{You’re Invited} Holiday Drive-In with Santa 2020

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Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham
We are thrilled to be bringing our largest family event (socially distanced!) to town on Sunday, November 22… Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham!

 

Birmingham Mom Collective, the go-to influential resource for parents in and around Birmingham, is thrilled to announce our largest family event ever that will be socially distanced — “Holiday Drive-In with Santa” presented by Shipt and Birmingham Mom Collective! This event will be held at the Grand River Drive-In on Sunday, November 22, and will feature the movie Elf starting at 7:00 pm. Santa will also be in attendance on a stage near the snack shack for people to talk at a distance and to take a socially distanced photo starting at 6:00 pm. 

This event will feature swag bags for each car that include a $10 meal voucher provided by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital, an opportunity to meet and take a photo with Santa, and a chance for families to meet with local businesses.

Please note :: We will be following the CDC Guidelines in addition to the guidelines from Grand River Drive-In to protect everyone at the event. As we get closer to the event date, we will make final decisions about social distancing and masks, etc. At this point in time, all attendees must wear masks and remain 6 feet from other people. We are planning on having Santa on a raised platform in order to keep him 6 feet away. We still plan to take photos with families/kids on the ground and Santa on the stage. More information will be provided as we get closer to the event date.

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham

Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and mark ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’ on the Facebook Event Page for all of the up-to-the-moment updates on Holiday Drive-In with Santa. And mark your calendar and set those alarms for when tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 pm for Early Bird tickets ($25 per car) and Monday, October 26 at 8 pm for all tickets ($30 per car). These tickets will not last long! 

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WHEN & WHERE

Holiday Drive-In with Santa will be held at the Grand River Drive-In in Leeds on Sunday, November 22 with the movie Elf starting at 7:00 pm. Gates will open 2 hours before showtime at 5:00 pm, and Santa will be on stage starting at 6:00 pm. 

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham

MOVIE

Son of a Nutcracker! For this Holiday Drive-In with Santa, we will be showing the movie Elf! We love this classic Christmas movie about a human raised by elves who leaves his home at the North Pole to try and find his father in New York City. 

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham

FOOD & SWAG

Every car will receive a swag bag provided by Shipt filled with items to enjoy, plus a meal voucher (worth $10) provided by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital for a drink, popcorn, and candy redeemable at the snack shack. When redeeming your snacks at the snack shack, please observe the 6 feet of distance from other people and always wear a mask when in the public spaces. {Outside food and drinks are prohibited.}

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham

SANTA CLAUS

SANTA! I know him, I know him! Santa Claus will be making a stop at the drive-in during the movie. For the health and safety of all of our attendees, Santa will be on a stage near the snack shack. Guests can stay on the ground and talk to Santa and have a photo made with a professional photographer. Only Birmingham Mom Collective attendees for this event will be eligible to meet Santa and will be given a special armband upon entry (no one from the outlets or watching other movies that night will be allowed to meet Santa). In order to meet Santa, you must bring a household cleaning item or make a monetary donation to our non-profit partner, aTeam Ministries (more details below). 

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham

NON-PROFIT PARTNER 

This year we are excited to partner with aTeam Ministries. aTeam Ministries is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to offering spiritual, emotional, and financial support to children and their families within the pediatric cancer community. This ministry fills the gap that often exists for families that are receiving great medical care inside the walls of a hospital and the unique needs of oncology and hematology patients outside of those walls. Issues such as compromised immunity eliminate the ability to stay in communal living situations like a hotel. The extended length of treatment often creates great financial burdens on families who are required to remain in close proximity to the hospital. aTeam Ministries was created to fill those gaps that present unique challenges to families facing pediatric cancer.

Holiday Drive-In with Santa attendees can support aTeam ministries by participating in our Essential Needs Drive! In order to meet and take a photo with Santa, each family will need to bring one of the following items: Clorox wipes, Lysol spray, all purpose cleaner, liquid hand soap, dishwashing detergent or pods, dish brush, sponges, laundry detergent or Tide pods, laundry fabric softener sheets, Clorox toilet bowl cleaner, Magic Erasers, Windex , gloves, Resolve carpet spot stain spray, stainless steel cleaner, Pledge dust spray, toilet paper, and paper towels. They will also be at the event to take monetary donations as well. 

These items will help keep the two aTeam Ministries Home Away from Home apartments stocked with supplies for guest families, which is currently their biggest need!

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in BirminghamPHOTOGRAPHY

We are excited to announce that Natasha Brooke Photography and Melinda Jones Photography will be capturing the photos for the evening! We can’t wait to see all of our families cozied up watching the movie, meeting Santa, and having fun!

DECOR

Our friends at The Rainbow Balloon Company will be creating a ‘North Pole’ around our Santa on the stage. The Rainbow Balloon Company makes amazing balloon sculptures for any occasion! Check them out for your next event. 

Holiday Drive-In with Santa in Birmingham

TICKETS

Due to the nature of the event, tickets will be *extremely limited* and available on a first come, first served basis only. Historically, tickets to our events have sold out, so we encourage you to save the date now and make arrangements with friends so that you do not miss out once ticket sales open in Eventbrite starting on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 pm for Early Bird tickets ($25 per car) and Monday, October 26 at 8 pm for all tickets ($30 per car).

All ticket sales are 100% final and Birmingham Mom Collective is unable to offer refunds for any reason, as this event will happen rain or shine. 

{Note: Never purchase an event ticket from a third party before first checking with Birmingham Mom Collective. This helps all of us prevent fraud.}

Tickets include:

  • Entry for one car (doesn’t matter how many adults and children are in the car; the price is for one car full of people)
  • Parking space at the drive-in to watch the movie Elf
  • A swag bag full of goodies, including a meal voucher (worth $10) provided by UAB Callahan Eye Hospital for 1 box of popcorn, 1 candy, and 1 drink
  • Arm bands for the entire family to meet Santa (with the donation of a household cleaning item or a monetary donation to our non-profit partner, aTeam Ministries)
  • Chance to meet local businesses that are sponsoring the event

Tickets go on sale starting on Wednesday, October 21 at 8 pm for Early Bird tickets ($25 per car) and Monday, October 26 at 8 pm for all tickets ($30 per car).

 

Holiday Drive-In with Santa attendees will be expected to abide by all of the safety precautions at the event that are based on the recommendations of the CDC, Alabama Department of Health, and Grand-River Drive-In in order to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure. However, because the risk cannot be completely eliminated, attending Holiday Drive-In with Santa is done so at the risk of each attendee, representative, and volunteer.

By purchasing a ticket, you understand that your photo may be taken and you give permission for Birmingham Mom Collective to use it on their site, in promotional materials, and/or on social media platforms. Everyone who purchases a ticket will be subscribed to our email list (if they have not been already) in order to provide the most timely and up-to-date information.

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