By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing

In today’s Sunday Spotlight:

  • Safe Visits with Santa
  • Holiday Light Shows & Parades
  • Upcoming Events for the Holidays


Safe Visits with Santa

With certain live Santa visits and events canceled this Christmas, Larry Hersberger & Ela Bednarek, along with Hall of Fame Santa Cliff Snider, sprang into action. Together, they innovated a way for children to still have “safe” live visits with Santa and for parents to get Santa pictures!

By contacting 100 world-class Santas (with credentials from The White House, Disney, Macy’s, International Santa Hall of Fame & more) they created a magnificent way to serve children & families worldwide. Offers include magical live SANTA ZOOM visits and, with the support of sponsors, free ZOOM visits to sick children in hospitals.

Through innovative, patent-pending software, parents are now able to make cellphone pictures of their child with Santa Claus from the comfort and safety of your own home. They can order beautiful and affordable pictures, wall art, ornaments, Christmas cards and more.

Get all the details at You can also download and watch a video here!


Holiday Light Shows & Parades

It’s been a year like no other, but thanks to committed volunteers and creative minds, your family will still be able to enjoy plenty of safe festivities this holiday season. There are numerous light shows in the Triad area and within a two-hour drive. We have information on all of the fun, plus a list of local holiday parades that will still be taking place this year.

Visit our 2020 Holiday Parades & Light Shows directory HERE. Find all of our helpful resources on our Directories page HERE.


Additional Upcoming Events for the Holidays

In addition to Santa visits, light shows, and parades, the Triad offers so many more opportunities for holiday fun. Shopping events, festivals, storytimes, crafts and more can all be found on our event calendar HERE. Search by city, by month, by week or by day! Find something that fits your family’s comfort level this season and click on each event to find out about safety precautions that each venue may offer.

Most of all, enjoy this holiday season with your family no matter where or how you will be celebrating!


  • Today’s blog is sponsored by Kissing Tree Studio