Join us for Deck The MINIs XIII!
The day begins at Longwood Gardens. Stop by the cafe for a hot cocoa and soak up the holiday spirit while exploring the gardens, meadows, and conservatory.
From there, it’s just a short drive down Route 1 to Starbucks where we’ll kick off the last rally of the season! A one-hour drive through the gorgeous winter landscape of Chester County will lead us to Otto’s MINI in Exton.
Bring a toy or two for Toys for Tots and sign a Christmas card from us to MINI. Enjoy dinner courtesy of Otto’s and Deck your MINI – if you choose! The decking is optional, of course. Place your vote for your favorite. Saint Nicky will help us award the prizes. And then there’s the annual Pollyanna!
PhillyMINI has secured a group discount for Longwood admission. Please be responsible with your RSVP because we will have to buy your ticket if you are unable to attend. [I]RSVPs for Longwood close on Thursday, 11/26.[/I]
Deck The MINIs:
Toys for Tots – Bring a NEW UNWRAPPED gift for a boy or girl, ages Infant to 2 years. Items will be collected at Otto’s until shortly before Christmas, when they will be picked up by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
Dinner – A complimentary dinner donated by Otto’s MINI! Enjoy a hot meal to ward off the chill!
Deck Your MINI contest – Participants will have 30 minutes to decorate their MINI in its best holiday attire! Grand Prizes graciously donated by Otto’s MINI! (Decking of MINIs is optional. Please specify in your RSVP so you are placed in the correct motoring group.)
Pollyanna – Bring a MINI-related item of approximately $25.00 in value, and participate in our gift exchange!
10:00 AM – Meet at Longwood Gardens MAP
1:15 PM – Arrive at Starbucks: 879 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA MAP
1:45 PM – First Team leaves Starbucks for Otto’s
3:30 PM- Arrive at Otto’s MINI
3:30 – 4:00 PM- DECKING OF MINIS! STUFFING OF TOYS!
NOTE: If you want to participate in the Deck your MINI contest, you will have 30 minutes to decorate your MINI. Voting begins at 4:00 p.m. Those who are decking will be placed in Motoring Group 1, so please indicate in your RSVP if you will be decking to ensure that you have enough time.
4:30 PM- Dinner provided by Otto’s MINI
5:00 PM- St. Nicky Awards Prizes
5:30 PM- PhillyMINI Pollyana
- Longwood Entrance Fee (cash):
- Members: $5/adult or $0/child
- Non-members: $20/adult or $6/child
- Rally: Free for members / $5 or non-members
- Money for Extras: Clings ($5), buttons ($2), snacks, shopping
- Toys for Tots donation (Infant to 2 years – optional)
- Pollyanna: A MINI-related item of $25 value (optional)
Don’t forget to bring the following:
- Full tank of gas
- Two-way radios
- Toys for Tots donation (optional)
- A Pollyanna for the gift exchange (optional)
- A costume for your MINI (optional)
- Picnic chair
- Holiday spirit
RSVP HERE for Longwood (Note: RSVPs for Longwood close on 11/28.)
RSVP HERE for Deck The MINIs
Maximum Number of MINIs on the Rally: 60