Holiday Resource Center

As the holidays get closer, we know your plate is getting fuller. Let us help you organize your holiday plans by guiding you through tasks you’ll want to consider, helping you to communicate your plans with your parents, and offering ideas & options to increase income for your business and visibility within your community. 

We encourage you to review and use this Holiday Resource Center to think about, plan, and enjoy this holiday season.

Things to Consider

The answers to these questions will help you create a plan, which will determine your next steps.

Q.  Will you be closing anytime during the holidays? 

Review the calendar to determine the dates your business will be closed. This may have an effect on billing and prorated classes income. Plan on communicating the holiday closing dates with your students/families.

Q.  Are you set up to accept charitable donations in Jackrabbit?

The holidays are a great time to partner with a charitable organization and encourage your families to get involved and give back to the community.  

Q.  Will you be doing any programming to generate additional income during the holidays?

  • Holiday Camps, Parent's Shopping Night Out... - Offer parents an opportunity for some "extra" time for themselves. Plus, you get additional use of your facility.
  • Gift Cards/Gift Certificates - A perfect gift for the holidays! Customize the way you would like to generate Gift Card sales and add them to your Store.

Q.  Will you be holding virtual recitals or holiday presentations?

Current conditions may prevent in-person recitals in many locations, but you may be able to hold a virtual alternative.

Things To Do

After you’ve determined if or how the above will be part of your holiday plans, it’s time to put those considerations into action.

Business Closed Dates

If you have determined that you will be closed on certain days during the holidays, here are some tasks that may need to be completed: 

Charitable Donations

Jackrabbit offers your business the ability to partner with charitable organizations and Accept Charitable Donations in Jackrabbit.


Another great way to offer something exciting is to offer events! Events can be Camps, Birthday Parties, Parents’ Night Out, Open House, etc. This can help you earn extra revenue too!

Gift Cards/Gift Certificates

Gift cards make an excellent holiday gift when grandparents, aunts, etc. want to contribute to a little one’s activities. Learn how to Sell and Redeem Gift Cards in Jackrabbit.


The Recital Module can help you organize and manage your exhibitions, showcases, and concerts. Learn more about Recital Management.

With our exclusive partnership with Tututix you can simplify and streamline your recital ticketing process for in-person recitals.

Additional recital information:

Need some inspiration? Check out these virtual recitals from Jackrabbit clients: Roots Dance Academy and Brava Dance.

Communicate Your Plans

Now that you have your plans in place and you've taken action within Jackrabbit to prepare for the holidays, it's time to communicate those plans to your parents and your staff.

Holiday Emails

Use pre-designed holiday email templates or create your own to easily promote your holiday events and classes!

Additional email information:

Email & Post Closed Dates

Communicate to all your families when your facility will be closed:

  • Email families using email template: 119 Holiday Closing Generic 1 or create your own.
  • Mass email from Families (menu) > All Families.
  • Post an Event Notice on your event calendar.

Parent Portal

Use the Parent Portal to effectively communicate your holiday plans! Designed to help you stay connected with your families at their leisure, you can send a public message to all parents, send private messages to a specific family, and so much more. 

Learn more about using the Parent Portal to communicate with your families: Parent Portal Communication - An Overview and Send a Public Message to all Parent Portals - News & Announcements.

Additional Parent Portal information:

Staff Portal

Your staff, specifically instructors, have a single place to access everything they need, including communication from you!  Use the Staff Portal to keep your staff updated and to let them know what to expect throughout the holidays.

Learn how Staff Portal News works and how to Send Email from the Staff Portal. If you get stuck, use the Guided Staff Portal Setup to get you going!

Additional Staff Portal information:

If you have questions about any information included in this Holiday Resource Guide, please contact us. Click on the in Jackrabbit to request assistance, or click here to book a call with one of our Support Specialists.