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The Sweeter Taste of Life

Don't get your Tinsel in a Tangle! Christmas is not canceled!



If there is one thing we will never cancel, not even during a pandemic is Christmas!! And although this year Christmas spirit is running low, we have some awesome Scout Elves who have come to save the day, with our help of course!



We had the privilege of attending the preview night for The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey and it was truly magical. Christmas is our favorite holiday so as you can imagine, we were so excited to have been one of the first to see the amazing immersive drive-thru experience.



This magical journey takes place at the Fairplex in Pomona, beginning November 12th through January 3rd, 2021. The Scout Elves needed our help on their mission to round up Christmas Spirit for Santa so that he and his sleigh can fly again. We joined them on this drive-thru quest where we were shrunk down to elf size. The elves helped us measure the levels of Christmas spirit with their spirit escalation stations. Our job was to generate as much Christmas spirit as we possibly could through out our journey to save Christmas. Upon entry we were given a pen and magical shrinking paper to write a letter to Santa, we made sure we filled them out and turned them in so that we collect them at the end of our journey. These make for great Christmas ornaments. The boys also enjoyed a scavenger hunt in search for hidden sleigh bells.


Custom App:

Each car will need one smartphone with Android Operating System or iOS to experience the narration and music that guides the experience. We connected the app to our car’s sound system for a better experience. There is also an option to choose narration in English or Spanish. Be sure to download the app ahead of time.



Tickets:

Everyone over the age of 2 needs a ticket to enter. Tickets start at $24.95 per person. You can purchase tickets here or call (213) 267-8786. Individual tickets can also be purchased and added to an existing order through the call center or on-site.


VIP Tickets;

A VIP upgrade includes a dedicated welcome lane for VIP guests, one magic gift bag per car/order with book, and a socially distanced photo opportunity with Santa for the whole group in your car.




Tips:

*Be sure to download the custom app in advance

*Make it fun and be festive, dress for the occasion and listen to Christmas music on your way to the event

*Buy your tickets in advance

*VIP passes are limited, try selecting another time and/or date to check VIP upgrade availability

*The experience is about an hour, so grab some snacks and drinks to enjoy during your journey.

*Use restrooms before event there are only porta potties available at event.

Want to save on tickets: try AAA for discounts

*Theres a picture right after Santa, so be prepared

*Use the barcode receipt given at the end to get your video



Safety:

The event has been designed to accommodate measures that mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. They advise that you stay in the comfort and safety of your own cars for the duration of the event. You will be required to wear your mask if you leave your vehicle to use the restroom, or if you open the windows of your vehicle.


Toys for Tots:

We also want to make sure we teach our kids the importance of giving back, so we made sure to participate in their toy drive because after all we were helping build more Christmas Spirit! Bringing a toy is optional, but if you prefer to make a monetary donation in lieu of bringing a toy, there is an option during ticket purchase to make a donation. The funds will benefit; Toys for Tots and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.



Location

Pomona Fairplex

1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768 map.




We had a wonderful experience and it was all from the safety and comfort of our car. Our kiddos loved getting to see Santa at the end and even getting to see Mrs. Clause. This is the perfect family outing and there is truly nothing more magical than all the sights and sounds of the holidays.


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Hope you have a sweet day!


-Angie G.

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