Welcome to the 2021 Children's Hometown Holiday!

Children's Hometown Holiday was started to bring the spirit of Christmas and community back to our hometown of Wapakoneta. As we grow every year so too does the spirit of the holidays and the joy in the children's eyes.

Children's Hometown Holiday is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021 here in downtown Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Our first priority is the safety of the children. We will be following all recommended federal, state, and local COVID guidelines. This means our plans may continually change as we get closer to the holiday event. We appreciate your patience as we work through these fluid details.

At this time, we expect to be able to hold the following events:

  1.  Writing Competition
  2. Lego Contest
  3. Fireworks (with spectators in their cars)
  4. Meals with limited capacity meeting social distancing rules
  5. Drive-by event for Santa where children drop their wish-list in the mail box and wave or speak to Santa from their vehicle
  6. Cookie Competition
  7. Gift Wrapping Event
  8. Characters!

The following events will NOT be allowed during our current COVID guidelines:

  1. Parade
  2. Ice skating rink
  3. Columbus zoo animal event
  4. Snowball drop
  5. Live music or performances
  6. Animal rides

We are already making plans to make Children's Hometown Holiday even bigger and better for 2022! Children's Hometown Holiday is funded solely on donations from YOU. Please press the “DONATE” link to donate to this important cause.

Children's Hometown Holiday is funded completely by generous donations of people in and around the Wapakoneta community.  If you're interested in volunteering or donating in-kind please contact Elaine Poppe, Children's Hometown Holiday founder.