On Saturday, December 24th The Boulders award‑winning
Latilla restaurant celebrates the Christmas Eve holiday with a festive
prix fixe 4‑course menu with cuisine influenced by the cultures that
touch the Mediterranean, especially Northern & Southern France.
On Christmas Day, the signature dining
room will feature a traditional 4‑course prix fixe celebration menu
highlighting the flavors of the holiday season.
From championship golf, to luxurious
spa experiences and epicurean delights the world‑renowned Boulders
Resort is poised for the holidays offering an assortment of holiday
vacation packages for any pursuit.
Luminaries are strung throughout, warm
fireplaces greet guests with a lobby overflowing with poinsettias and
sunny Arizona skies make for festive holiday play.
A Christmas Morning Horseback ride is
planned, there is a traditional Menorah lighting, hot air balloon rides,
desert jeep tours and evenings bring holiday stargazing tours and
It is that
time of year again: The Holiday season.
a time to be thankful for all one has and a time
to reconnect with family and loved ones. This
Holiday season, why not celebrate in Arizona's
Red Rock country, Sedona? Imagine majestic Red
Rocks with caps of white snow set against a deep
blue Sedona sky...
Also, there are so many fun
events that happen during the Holiday season in
Sedona that this is a trip that can please the
Tucson Mall presents the Santa Welcome Parade
with a FREE Pancake Breakfast at Brio Tuscan Grille for children
10 years and younger on Saturday, November 19, 8:00 am – 10:00
am. The first 100 kids receive a free gift from Santa’s Toy Bag!
Every Saturday from 11am– 6pm beginning November
5, Tucson Mall hosts its Holiday Concert Seriesfrom
local artists and school groups.
This season get a Jump on the Jingle when you
shop early at Tucson Mall. Shoppers who spend $150 on the
morning of Friday, November 25th will receive a $20 Shop Etc.
Gift Card when they present their valid receipts at the Merrier
Shopping Redemption Zone located at Customer Service. Offer
valid while supplies last. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information on these and other holiday
events at Tucson Mall,
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Clarksville, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Paris,
Russellville, Van Buren
Sit on the
bluffs of Spadra Park overlooking Lake
Dardanelle and the Arkansas River to enjoy
Spadra Marina's Lighted Boat Parade on Dec. 16
and 17 in Clarksville. The boats leave the
marina by 6 p.m. and travel east the length of
Spadra Park where they circle around and pass
for a second time. Event-goers can view the
parade from automobiles, or sit under the stars.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at the
east boat ramp to visit with the kids. The event
is free. Spadra Park is located at Exit 58 on
Harbor Open House – Fri., December 2nd- 4:00pm-8pm
Village/Alley & Dana Wharf
to celebrate the holiday
season. The three areas
of the Harbor, Dana
Wharf, Mariners Village
and Mariner’s Alley will
all host holiday
activities geared to
families and children.
Santa is anxious to hear
your Holiday wishes and
is available for photos
(bring your camera).
There are many fun
photos with Santa,
performances by various
crafts, people painting,
carolers and other
start on the grass in
front of Harpoon Henrys
at 34555 Golden Lantern,
Dana Point Harbor (at
Dana Pointy Harbor
Drive). The parking and
events are FREE! (read
Fresno County, located in the
geographical center of California has a fabulous line up of "Holiday"
events each year. One of which is the Annual Trek to The Nations
Christmas Tree. The General Grant as it is known is a giant sequoia and
the third largest tree in the world. This year will be the 86th trek.
The nation's longest running
attractions can also be found in Fresno and this year we will all be
celebrating the 89th year. Consider celebrating with us with a walk or a
drive down Christmas Tree Lane.
The lane offers a display of thousands
of lights, hundreds of trees and approximately 140 homes and gardens
over a two mile stretch decorated for your sheer delight.
100,000 people visit Christmas Tree Lane each year and news of Christmas
Tree Lane has even made the Washington Post as a holiday tradition.
The lights and the action don't end
there though as there is a continuation of brightness throughout the
city, even the Fresno Chaffee Zoo is lit and open for visitors to
celebrate the season with their "Zoo Lights" nights.
There are of course plenty of daytime
activities as well with wonderful boutique craft, art and wine events,
holiday themed theatre, ballet and even WHSL Ice Hockey for that
"winter" feeling in an otherwise Mediterranean climate with over 300
days of sunshine every year.
information on all of these events and so many more or call Toll free
559-981-5500 or 559-981-5500
Westfield San Francisco Centre, the
city’s premier destination for world-class fashion, entertainment, and
dining, is thrilled to announce that it will showcase Illuminique Under
the Dome, presented by American Express, this holiday season.
