Display a Deer or Christmas Tree

Display a Deer

 Add a lighted deer in memory or in honor of someone dear to you.


August 22, 2018

Dear Friends,


The Celebration of Holiday Lights Committee is working diligently to make sure that Gypsy Hill Park will again be aglow this year – with 214 acres lovely holiday lights! – from November 19, 2018 through January 1, 2019, every evening from 5pm-11pm. The event is free and open to all. More than 30,000 vehicles visited the park during the Celebration last year!


One of the Celebration’s most looked forward-to features is the “Field of Deer,” which delights children and adults alike. We would welcome your participation in displaying a deer in the “Field of Deer” as part of this year’s celebration. A deer can be placed in honor of or in memory of a loved one, a military veteran, a friend or “just because.” Additionally, plaques for these can be purchased to be displayed on the Honor Board, located along the fenceline near the roadway. There is a one-time charge of $10 for a plaque, which can be reused in future years. Note that purchasing a plaque is not mandatory – there is no cost for simply bringing a deer.  (The attached application has the details on dropping off and picking up your deer, along with requirements for an exterior extension cord, etc.).


Our Staunton Parks & Recreation Department and the Celebration of Holiday Lights Organization also invite you to attend Caroling in the Park at the Gypsy Hill Bandstand. There will be refreshments and holiday entertainment in a family-friendly environment.  We welcome you to come, bring family and friends, sit, have a hot chocolate and cookies, and enjoy the fellowship. Should you have questions, please contact Dave Rochford of Boy Scout Troop 30 – Staunton VA. We are looking forward to seeing you at the local treasure that is Gypsy Hill Park!


Peace be with you,


Rev. Dave Rochfordhttps://websites.godaddy.com/application-forms (540) 932-1055 (work)


Field of Deer Application



Light a Tree

Light a Christmas Tree in honor of our military or police


Display an outdoor Christmas Tree and honor someone currently serving or a veteran.


The tree should be a plastic coated metal tree with white lights.   Attach a 50 ft. outdoor cord with your name and phone number and bring your tree to the baseball field nearest the pool area, Saturday, November 18th 10am-2pm.  


Any questions can be emailed to: ehildebrandjjke@yahoo.com



No application is required to light a tree.














Field of Deer Application