Featuring panels with Hallmark Channel and Lifetime stars, the event will be held virtually across four days in December

By Ally Mauch
November 17, 2020 11:15 AM
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The second annual Christmas Con will be held virtually this year in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, hosted by That's 4 Entertainment, will take place on Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. It will include panels with a number of Hallmark Channel and Lifetime holiday movie stars as well as personalized experiences, such as one-on-one video chats, recorded videos and autographs from the stars, which can be purchased online.

So far, the celebrity participants include Melissa Joan Hart, Joey Lawrence, Andrew Walker, Will Kemp, Jonathan Bennett, Autumn Reeser, Cindy Busby, Ashley Williams, Erin Cahill, Drew Seeley, Jen Lilley and Kristoffer Polaha.

Fans can also meet Santa Claus virtually during the event.

"Santa Claus is coming to town…virtually! Since Santa is spending more time up at the North Pole this year, instead of you going to visit him with your wish lists, Santa Claus is coming to visit you!" a post on the event's Instagram page reads. "Children and Adults across the globe can tell Santa their Christmas wishes without ever leaving their home."

This year, a portion of the proceeds from the Christmas Con tickets will go towards a nonprofit organization, Toys For Tots, which collects new unwrapped toys and distributes those toys to children in need at Christmas.

"We are thrilled to be working with Toys For Tots and donating a portion of all proceeds towards helping children have a better holiday season this year. Now more than ever, it is so important to lend a helping hand," said Liliana Kligman and Christina Figliolia, two of the event founders, in a statement.