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Bakersfield woman looks to bring joy and happiness with Christmas selfie-stations

Christmas selfie-stations
Christmas selfie-stations
Christmas selfie-stations
Christmas selfie-stations
Christmas selfie-stations
Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 12:59:42-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — It's the opposite of yelling 'get off my lawn.' One woman has made it her mission to bring joy and Christmas cheer to everyone in the community during the pandemic, with the help of her front yard. 23ABC's Bayne Froney has more on a place where people can take selfies with festive decor.

Marta Chipres created her own winter wonderland for the community to enjoy.

"I just wanted to bring a little bit of happiness, joy, hope," said Chipres. "Get everyone excited. Everyone has just been so stressed and depressed and I just wanted to bring a little bit of happiness and joy."

On Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.tThere will be 12 different selfie stations set up in Chipres' yard so that families can get out of the house while being safe. They can enjoy some hot chocolate and take some family photos but there is more.

"We do have a surprise coming out. so they will have to come out and actually see who the guest is."

The event is entirely free but Chipres will also be accepting donations for the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Association for Mental Illness along with any canned food items and toys for families in need.

"The intent is just to help others, especially the children. This is a time that is supposed to be awesome and exciting and for happiness and smiles and excitement."

You can bring those smiles right down to the house which is located at 240 Hermosa Drive. Social distancing guidelines will be in place to keep everyone safe.