Meet Trans Santa & Dr. Claus


Thursday, December 16, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 PM CST


First United Methodist Church
1032 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Join us for a family friendly event to meet and take a photo with Trans Santa and Dr. Claus!

Youth Outlook and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance program of PHIMC invite you to join us in the magic of this season for a fun, family friendly event to meet Trans Santa and Dr. Claus. Santas come in all different forms and this is an opportunity for young people to see themselves and their families reflected in a beloved seasonal character.

Join us to meet and take a photo with Trans Santa and Dr. Claus, read a festive story and participate in seasonal games and activities. Trans Santa will be outside so please dress warm. There are indoor activities as well.

Masks are required to attend the event but may be taken down for photos if the participant is fully vaccinated.

This event is also being filmed for a HBO Max documentary about Clauses from diverse backgrounds as they spread joy throughout the holiday season. The feature film will be released in 2022. Filming will focus on folks interacting with Santa. A release form is required for anyone interested in being filmed. This form will be sent to you prior to attending and available on site.

There will be spaces available for people who do not want to be filmed.

Please register for the number of guests you plan to bring. This is an all ages event.


Free parking is available in the parking lot of First United Methodist Church of Downers Grove at 1032 Maple Ave in Downers Grove (event location). Please check in at registration upon arrival near the main entrance. The event will be held in the gym and outside in the garden.

You can bring your own camera to take photos to keep. There will also be a photographer.

Email with questions or accessibility needs. We look forward to celebrating with you!