Holiday Events

Celebrate Outreach has set the dates for two of its holiday traditions, and we are letting you know now so you can mark your calendars.

In addition, below is information on Celebrate Outreach’s tiny home for a veteran.

Still No Room in the Inn Christmas caroling

Join Celebrate Outreach from 7:00-9:00 PM on Friday, December 9 for the 32nd Annual “Still… No Room in the Inn” Christmas caroling at homeless shelters and other sites in downtown St. Petersburg.  We begin and end at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive in St. Petersburg. This delightful event has become an annual tradition for many in the Tampa Bay area.  People of all ages, professions, economic conditions, and religious beliefs carol together, united by the belief that everyone should have decent housing.  We will send more information later; mark your calendars now and invite your friends, families, co-workers, religious congregations, and other groups.  Reply to this email or call John Stewart at (727) 492-1590 for details.

National Homeless Persons’ Memorial ServiceOn Friday, December 16 at 4:30 PM the community will unite to honor the persons who died in Pinellas County in 2022 while experiencing homelessness.  The service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive in St. Petersburg.

The powerful one-hour interfaith memorial will feature selections from sacred scriptures, a reading of names of the people who died while homeless, a candle lighting ceremony, and a procession. Please plan to join us.

This fifteenth annual interfaith observance is Celebrate Outreach’s local observance of National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day, which is held on or near December 21, the longest night of the year.  Following the service, a to-go dinner will be served in memory of those who have died.  For more information, or to volunteer, contact Sabine von Aulock at

Tiny home for a veteranThanks to all the people who helped build Celebrate Outreach’s Tiny Home for Veteran facing homelessness.  The home (L) was dedicated on July 5. Pictured on the right are some of the people who made it happen (L-R): St. Petersburg City Council Member Brandi Gabbard; Tiny Home co-coordinator Sabine Von Aulock; veteran and home buyer Justin Keding; and Theresa D. Jones, Manager of Veterans, Homeless and Social Services in the Neighborhood Affairs Administration for the City of St. Petersburg. Not pictured: Tiny Home general contractor Reggie Craig.

Celebrate Outreach is currently building a tiny home for a homeless family.  For information on how you can help, contact Sabine Von Aulock at

We will send more information on the caroling and memorial service.  In the meantime, visit our Celebrate Outreach Facebook page for updates.