Coming to see Santa in pajamas? … decorating your car for Christmas? How could we have known how much fun that would be? Germantown families had a chance to spend a few moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the first ever “Donuts With Santa” event Sunday morning. Presented by the Germantown Kiwanis Club, it was an innovative way for the Germantown community to celebrate a little bit of Christmas in a family safe way. This was a “drive thru” opportunity for Germantown children to have their annual photo op with Santa and Mrs. Claus. By all the feedback, the village really liked the experience.
“Thank you for thinking of doing this,” said one Mom who was tickled by the way her children reacted to talking with Santa and Mrs. Claus through their car window. It was a comment repeated by many.
Germantown Kiwanis wanted to create a safe way for the community to celebrate Christmas together this year. In the past, the Kiwanis put on the famous “Breakfast With Santa” event. But this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the breakfast was not possible. There was so much interest in the Sunday morning Christmas event that all the time slots were sold out within four days.
The famous annual Kiwanis Breakfast With Santa has evolved into a “Donuts With Santa” event this year. It was a drive-thru event at the Germantown Public Library. Car lanes were set up entering off Division Road on Sunday morning. Donut packages and milk were served to each family in their car. As they passed by the Library entrance, Santa and Mrs. Claus posed for a photo op in a contactless environment. Warm and in their own family vehicles, children had a chance to give Santa their Christmas list and tell him about what they wanted for Christmas in a personal way. Moms and Dads even went all out and decorated the family car for the occasion. On their way out, each child received a “Goodie Bag” with treats and games.
Community sponsors for this event included A&B Contractors, Bank Five Nine, the Germantown Libary, Happy Hounds Doggie Daycare, Rivercrest Chiropractic and Germantown Snow Drifters.
Participants may look through the photos below and download them for their own use.