Decorate A Tree

It’s hard to believe that this will be our 12th year welcoming families to be a part of the annual exhibit “A Christmas Story" Comes Home. Time flies when you’re having fun!  This year’s exhibit will run from Saturday, November 9 through Tuesday, December 31.

Our mission with the decorated trees is to promote our area with a focus on visitors and appeal to the hospitality industry. 

This year the invitation to decorate a tree will be extended to our SSCVA partners first. The invitation for the remaining trees will then be extended to local non-profits along with local arts/culture organizations. Those will then be placed into a lottery. If your organization has been selected to decorate a tree, you will be notified by October 22, 2019.

Trees must be decorated during the following designated times:

  • Sunday, November 3 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The South Shore CVA will provide an artificial tree and stand. Your organization will be responsible for all decorations (lights are required). We highly recommend using UL-approved lights to enhance the presentation of your tree. Any type of edible/perishable tree decorations will not be permitted. Tinsel will also not be permitted as it is difficult to remove from the artificial trees. The South Shore CVA reserves the right to remove any decorations it finds inappropriate for the exhibit.

Tree decorations must be removed during the following times: Thursday, January 2 - Sunday, January 5 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Any decorations not removed by 5:00 p.m. on January 5 will be removed by the South Shore CVA. The South Shore CVA will not be responsible for any damage to decorations caused by removal from the tree. 

Please complete the form below if you're interested in participating and you will be entered into the lottery. By completeing the form, you are stating that you understand the above rules and guidelines for decorating a tree in the 2019 “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit. Form must be submitted no later than Thursday, October 17, 2019.  If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me at (219) 554-2229 or I look forward to working with you to make this year’s exhibit another huge success!

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