Santa Comes to You at the Drive-Thru

Santa waiting to spread Christmas cheer to all the Children ready to hear!
Santa waiting to spread Christmas cheer to all the Children ready to hear!

Cars full of kids made their way to the Kentwood Activities Center this past Friday night. It was chilly, but the weather was clear of any wet particles falling from the sky, and everyone was bundled up as needed for a brand new event held by the Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department. Instead of the children and their families hustling out of the vehicles and darting towards the activity center, they stayed in the car as the event was brought to them.

How often does Santa take the time to meet with you from the warmth of your own car on a cool December evening? Since we know all about his vehicle of choice (a sleigh) and the horse…er… deer power that pulls it from chimney to chimney, Santa decided to take an interest in the cars of the citizens of Kentwood. The big man greeted all those willing to see him with a HO HO HO!

However, Santa wasn’t the only one eager to meet new people, everyone’s favorite snowman Olaf was there as well. Yes, I would like to build a snowman!

In the end, over 100 kids experienced a new way to interact with Santa. It was one more time for the children to share their Christmas wishes with Santa and also make mention of their yearlong good behavior. No coal for anybody this Christmas!

  • Seeing Santa was twice as nice
  • The Kentwood Parks and Rec Crew put on a Drive-Thru to bring Santa to you
  • A dog driving a car doesn't seem so strange to a man used to being pulled around by Reindeer!
  • Cars lined up for a chance to meet with Jolly Ol' Saint Nic
  • Olaf took some time off his busy schedule to visit the City of Kentwood
  • He's a favorite of the little ones...
  • ...and the big kids like him too!