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Chicopee, MA, December 9, 2020– The holiday season may look and feel a little different this year, but the Springfield Museums have teamed up with Mercedes-Benz of Springfield to spread some holiday cheer with a family fun “Beep & Greet” drive through experience!

“Peter and I know it might be difficult for families to see Santa this year. We hope this event hosted by the Springfield Museums adds a little more holiday cheer to the season for us all.” — Michelle Wirth, Owner of Mercedes-Benz of Springfield

The Experience

The Beep and Greet will take place December 11 and 12, 2020 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in the parking lot of the Springfield Museums and is an opportunity for families in cars to wave from a social distance to the Grinch and to Santa.

“We figure this is an excellent way to share Grinchy JOY while also keeping safe,”        -Jenny Powers, Family Engagement Coordinator for the Museums

Each family receives one free book per car and one Grinch-themed craft per child. Children will also have an opportunity to drop off a letter to Santa and check with his elves to see if they are on the infamous “Naughty or Nice” list. The Springfield Museums are offering in-person Grinchmas programming all through December, as well as the amazing holiday exhibit, Gingerbread in Wonderland.


Mercedes-Benz of Springfield is a full service authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer located at the end of 291, exit 6 on the Massachusetts Turnpike. The 37,000 square foot facility sells and services new and used Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, SUVs, and commercial vehicles (Sprinter and Metris). Built in 2017, the building is state of the art and built with sustainability in mind. We have solar panels on the roof and use waste oil from our vehicles to heat the facility.


THE SPRINGFIELD MUSEUMS are located on the Quadrangle at 21 Edwards Street in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated consortium of museums includes the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, and the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, the first and only museum dedicated to the beloved children’s book author and Springfield native.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Michelle Wirth at 413.624.4111 or email at