Holiday Events 2020

Holiday Events 2020 Flyer PNGVirtual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Cheer Drive-By 

NOTE: There will be no in-person gathering. This is an entirely virtual event.

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020

Time: Facebook Live starts at 5pm; Characters available through 7pm

Location: Downtown Aurora – Route 43/306/Pioneer Trail  

Details:

  • Tune in to the Parks & Recreation Department Facebook page at 5pm to watch Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and special guests light up the city for the holidays.  
  • After the lighting, drive by Bicentennial Park on SR 43 and wave to some of your favorite holiday characters, including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Anna & Elsa, Buddy the Elf, and more!
  • To access livestream, visit our Facebook Parks & Recreation Page @AuroraOHParksRec

 *Please note there will be NO in person gatherings for these events, as it is completely virtual due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Letters to Santa 

Date to submit letters: Saturday, December 5- Sunday, December 20 

Location of Mailbox: Aurora Memorial Library parking lot 

Details:

  • Kids – Get your letters to Santa ready!
  • Drop your letter into the big red mailbox located in the Aurora Memorial Library parking lot.
  • Please include a return address. Letters become property of the City of Aurora and cannot be returned.

 

Gingerbread House Competition 

Date to Submit Photos: Now through Sunday, December 27

Details:

  • Get creative! Decorate a gingerbread house for the chance to win a prize. 
  • Email pictures to Jenny Nichols at nicholsj@auroraoh.com through Sunday, December 27.
  • Submissions become property of the City of Aurora and may be used in promotional materials and/or on website/social media. 

Prizes:

  • Winners will receive a prize and a congratulatory yard sign! 

 

 “Deck the Halls” – Holiday Decorating Contest 

Date to Submit Photos: Now through Sunday, December 27   

Details:

  • Aurora residents – Send photos of your home to Jenny Nichols at nicholsj@auroraoh.com to enter the “Deck the Halls” holiday decorating contest! 
  • Email pictures through Sunday, December 27. Include home address and family name.
  • Submissions become property of the City of Aurora and may be used in promotional materials and/or on website/social media. 

Prizes:

  • One winner will be chosen in the following categories:
    1. Best Use of Lights 
    2. Most Traditional
    3. Best Theme  
    4. Merry & Brightest 
  • Winners will receive a prize and a congratulatory yard sign!