Westfield’s iconic dome will come to life each night with this
one-of-a-kind animated 3D light spectacular that promises to capture the
imagination of young and old.
Illuminique Under the Dome is a
magical, animated musical story set in a 19th Century toymaker’s
workshop. A lively cast of holiday characters including sugar plum
fairies, toy soldiers, and gingerbread men are brought to life under the
dome. They twirl, drum, and dance in unison creating festive melodies
that contribute to a dynamic mechanical orchestra. The 4-minute show
crescendos as more toys join the brigade and the entirety of the
102-foot dome becomes one gigantic holiday music machine. The production
is an unrivaled “must-see” experience for visitors from across the
nation and around the world.
The 4-minute show will run nightly
November 25 – December 31, every half hour from 6 – 8:30 p.m., except
for Sundays, when the Centre closes at 8 p.m.
American Eagle Airlines, the regional
affiliate of American Airlines, announced it will begin nonstop seasonal
service between Aspen/Pitkin County Airport in Aspen/Snowmass, Colo.,
and both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Los Angeles
International Airport. (read
Bring the family out
to enjoy a morning of fun at Park Meadows Holiday Parade and
Santa’s arrival on November 12, where they’ll be treated to live
entertainment, holiday choirs, an appearance by Miss Colorado,
the Denver Nuggets’ mascot Rocky, and many more surprises!
Experience the magic and visit Santa in his rustic alpine
village near Guest Services on the lower level.
On November 26, 30,
December 1-2, 7, 8-9 from 5pm-8pm, guests can snuggle up and
enjoy an old-fashioned horse drawn carriage ride through the
delightful streets of the Vistas at Park Meadows.
Save time with Santa’s
Express Pass December 10 - 24 and receive special offers from
Santa while capturing those memorable moments with him this
Highland Haven Creekside Inn has joined forces
with two upscale Evergreen establishments to
offer the “Spa Eat Stay” package. Visitors can
enjoy a spa treatment at TallGrass Aveda Day
Spa, 997 Upper Bear Creek Road; then lunch or
dinner at Willow Creek, 29029 Upper Bear Creek
Road; and an overnight stay at the award-winning
Highland Haven, 4395 Independence Trail. As an
extra incentive to “Escape to Evergreen,” each
business is offering a giveaway to package
purchasers: a complimentary “Sweet Feet”
treatment when booking $150 or more worth of
services at TallGrass; a bottle of Prosecco
sparkling wine for Willow Creek diners; and for
Highland Haven guests, a signed copy of owner
Gail Riley’s brand new coffee-table book,
Colorado Romance. (read
Courtesy of Crested
Butte Nordic Center
- With snow already
Valley is preparing to
greet winter in style
Butte Nordic Center
kicks off its season on
Nov. 19, and Crested
Butte Mountain Resort
opens Nov. 23 with free
skiing to honor its 50th
birthday. There are
deals and the chance to
win a free trip.
Santa arrives at Christiana Mall on Saturday,
November 12 at 10am with Mrs. Claus and his holiday friends!
Plus, Radio Disney will entertain families with high energy
non-stop holiday fun featuring live music, interactive games and
On Tuesdays, November 29, December 6 & 13,
children six years old and under can become “Certified Elves” by
completing holiday tasks at various craft stations. Free
giveaways, snacks, coupons and more!
shopchristiana.com for more information on these holiday
events and many others at Christiana Mall.
minutes from downtown Miami, the Village of Merrick Park “Goes
Green” for the fourth time as its 50-foot holiday tree is lit
with 55,000 LED lights. The holiday season kicks off on November
17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with an evening of festivities
including a musical performance by the Coral Gables High School
Choir and holiday character greetings from Santa Clause and
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Throughout The Garden, live
entertainment including stilt walking toy soldiers and jugglers
will entertain visitors.
will delight in the sugar cookie decoration station provided by
Williams-Sonoma along with other children’s activities,
including an arts & crafts station provided by Gymboree Play &
Music and Pottery Barn Kids.
Merrick Park, South Florida’s luxury shopping paradise, will
offer a variety of events and live music throughout the season.
The shopping center’s stores and restaurants offer an array of
specialty holiday items and gift selections that can satisfy
even the most indulgent of wish lists.
