Q. Why Drool?
A: There’s nothing quite like the Drool Baby Expo experience. Drool is produced by Magic Beans, and a baby expo organized by a baby gear retailer makes for a pretty unique event. Throughout our 13 years as Magic Beans, we’ve established strong and cherished relationships with the very best brands, and these high-caliber vendors LOVE to Drool. Our event features not only the tried and true of the baby world, but also new and innovative products that are sure to wow you.
Q. When and where is Drool?
A: This year’s Spring Drool Baby Expo is on April 18, 2018, and our Fall event is on October 25, 2018. Both Spring and Fall Drool will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, 425 Summer Street, in Boston.
Q. Can promo codes be used on Single VIP Tickets?
A: Due to the extremely limited number of VIP Tickets available (125) and how quickly they sell out, Single VIP Tickets cannot be discounted with promo codes.
Q. Do tickets sell out?
A: Yes. There are only 125 VIP Tickets & 400 Premium Tickets available. Both VIP and Premium Tickets always sell out well before the event, so grab your tickets early if you’d like to receive a gift bag!
Q: How do I get to the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel? Is there parking?
A: The Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel is in the Seaport District of Boston and is attached to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC). See driving directions on their website. We’ve negotiated a special rate of $29 for the hotel parking garage; they also offer valet parking for $46.
You’ll have to get your ticket validated to receive our discounted rate. To validate your ticket, ask a Drool staff member at the registration table for a parking voucher, then head over to the ticket booth (near the entrance of the lobby) to officially validate your ticket. In the event that the Westin garage fills up—or you’d like to check out some potentially cheaper options—visit these lots that are likely to be less expensive:
Lot D-3 Parking
492 Summer Street (on the corner of D Street & Summer St, diagonal from the Westin)
Pay with ParkMobile App, rate varies.
100 Northern Avenue Parking Garage (.4 miles from the Westin)
Pay at garage, rate varies.
Taking the T? Hop on the Silver line. The Boston Westin Waterfront Hotel is just a 5 minute walk from the World Trade Center stop.
Q: I’d like to stay in Boston overnight. Are there any hotel deals available for Drool attendees?
A: Yes! Discounted rates are available for the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel as well as Aloft, a hotel right across the street.
Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
425 Summer Street | Boston, MA 02210
$379++ for single and double occupancy valid for 4/18/2018
Call 1-866-716-8143 and reference “Drool Baby Expo” to get the rate. Expires 3/18/2018.
Aloft Boston Seaport Hotel
401-403 D Street | Boston, MA 02210
$259++ for single and double occupancy valid for 4/18/2018
Call 1-866-716-8143 and reference “Drool Baby Expo” to get the rate. Expires 3/20/2018.
Q: What brands will be represented at Drool?
A: Keep an eye on our Exhibitors page – we’re adding great brands every day!
Q: Who is producing this event?
A: Magic Beans, Boston’s premiere source for baby gear, toys, and surprises. We have five Boston-area stores, one in Fairfield, CT, and a fantastic website, and our handpicked selection and expert customer service win more accolades every day from satisfied parents.
Q: What is the difference between the VIP ticket and the premium ticket?
A: The difference between the VIP ticket and the premium ticket is the value of the gift bag. A VIP ticket includes a Super Premium gift bag with far more than your ticket price in fabulous products and services, plus a gift card to use at Magic Beans, while the value of the premium gift bag is a bit lower.
Q: What items will be in the gift bag?
A: Drool gift bags are full of amazing swag! In the past, they’ve included: full size products, samples, feeding items, mom and baby skincare, apparel, coupons, books, food, nursing accessories, and much more. The VIP gift bag includes a $25 gift card to Magic Beans, which can be used in any of the 6 stores or online at mbeans.com.
Q: How do I attend Drool?
A: Click here to buy tickets to Drool Spring 2018.
Q: Will tickets be available at the door?
A: Yes. Standard and Value Tickets will be available at the door for $30 (Standard) & $20 (Value). However tickets that include gift bags (VIP and Premium) will not be available at the door.
Q: How do I win one of these great raffle prizes?
A: With your purchase of a VIP, Premium, or Standard ticket, you’ll get a fun scavenger hunt card in your registration packet. As you complete the activities listed on your scavenger hunt card, you’ll earn raffle tickets. The more activities you complete, the more raffle entries you’ll earn! When you’re done browsing, come to the Raffle Station, where you can trade your scavenger hunt card for raffle tickets. Each prize has a glass vase in front of it, and you can decide how you want to distribute your entries. There will be Magic Beans team members at the Raffle Station to tell you more about the prizes and offer advice if you need it.
Q: Do I need to be present for the actual raffle drawing to win?
A: No. We draw all of the winning numbers after the event is over and notify the winners within one week after the event. Most of our prizes will be shipped directly to the winners.
Q: Can I bring my children to Drool?
A: Drool Baby Expo is a busy, adult-centered shopping event. Since there are no child-centered events or activities planned, children are bound to get bored. It’s also quite hard to navigate a stroller around an event like Drool, and due to limited space, we can’t provide a stroller check. So while children are allowed at Drool, it’s best to get a sitter for the night. If you must bring your baby or toddler, however, we understand, and we ask that you cart your cutie around in a carrier instead of a stroller.