I'm pretty sure everyone out there can say they spent a lot more time in their homes in 2020. But if you think about it, you probably spent a lot more time in your car, too.

From curbside pick-up to random drives just to get everyone out of the house, people were in their vehicles doing all sorts of things.

And my favorite thing was drive-through, family-friendly events.

Lucky for us in New England, there have been plenty of these drive-through events to fill nearly every season.

First the Jurassic Quest event at Gillette Stadium last summer, then the drive-through Jack O'Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo this fall, and of course each venue then did their own incredible holiday lights drive-through around Christmas.

They gave us all plenty of reasons to pile in the family car and have a family outing.

And my family took advantage of pretty much every one of these drive-through events. We love them, and we are excited to see more still coming.

Like the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru going on right now at Gillette Stadium.

I am happy to see that even though restrictions are easing across the country, these drive-through shows are still taking place.

Personally, I love them. You don't need to be packed in at a concert venue worrying that your kids are going to get lost in the crowd. You don't have to worry about cramming everything your kids need into a diaper bag that you then have to lug around.

You just pack up the car, head to the venue, and enjoy the show without leaving your comfortable seats.

But there are a few things to know to make the experience the best it can be from a parental standpoint, such as:

How To Prepare for a Drive Thru Event

Need some tips for making the most of a drive-through event? Here's everything you need to know for these fun family events.