Jumpstart your holiday shopping on November 25th
in tropical Hawaii during “Thanksgetting Day” at Ala Moana
Center. All visitors will be greeted at 6am with a special
“cheat sheet” flyer highlighting door-buster specials and
happenings throughout the day, including entertainment, prize
giveaways, and Free valet parking at three convenient locations.
Download valet coupon and “cheat sheet” at
Ala Moana Center brings the North Pole to you
with the Mele Trees of Light in Center Court. Listen to the
sounds of Christmas cheer daily at 6pm, 6:30pm, 8pm & 8:30pm as
the trees light up Center Court and conclude with a snowfall
Kids will love visiting with Santa and riding the
candy cane train. Inspired by The Christmas Gift of Aloha
storybook, this sing-along journey is a perfect way to celebrate
the holidays with the little ones.
Everyone has a soft side for Santa. Bring him
home for the holidays with Ala Moana Center’s FREE
limited-edition Santa Plush with $500 in receipts. Terms and
conditions apply. Visit
AlaMoanaCenter.com for more details.
Looking for a holiday retreat? Located just
minutes from downtown Chicago, Oakbrook Center is offering
visitors Holiday Shop & Stay Packages. Travelers can select from
11 Oakbrook area hotels to receive overnight accommodations
along with a delightful assortment of gift cards, spa
certificates, gift items, special offers and services! Visit
oakbrookcenter.com for details. A perfect package for
serious holiday shoppers!
In partnership with Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday
Magic, Oakbrook Center will feature Polar Bear Magic from
November 18-January 9. The center will be adorned by fiberglass,
life-size polar bears, beautifully decked out, along with a
vintage sleigh that was built in the 1930’s. Shoppers are
invited to take their own keepsake holiday photos with their
families and friends in this unique holiday setting.
On Friday, November 25 (7am - Noon) and Saturday,
November 26 (8am – Noon), Oakbrook Center will feature Shop
Early. Be Rewarded with all kinds of surprises and gifts
when you spend $200 or more at the center, or Relax. Dine. Be
Rewarded at participating Oakbrook Center restaurants and
receive a FREE $20.00 Mall Gift Card with your receipts of
$50.00 or more. Mention this offer and bring your receipts dated
Monday—Thursday from Nov. 28 through Dec. 29, 2011 to the
Oakbrook Center Management Office to redeem your reward and
receive additional restaurant discounts and incentives. Terms
and conditions apply to all promotions and special offers. Visit
oakbrookcenter.com for details.
Plantation is excited to announce its special
events for the upcoming Holiday season, with
festivities including a Christmas Bonfire Party,
Mansion Tours, and Holiday Sunday Brunches. In
addition, the Antebellum Mansion and West
Pavilion are also available as the ideal spaces
for your private Yuletide party.
begins with our most anticipated event, our
annual "Christmas Bonfire Party" on Saturday,
December 3, 2011. This event celebrates a
traditional plantation Christmas with dining,
dancing, and a spectacular bonfire on the levee
that guests describe simply as "magnificent!"
Located in the heart
of the Inner Harbor, Harborplace & The Gallery, Baltimore’s
historic retail and dining destination has a multitude of
festive activities planned for visitors from around the world.
Santa Claus is coming
to town on Saturday, November 19. Join the merriment and take
part in Baltimore’s first-ever Holiday Lantern Parade along the
Inner Harbor’s promenade. Festive lanterns, cascading ribbon
trees, towering umbrellas, bands, illuminated stilt walkers, and
costume characters will come together as Santa makes his way to
his home at Harborplace! Every evening, Holiday Light Shows
choreographed to holiday music will take place on the half hour
Of course, the
holidays aren’t complete without one of Baltimore’s most highly
anticipated annual events - Merry Tuba Christmas on Saturday,
December 3. Over 200 festively dressed tuba and euphonium
players will capture the spirit of the holiday as they blend
their unique styles, rhythms, and progressions for all to enjoy.
Harborplace and The
Gallery offers holiday shoppers national names, local shops and
artisans, along with regional cuisines. For further holiday
event information and schedules, log on to harborplace.com.
on the Mississippi Gulf
Coast, and the holiday
season is no different.
plays, and more are
offered Coast-wide from
east to west
(and everywhere in
between), so no matter
what you are coming from
something is sure to be
close by to help you
celebrate the season! (read
the holiday season are
already evident in New
Mexico. Seasonal art and
shopping events begin
this weekend in
November and December,
visitors enjoy events
throughout the region,
which is magical during
Albuquerque offers true
during the season: from
traditional cuisine to
luminarias lighting the
way throughout the city.
