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Upcoming  Events


Family Nite Flix Indoor Edition: ELF
Friday, December 16 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Calling all humans that share affinity for elf culture! Special indoor edition of Family Nite Flix! Join us for a holiday favorite. The movie Elf will be shown on our 20ft screen, there will be a special arts & crafts activity with a few secret surprises. We encourage you to bring a blanket or chair! Concessions available for purchase.

Caroling in the Park
Saturday, December 17, 4pm-6pm
Listen to the carols of Christmas that bring us the joy
and spirit of the season! Join us at the Gypsy Hill Park
Bandstand for this fun seasonal event and help support
the Valley Mission. Brave the winter elements and listen
to local choirs as they spread Christmas cheer. Bring the
children out for FREE hot chocolate, cookies, and photo
with Santa! There will be a cozy bonfire, wagon rides,
and please bring donated items for the Valley Mission.
Check out the mission’s website for a list of needed items

Field of Deer
The display of decorative holiday deer (part
of the 11th Annual Celebration of Holiday
Lights) is placed inside the fence at the Gypsy
Hill Park Pool in honor of someone living
or in memory of a loved one. Registration
forms may be picked up at Staunton Parks &
Recreation or downloaded online at www. and click on “Field of
Deer Application Form”. There is no fee for displaying
deer; however, if you wish to purchase a plaque for the
“Honor Board” with your loved one’s name, there is a
onetime charge of $10/name. Plaque can be reused the
following year. Purchasing a plaque is not mandatory.
Deer will be placed randomly in the pool area at the
discretion of the committee. For more information, please
contact Joel Black at

Celebration of Holiday Lights
November 21 through January 1, 2017 from 5pm-11pm
Since 2005, The Celebration of Holiday Lights has
continued to glow and grow in Gypsy Hill Park.
Over 50 brightly colored Holiday scenes have been
uniquely created by individuals, families, organizations,
businesses and churches from Staunton, Waynesboro,
Augusta County and surrounding areas. Power is only
available in certain areas, as we can continue to grow
fewer spaces are available. The committee invites all
interested individuals, groups, churches or businesses
to join the 2016 event by placing a display in the
beautiful 214 acre park that will be enjoyed by over
30,000 visiting the park during the Holiday Season.
Registration for each display space is just $25. You must
have a 2’x3’ sign, identifying the name of your family,
individual, organization, business or church. For more
info on having a display in the park, please contact
Angel Cooper 540.886.8660 or
or Douglas Carter 540.337.3404. Applications
available online at



It is the goal of Staunton Parks and Recreation to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all individuals of all abilities who wish to participate in recreational activities and programs and experience the benefits and opportunities provided through the services offered by Staunton Parks and Recreation.

Staunton Parks and Recreation will accommodate any reasonable request to assist people with disabilities and special needs and support various learning styles. Individuals who require additional support are encouraged to complete our Accommodation Request Form. This form should be completed two weeks in advance of the program or activity in which they plan to participate, to assist Parks and Recreation staff in its efforts to create a positive recreation experience for the participant. For questions, please call 540.332.3945.

For assistance with the form, please call 540.332.3945

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