Oh What a Beautiful Morning – Donuts with Santa 2020

Donuts with Santa is always one of our favorite events every year! This year was no different, even though the event looked very unique as we adapted COVID-style. A fleet of our elves filled cars with special deliveries for each family in attendance and we had so much fun delivering goodies to each and every home, followed by a special virtual experience with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the Snow Princess and the Ice Queen!

{A special shout out to the lovely Ashley Elwill Photography for capturing some beautiful photos of the event experience from her own home! All photos in this recap post are taken by Ashley Elwill Photography or the TCMC Executive Team.}

Title Sponsor

We’ve been fortunate to host this event at Breck for many years and they were ready to help us pull off a great drive-thru event. 2020 has called for many pivots in all of our plans and when this event fell during Minnesota’s pause on activities, we went all digital. Breck stepped up and helped us create a successful event with some incredible projects for all of the kiddos in attendance. Our hope is to be together again next year!

Breck is an Episcopal, coeducational, college-preparatory day school enrolling students of diverse backgrounds in grades preschool through twelve. Breck 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.

Activity Sponsors

Each of our activity sponsors provided some fun holiday craft activities for families to do at home, extending this experience from delivery and digital to interactive and educational. From creating cute penguins to a holiday scene and loose parts play. A special thanks to our Snow Princess and Ice Queen from Pixie Dust Parties for joining us on our virtual event!

Food & Goody Bag Sponsors

We’ve been fortunate to have Valley Pastries as a donut sponsor in past years. In our effort to always support local, we were so happy to source them for donuts again this year. We are always up for devouring their delicious donut holes! It is a joy to be able to partner 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. Trust us when we say that these donuts were delicious!

We absolutely loved the beautiful and tasty cookies from Garty Goodies as well as snacks from GoGo SqueeZ, coupons from Fourteen Foods Dairy Queen & toothbrushes from Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates.

Santa Sponsor

Kinderberry Hill was back sponsoring Santa and Mrs. Claus again this year and we can’t thank them enough for heading all the way to the North Pole to ensure Santa’s WiFi connection worked well enough to stream into this event! They also provided a special ornament craft right from Santa’s workshop for each and every kiddo in attendance.

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.

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