and for your continued support!
Christmas House 2020 "day-of" event modifications to include:
Christmas House 2020 will still be held the first Saturday in December.
There will be no indoor event.
Attendees will participate in a drive-thru process where parents and guardians stay in their cars.
Gift cards will be given in place of toys and coats.
Book bundles will be pre-packaged, based on family input, via an online book survey. Books will also be handed out in the drive-thru line.
Limited volunteer roles will be filled with Chapel Hill Service League members only.
Volunteers will be provided with, and expected to wear, a mask, face shield, and gloves.
What we can look forward to at
Christmas House 2021!
You'll want to turn your volume on!