The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced a new virtual Santa experience.
Families can purchase a pre-scheduled visit from Santa through a live Zoom chat or purchase downloadable video messages.
“Knowing that many holiday traditions will likely look different this year, the GRPM is offering a safe way for families to visit with Santa,” said Gina Schulz, vice president of development for the GRPM. “The entire family will have fun with either a call from Santa directly or a customized message to play anytime you’d like. Each purchase also supports the museum’s ongoing exhibits and programs.”
Live Zoom calls from Santa cost $35 with an early-bird price of $30 per call. Downloadable Santa video messages cost $30 with an early-bird price of $25. Videos will be emailed to purchasers. Early-bird prices will be available through Nov. 1. Videos will be available for purchase through Dec. 13. Last-minute live Zoom calls will be made from Dec. 14-21 for $45.
Full bearded, singer and songwriter Santa Michael will play Santa Claus. He is a retired middle school teacher from Reed City Area Public Schools who has worked with children for over 30 years.
Virtual Santa messages and Zoom calls can be reserved or purchased at grpm.org/santa or by calling (616) 929-1700.