The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced the Santa at the museum will be virtual this year. Santa can visit families virtually through a LIVE Zoom chat or downloadable video message to the kids or entire family, beginning now!

I know, I know, it's such a wacky year with the COVID 19 pandemic. So many things cancelled or postponed, but hey, not Santa, that can't happen, right? Right! Santa will be making Zoom calls to families at a pre-scheduled time. Now that's special! Santa calling your kids and talking with them. Also, you'll have the option to receive a downloadable customized video message directly from Santa. Now that's forward thinking. The kids get to visit with Santa, but safely!

Direct calls from Santa will cost $35 with an early-bird price of $30 per call and all calls will take place over Zoom. You can also get downloadable videos that will cost $30 with an early-bird price of $25, and videos will be emailed directly from Santa to the you!

Early bird pricing started yesterday, September 28 and runs through November 1. Videos will be available for purchase from now through December 13, and for those looking for a last-minute gift from Santa, live Zoom calls will be available from December 14 - 21 for $45.

Virtual Santa messages and Zoom calls can be reserved or purchased at grpm.org/Santa or by calling 616.929.1700.

This will be so much fun for families and their kids, and all of the money raised through the sale of the Zoom calls and videos goes right back into supporting the Grand Rapids Public Museum.