Drive-through alternative allows show to go on

Published 11.11.2020


14th Skip Hunsinger Christmas SpectacularThe Community Arts Center is keeping alive a yearend custom – the Skip Hunsinger Christmas Spectacular – while exercising COVID-era caution.

Inspired by an event held at the former Capitol Theater, which included a free movie and gifts for children, the Christmas Spectacular has become a holiday tradition. This year, however, pandemic protocols have prompted a novel approach. In an attempt to keep the event safe for the community, the 14th annual spectacular has become strictly a drive-through experience.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 5, cars can line up in front of the CAC (220 W. Fourth St.) to get a goodie bag for their kid(s) and enjoy a few socially distanced Christmas festivities, including a visit from Santa Claus! The volunteer corps will be joined by musical guests Repasz Brass, Repasz Winds and the Autumn Breeze Sax Quartet, which will play seasonal favorites.