Set Up Days Photo Gallery
Everyone is welcome on Setup Days!
Setup Days are the biggest volunteer days of the season with at least 150 volunteers needed! Bring your friends, family or co-workers to join in the fun of this two-day setup of all the Christmas Storybook Land scenes! Having coworkers volunteer as a “group” is a great way to build teams while helping the local community. Contact us to bring your team.
The day starts at 9 a.m. with the unloading of the 11 semi-trailers jam-packed with all the Storybook Land scenery. Volunteers deliver the scenery to their designated locations. After unloading the trailers, there is a short, well-deserved break for refreshments (Donuts anyone?) Then volunteers head to a section and begin unloading the barrels and creating the scenes with the help of scene pictures and a section leader.
A free spaghetti luncheon (dependent on Covid restrictions) is served for all the wonderful volunteers, and then it is back to work to complete setting up scenes, putting lights on trees, adding backdrops, fencing and all the finishing touches that make Christmas Storybook Land come alive.
Youth from high schools, middle schools, scouts and other youth organizations are encouraged to participate. A volunteer work validation form is available for youth to receive community service hours.
Dress warmly. Coat, hat, gloves, and sturdy shoes are recommended.
Minors, which include any volunteers under the age of 18, require a completed Parent/Guardian Release Form.
Children under the age of 13 must have a registered adult accompany them in addition to the completed Parent/Guardian Release Form
Please turn in a Volunteer Policy and Injury Release to be kept on file in our system. We can provide a copy for you to sign when you arrive if you have not already turned one in.