Let’s celebrate the holidays! Let’s Deck our MINIs! Here’s what’s in store for for Deck the MINIs XII!
Join us as we kick off December with a tour of Longwood Gardens! From there, we will motor to Starbucks in Kennett Square before rallying along lovely country roads to Otto’s in Exton, PA!
PhillyMINI has secured an Advanced Ticket Purchase Group Discount for those who would like to attend. Please be diligent with your RSVP because we will have to buy your ticket if you are unable to attend. The RSVPs for Longwood close on Wednesday, 11/26. Visit the Longwood website to learn more about their gardens and programs.
Deck The MINIs:
Deck Your MINI contest – Come prepared to decorate your MINI in its best holiday attire! You have half an hour to deck your MINI in a holiday costume. Grand Prizes graciously donated by Otto’s MINI! (Decking of MINIs is optional.)
Scavenger Hunt – Not into decking your MINI? No problem! We’re hiding little MINIs in the sales area at Otto’s. While the deckers are decking, go on a scavenger hunt and find the MINIs. Prizes are await those who win the challenge!
Pollyanna – Again this year, we will have our updated PhillyMINI Pollyanna- Bring a MINI-related item of approximately $25.00 in value, and participate in our gift exchange!
Toys for Tots – A Group Donation to Marine’s Toys 4 Tots – Bring a NEW UNWRAPPED gift for a boy or girl, ages Infant to 2 years old to donate to Toys 4 Tots. We will be collecting the items at Otto’s and a representative from Toys for Tots will come to collect them!
Dinner – A complimentary catered dinner donated by Otto’s MINI! – Once again Otto’s will generously sponsor DTM! Enjoy a hot meal to ward off the chill!
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, as the voting begins at 4:00PM sharp!
While the Decking of the MINIs is happening, you’ll stuff your donated toy in the designated MINI for the Toys 4 Tots donation and enjoy the scavenger hunt!
4:30 PM- Dinner provided by Otto’s MINI
5:00 PM- PhillyMINI Pollyana
- Longwood Entrance Fee (cash): $5/adult or $0/child for Members, $20/adult or $6/child Non-Member
- Rally: If you are a member of PhillyMINI, this event is free: Please bring your lanyard. Not a paid member? There will be a $5 charge for this event
- Money for Extras: Clings, buttons, snacks at Longwood, coffee at Starbucks.
- A Toys for Tots gift to donate. See above for guidelines.
- Pollyanna All participants can bring a gift for the Pollyanna (gift exchange) if they choose to participate.
Don’t forget to bring the following:
- Full tank of gas!
- Two-way radios!
- Charitable toy contribution!
- A Pollyanna for the gift exchange!
- A costume for your MINI!
RSVP HERE for Longwood
RSVP HERE for Deck The MINIs
Join the discussion on the forum HERE.
Maximum Number of MINIs on the Rally: 60
PLEASE NOTE IN YOUR RSVP IF YOU WILL BE DECKING YOUR MINI! THANKS!