The holiday website,
options, tasty holiday
cuisine and events to
celebrate the season.
The website also offers
recipes and more. Plan
your visit today!
Katherine McDermott Morning Shadows
Big things coming for ArtSpace
Stop by for hot cider, cookies and
great specials Friday & Saturday, November 25/26.
Then, help us celebrate our 8th Anniversary on Friday,
December 16 starting at 5:00pm.
Spectacular appetizers by Chef Earlene Lade, and much
"Believe in the Magic" features Santa, Dancers
and Celebrities on The Las Vegas Strip beginning November 25.
Fashion Show’s annual holiday production features a 35-foot
Christmas tree, Fashion Show elves (dancers), artificial snow
that falls from the mall ceiling, and, of course, Santa. The
show is free and unfolds on the Fashion Show runway in The Great
Hall (near Nordstrom). Santa remains at Fashion Show through
December 24th and is available daily during center hours for
thefashionshowmall.com for more information.
The “Jump on the Jingle” Black Friday event
treats early-bird guests to a $10 GGP Shop Etc. Gift Card, when
they spend $100 or more in center purchases throughout the
morning. Terms and conditions apply.
thefashionshowmall.com for more details.
December 5-8 and December 12-15, Fashion Show
will make holiday shopping a lot more enjoyable. Guests shopping
Monday-Thursday who spend $500 or more at any combination of
Fashion Show retailers can receive two FREE show tickets to Blue
Man Group. Visit Fashion Show Concierge to redeem receipts or
for more information.
The fun doesn’t end on December 24. “January
Jingle” promotion allows savvy shoppers extra post-holiday life
out of their spent gift cards. From December 26 through January
31 customers can drop off their spent gift cards from any mall
or retailer at special redemption areas and be entered for a
chance to win a $1,000 Shop Etc. Gift Card. Terms and conditions
thefashionshowmall.com for more details on these and
This winter, The Venetian will magically
transform into the most majestic winter wonderland Las Vegas has
ever seen with the Winter in Venice holiday celebration.
Grammy-nominated and platinum recording artist, Jordin Sparks,
will perform live during the kick-off ceremony that will take
place on Monday, November 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the front
exterior of The Venetian.
The Grand Canal Shoppes will feature colorful
characters wandering the property, spreading good cheer.
on the largest ice skating rink on the Strip, surrounded by
charming string lights, brilliantly lit trees and warm music.
Enjoy seasonal treats, like eggnog cupcakes, warm apple cider
and delicious hot chocolate.
And as the sun sets on another
crisp winter day, be dazzled by a spectacular light show
performance beyond your wildest imagination.
On the morning of Saturday, November 19, Santa
will arrive in Portland by horse drawn carriage! Starting at
Pioneer Courthouse Square at 9 a.m., Santa and guests will sing
holiday carols alongside a lively marching band.
From there, he
will lead the marching band in a family-friendly parade down SW
Morrison and into Pioneer Place for hot cocoa, the first snow of
the season and surprises.
On Monday nights from November 28-December 12,
Santa will even greet furry, four-legged friends for
Proud pet owners are invited to
treat their favorite fuzzy companion to a special visit with
Santa to celebrate the season. See website for details.
Throughout the holiday season, Pioneer Place
guests will walk through a winter wonderland during the daily
Entertainment will also be provided from local school
groups, Dickens Carolers, local bands and more.
Santa’s in the house
daily at The Parks at Arlington beginning Saturday, November 12
at 10 a.m. Fresh from the North Pole, he’ll be settled in, ready
to hear holiday wishes. Also, he has a crew of elves who are
ready to take a commemorative photo.
On Tuesday, November
15 at 11 a.m., the center is hosting a holiday party and
everyone’s invited to come. Activities include crafts, singing
and dancing, and a quick appearance by Santa around 11:45.
Activities are designed for children two to six, but all ages
Mondays are for furry
friends. Santa loves to visit with his furry friends, so on
Mondays, November 28, December 5 and December 12, we’re hosting
St. Nick’s Pet Pics where you can bring in your cats and dogs
to pose with Santa and the family.
Mrs. Claus is telling
tales four Tuesdays during the holidays for little ones. Mrs.
Claus, is bringing her puppets and her stage presence and will
be telling holiday stories, singing songs and making Story Time
with Mrs. Claus a very memorable holiday occasion for children.
At Stonebriar Centre on Friday, November 11 at
6:30 p.m., Santa is hosting an Open House to show off his home
at the new North Pole. Everyone is invited to come and see this
winter wonderland that’s filled with merriment and surprises.
