The Moon Lite Drive-In Theater is hosting Christmas at the Drive-In, a free event for a good cause.

On Dec. 14 and 15, the Moon Lite Drive-In Theater of Terre Haute will be hosting free Christmas movies including Polar Express and Christmas Vacation.

Polar Express will begin at 5 p.m., followed by Christmas Vacation at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 3 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Feel free to wear your pajamas, enjoy some hot cocoa, and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there from 3 - 5:30 p.m. both days.

In addition to the fun events, there will also be a toy and a food drive.

“Please bless the children of CASA by donating a new, unwrapped toy, and help make their Christmas a little brighter,” said Brent Barnhart, Moon Lite Drive-In Owner. “Also, we will be accepting food donations to benefit United Campus Ministries, a student food pantry serving all our local colleges.”

The Garrett Sands Kindness Project is hosting Christmas at the drive-In.

“The event is collecting toys and food to be given to those in need in memory of Garrett,” said Jayna Jones Sullivan, Garret’s Mom and Garrett Sands Kindness Project Founder.

“The Garrett Sands Kindness Project was created as a way to carry on acts of kindness in memory of my son Garrett after he was killed. At his Celebration of Life, we opened it up for friends and family to talk about Garrett and for two solid hours, countless people told stories of how he helped them in some way, how he encouraged them, how he made them smile and feel better about life. The Project was created to carry on his kindness,” said Sullivan.

The Garrett Sands Kindness Project lives on through events like Christmas at the Drive-In by creating events that promote kindness, community, and charity.

“This event is a festive way to bring the community together to celebrate the season. If people are able to donate a toy, this will brighten the day of the children and teens that might otherwise not get much or anything for Christmas. Donated food will go to those who need a helping hand,” said Sullivan.

For students at Indiana State University, going to the drive-in is a great reward for finishing the semester and great way to celebrate the conclusion of final exams. Students and the Terre Haute community are encouraged to bring friends and family to this event.

“Everyone should attend. It will be wonderful night to spend time with friends and family under the stars and snow and at the movies,” said Barnhart.