NOVEMBER 24TH UPDATE: Based on the new Executive Order 20-99 guidelines from Governor Walz that were announced last week, all outdoor events from Nov 21 – Dec 18th are not allowed to happen in person. With that, our Donuts with Santa event will be in a live virtual format with contactless front door donut and goody bag delivery!
How will the virtual event work?
The event will be held in a private Facebook group accessible only to ticket holders. Starting at 10:30am on December 5th, we will be live in the Facebook group. The best part is, Santa and Mrs Claus will be calling in to join us all the way from the North Pole! The Snow Princess and Ice Queen will also be joining us for a fun sing-along. The live event will last approximately 45 minutes.
We’ll be dropping off a goody bag with cookies and donuts to EACH and EVERY family who purchased tickets (within a 30 mile radius of Minneapolis) the morning of the event. Each drop off will be a contactless drop where we will leave the items on your front porch sometime that morning before the event begins.
We are so happy to have Breck School as our host and title sponsor for this event again. This school consistently supports and cheers on the efforts to provide moms in our area with resources, tools and events for the family. Breck School is an Episcopal, coeducational, college-preparatory day school enrolling students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve. Breck School is located on a 52-acre campus in Golden Valley, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. We are a community of high-achieving, motivated students and teachers focused on intellectual inquiry, engagement, and bridging education research with classroom practice. We live our Episcopal roots through a commitment to peace and justice, inquiry and reason, and service to the common good.
We love the holiday themed activities from our sponsors that will make this experience the perfect way to round out 2020 with so much joy. We also have the Ice Queen and Snow Princess joining us from Pixie Dust Parties MN!
Our friends at Kinderberry Hill are partnering with us to bring you Santa and Mrs. Claus. As the Twin Cities’ premier child development experts for 30 years, Kinderberry Hill has a proven reputation for providing the finest early learning experience available for Minnesota’s youngest learners. From on-site school nurses leading our health and safety efforts to dedicated early childhood educators in our classrooms, Kinderberry Hill offers parents peace-of-mind that each child will be supported both academically and emotionally in a safe and nurturing environment. Our child-led, Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum and environments are designed to prepare your child, from infancy through pre-kindergarten, to enter elementary school with a lifelong love of learning. Visit kinderberryhill.com to find one of our seven metro locations.
We love partnering with local businesses and Valley Pastries has been a local secret in Golden Valley for 30 years, known for their famous GIANT donut holes, legendary donuts, and home-style cookies. Their mission is to make every visit to Valley Pastries a fun and friendly experience to share with friends and family.
Please note all of the details below as you prepare to purchase tickets:
Every car must have a ticket. Each car ticket allows for 2 adults and 3 children, if you have more than 2 adults and 3 children in the car, you’ll need to purchase additional rider tickets per person
Tickets are $40/car (+taxes and fees).
Additional rider tickets are
$10 per child (necessary for purchase if you intend to have more than 3 kids riding)
$5 per adult (necessary for purchase if you intend to have more than 2 adults riding)
Children under 12 months do not need an extra ticket. If you have 3 children older than 12 months and 1 child under 12 months, you do not need to purchase an additional rider ticket for your baby unless you would like to
Non-ticketed babies will be able to be a part of the socially-distanced Santa photo but will not be given a donut, goody bag or activities (if you would like your under 12 month child to get these things, purchase an additional child ticket)
Each ticket is all-inclusive and includes the following:
A socially distanced photo with Santa
Waving hello to Mrs Claus, The Snow Princess and Ice Queen
Donuts and cookies
Take home holiday crafts thanks to our generous sponsors
One digital photo with Santa per family to be sent one week following the event via email
We will have multiple start times. Please be sure to select a time that you can be on time for. We want to keep the line moving smoothly so it’s important that you show up at your ticket time.
This is a drive-thru event. For your safety, attendees are not allowed to exit their vehicles unless you are at the Santa Photo Stop.
The only time you will be allowed out of the car will be at the Santa Photo Stop and at that time, we ask that you follow the directions given.
Standard passenger vehicles only; pedestrians, bikes, motorcycles, buses, RVs, limousines, commercial passenger vans, oversized-vehicles and trailers are not permitted.
For your safety, we do suggest that those in your car gathering items in goody bags wear a face mask while receiving items from our team. Face masks are not required at the Santa Photo Stop.
Once the event has sold out, we will open up our wait list. We highly suggest adding your name to it, as we are often able to use it!
*Disclaimers: No tickets will be sold at the door, and you must be registered to attend so that we can plan accordingly. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO RAIN CHECKS. In the event of inclement weather, at the discretion of TCMC and Breck, this event will be cancelled. No refunds will be given. Please note, we will do everything we can not to cancel and only do so if absolutely necessary. The safety of families is the number one priority. Make sure you’re following our Facebook event page to keep up to date. Tickets are transferable but not refundable. In the event that you cannot attend the event and we have a wait list, we will do our best to assist you in finding another family to exchange/give/or sell your ticket if the need arises and/or if time allows. Photos will be taken at the event and of attendees for use on the blog and on social media by Twin Cities Mom Collective and sponsors. If you would not like your photos to be used, please notify us at check-in at the event.