We’ve reserved a special time with Santa for our
furry friends (cats and dogs only). Bring your favorite tail
wagger for a portrait with Santa on the following three Monday
nights: November 28, December 5, December 12. Capture that
special moment and take home the memory that will last a
November 18, Santa arrives at North Star Mall to
kick off a season of fun and festivities. Then, on Friday,
November 25 at 10am, North Star will officially welcome Santa
and kick-off the holiday season with the Annual Holiday Parade.
Santa will be joined by a marching band, retail mascots and
special guests as he winds his way through the center extending
holiday greetings to our shoppers.
We’ve reserved a
special time with Santa for our furry friends. Bring your
favorite tail wagger for a portrait with Santa on the following
three Monday nights: November 28, December 5, December 12.
Capture that special moment and take home the memory that will
last a lifetime.
And, don’t forget to
get your picture next to the world’s largest cowboy boots
sparkling for the holidays. For further details on Santa’s
schedule and other holiday events, visit northstarmall.com
or visit us on facebook.
Santa arrives at The Woodlands Mall on Friday,
November 18 and will settle into his golden Holiday Castle in
Center Court. Then on Saturday, November 19, the center will
host the longtime holiday tradition of The Lighting of the
Doves. The event, from 3 to 9 p.m. includes music, ice carvers,
snow, and more – including a visit from Santa Claus, of course.
Beginning November 18 through December 23, every
Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., The Mistletones Victorian
Carolers, an a capella group, will be performing favorite
holiday songs in The Courtyard Shops. Everyone will be invited
to sing along (lyrics provided) or just stop to enjoy the
moment. Along with the musical festivities, guests will enjoy
sampling of holiday treats.
For Santa’s furry friends, special Pet Nights are
set for three Monday evenings, November 28, December 5 and
December 12 from 6-9pm.
thewoodlandsmall.com for more details.
As the days shorten, and the cozy
nights lengthen, fireplaces and candles are lit in Washington's northern
communities of Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden, Birch Bay and Blaine, while
thoughts turn to holiday festivities.
Shoppers are greeted in friendly local
stores, music fills the air, Santa is sighted and memories are made.
Numerous visitor‑friendly holiday
events in 2011 celebrate our past, present and future. Following is a
list of highlights:
Nov. 18 B Dec. 24: 32nd Annual Allied Arts Holiday
Festival of the Arts
Nov. 25 B Dec. 24: Fairhaven Holiday Festival
Dec. 2 B 4: Olde Fashioned Christmas in Ferndale=s Log Cabins
Dec. 3: Lighted Christmas Parade in Lynden
Dec 2 B 4: Holiday Port Festival in Bellingham
Dec 3: Christmas Tree Lighting in Blaine
Dec. 4: Whatcom Symphony Orchestra Holiday Treasures Concert
Dec. 11: Whatcom Chorale
Dec. 23: Debby Boone, Christmas Memories
When pretzel sticks become window frames, icing
brings miniature stucco walls to life and gingerbread panels hold
the whole thing up – It's time once again to make gingerbread houses
(and other edible creations) for the Holiday Port Gingerbread House
Contest in Bellingham.
This free contest showcases edible structures
of all kinds – not just houses – and first place in each of the nine
categories will receive a prize.
This season get a Jump on the Jingle when you
shop early at Westlake Center! Shoppers who spend $100 on the
morning of Friday, November 25th will receive a $10 Shop Etc.
Gift Card when they present their valid receipts at the Merrier
Shopping Redemption Zone located on the Street Level. Terms and
The community comes together on Friday, November
25 to celebrate the city’s 23rd Annual Tree Lighting at Westlake
The festive ceremony begins at 3:45pm and will
feature live music and more, along with a special guest
appearance by Santa Claus.
cities are full of
crowds, this holiday
season escape to the
hospitality of the
named a Distinctive
Destination by the
National Trust for
Sheridan, Wyoming is
rich in frontier
heritage, American art,
and seasonal adventure.
Spirit: Celebrate the
season in true Cowboy
style. From Thanksgiving
to Christmas Eve,
Sheridan is transformed
during the Annual
Christmas Stroll .
Picture an old fashioned
wagon with evergreen
wrapped bows, jingling
along Main Street; the
store fronts and lamp
posts twinkling under
sights and sounds of
holidays passed will be
on display from Trail
End State Historic Park
to the Bradford Brinton
and even the WYO
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