Unleash the Holiday Cheer
Winter Wonderland DRIVE-THRU!
Presented by the McBeth Foundation
with special thanks to
Batta Fulkerson Law Group & Sharp HealthCare!
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Beautiful Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru at the Sharp Health Plan Parking Lot
Unleash the Holiday Cheer is NOT going to be a festival this year, but will be a HYBRID event!
This will be a drive-thru with live music and live demonstrations that may be watched online LIVE!
SAVE THE DATE to help us celebrate our military and veterans and save homeless pets!
Due to the on going continued safety from COVID-19, we will do whatever it takes to keep you safe.
We hope that 2021 will resume with our festival!
This will be a COVID-Safe, "Stay in your car" DRIVE-THRU event!
It's a DRIVE-THRU and will be streamed LIVE!
Prizes to the first 100 military/veteran Individuals or families who provide their proper ID (instead of a Military Appreciation Drawing)
Please bring your photo ID and one of the following to receive your Holiday Gift and a voucher for a pet adoption:
• Military ID
• Dependent ID
• Veterans ID
• DD-214 and Driver’s License
• NGB Form 22
Vouchers for Sponsored Pet Adoption fees, to any 501c3 rescue, shelter, or animal center while funds are available! (See above what you need to bring to receive one!)
Musical Guest & Performances while you Drive-Thru and to be steamed LIVE!
Everything will be LIVE on YouTube for viewers to watch at home and for interactive fun!
All details will be posted real time.
With your help from 2016-2019, Traci's Paws, Inc. has hosted 381 military & veteran families or individuals and provided them with a little over $257,378 in gifts and funds to sponsor adoption fees for almost 100 of these families and individuals to adopt homeless cats and dogs from the pet rescue organizations and animal centers we had in attendance at our event! Thank you for your support to keep this amazing tradition going at Unleash the Holiday Cheer!
Click HERE to go to the Pet Costume Contest!
Santa will be there with gift bags and photos WHILE YOU STAY IN YOUR CAR!
When driving up to Santa and our volunteers, make sure your windows are up and masks are on! Just release your trunk or hatch and we'll put your gifts inside! (Don't worry, if you have a truck we'll put it in the bed!)
A HUGE thanks to Batta Fulkerson Law Group for getting Santa to come, and for the generous gift bags to our CIVILIAN GUESTS!
Thanks to our friend Dave Ellrod, with Ellrod Images for our Santa photos for the 3rd year!
Completing families through
With donations from generous friends like you, we've been able to help unite over 100 military families with homeless pets AND save those homeless pets' lives!
FREE for Current Military Personnel and Veterans with ID/Paperwork:
SPECIAL live performances!
Online Pet Costume Contest for most Holiday Cheer with award ceremony AT Unleash the Holiday Cheer Drive-Thru (socially distanced!)
Santa * Holiday Santa gifts for kids and pets!
Start time: 11:00am
Pet Costume Contest ONLINE with Winners announced at TBD!
Military Appreciation GIFTS- NEW THIS YEAR to 1st 100 Military/Veteran cars with ID!
Each year we have had a musical guest perform like Jerome Dean, a former Platter, who performed for the first 3 years and last year we had Jesse Labelle, who opened for Garth Brooks! STAY TUNED FOR 2020's MUSICAL GUEST!!!!!!
2017 & 2018
2020 Community Sponsors
The McBeth Foundation
Batta Fulkerson Law Group
Prof. Snoopy Woodstock
Lyn May Rauls
2020 Military Appreciation
2020 Pet Costume Contest
How do you enter?
This year entrants will make a donation of $10 per entry, as part of our Unleash the Holiday Cheer fundraising efforts. Scroll to bottom of page to see official rules.
You may make your donation below, and complete the form to enter.
How do you vote?
You cast a vote similar to how you like a photo on Instagram, by clicking on the heart! Be careful, once you've clicked and made the heart red, you've voted! If you click the heart twice thinking you've voted twice and it is no longer red, the vote is gone, so be careful! Just click back to make it red again! MAKE SURE THE HEART IS RED! This is a single vote contest, meaning you only vote one time. Double check that your heart is red before you leave!
Thank you Sir Ruffles von Vicious and mom
Jan Savage, for guest judging &
leading our Judge's Panel!
Only 1 pet, no parents, no siblings, and no other pets.
May be several combinations such as 2 pets, 1 pet and 1 parent, 1 pet and 1 sibling, but only 2 contestants with 1 being the pet.
May be several combinations of 2 or more pets, parents, and siblings. This clearly must be a larger group than the "Duo" and everyone must be dressed up to be considered when the judges tabulate the votes.
Traci's Paws' Virtual Unleash the Holiday Cheer Pet Costume Contest begins November 23, , 2020 and Ends December 6, 2020. Winner will be chosen based on “MOST HOLIDAY CHEER”. Photo entries must be submitted no later than December 4, 2020 and voting period is November 23, 2020 for online popular vote and December 6, 2020 for judge’s panel votes.
3 Winners and 3 runners up will be announced on December 6, 2020 T Unleash the Holiday Cheer Drive-Thru location at 8520 Tech Way, San Diego, CA 92123. Time TBD. 3 Winners and 3 runners up will receive actual prizes on location. Must be present to win. All winners and runners up will have temperature taken upon arrival, will wear masks and be 6 feet from anyone in the Winner’s Circle area of the Pet Costume Contest Judge’s Panel.
This costume contest is part of the Unleash the Holiday Cheer fundraising efforts, and all entrants will be required to make a $10 donation to enter..
All entrants must live in San Diego County or be able to travel to the Winner’s Circle Judge’s Panel and award ceremony on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Unleash the Holiday Cheer Drive-Thru location at 8520 Tech Way, San Diego, CA 92123.
Photos should be of you, your family, and your pets only and owned by you or have permission to post on our website by the owner. Costume contest means wearing a costume, not a photoshopped likeness of a costume.