It’s almost December! Whose ready for Christmas events…Week 1

Can you believe that we are almost to December?  I can’t believe it!  Christmas is my most favorite time of the year – It is not only the celebration of my Lord and Saviors birth…which is enough in itself!  The weather is usually (if we are lucky in Texas) cold or at least cooler, all the decorations and lights just make me SO happy!

Now that we are a family of 4…with 1 on the way, I have been wanting to make plans to make more memories and traditions in our little family.  In order to do that, I have done some research on some of the fun events that we can take part in around our area.  I mentioned it on facebook and some people asked for me to share…so I am!  Here is the first week of activities…just FYI – this list is not all inclusive of ALL events around, but the ones that I thought were the best fit for us. Just click on the title to link to more details!

Friday, November 30th – Holly Days at Keller Town Center

Float at Holly Jolly Light Parade

Date: 11/30/2012 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: One non-perishable canned good donated to the Community Storehouse
Location: Keller Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX  76248

The plaza will come to life with lights and holiday activities.  Enjoy the Very Merry Light Parade, lighting of the community Christmas tree, a two-lane tubing hill, Santa’s arrival, gingerbread house decorating, and lots of stage entertainment. You can participate in the Santa Scurry 5K or make crafts in the Jingle Bell Zone.


Saturday, December 1st – Breakfast with Santa

Pre-Registration RequiredPicture of little girl with Santa Hat
Date:
12/1/2012 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost: $10 per participant
Location: The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller, TX  76248

Tickets are sold in hourly time slots of 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m.  Admission is limited, so be sure and register early!  Children will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap, give him their wish list and have their picture taken with the jolly old man and his wife. While waiting to visit with Santa, a variety of activities will be offered including arts and crafts, face painting, and breakfast provided by McDonalds. Register online here

Saturday, December 1st – Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade

Date: 12/1/2012 10:00 AM
Cost: Bleacher seats for sale here
Location: Downtown Dallas – Parade map here

Saturday, December 1st – Christmas in the Stockyards

Date: 12/1/2012 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost:  Free
Location: The Stockyard Station – 130 East Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164

Join the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in celebrating Christmas on Exchange Avenue. There will be a tree lighting, a holiday spirit parade, games for kids with Radio Disney, chicken roping, visiting with Cowboy Santa, and much more.

Timeline:

12-3pm Santa in Stockyards Station
12-3pm Holiday Face Painter in Stockyards Station
1-3pm Letters to Santa-Inside Stockyards Station
1:30-2:30pm Cow Camp-Behind Exchange Building
2-4pm Coloring Station inside Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
2-5pm Armadillo Races-Exchange Lawn
2-5pm Radio Disney inside Stockyards Station
2-6pm Chicken Roping/Petting Zoo/Pony Rides-Exchange Lawn
3pm Legends of Texas Melodrama-Visitors Center Lawn
3:30pm Parade line up
4pm Cattle Drive
4:05pm Parade
4:30pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree- Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building Lawn
4:35-5pm Caroling with Cowtown Opry- Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building Lawn
4:35-6pm Santa available after parade- Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building Lawn

Saturday, December 1st – Nash Farm Victorian ChristmasScuba Santa

Date: 12/1/2012 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost:  Free
Location: Nash Farm – 626 Ball St., Grapevine, TX

Celebrate Christmas much like the earliest Grapevine settlers! Come to Grapevine’s Nash Farm to celebrate Victorian Christmas. See what a Victorian, handmade Christmas was like as you make traditional ornaments, hear Christmas stories, enjoy a hot wassail and homemade cookies.

Thursday, December 6th – Downtown Grapevine Parade of LightsChristmas Lights in Grapevine, TX

Date:  12/6/12 at 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Where:  Historic Downtown Grapevine

Bring the entire family to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas, this Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float!

Thursday, December 6th – Grapevine Twinkle Light Boat ParadeTwinkle Light Boat Parade

Date:  12/6/12 at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost:  Free
Where:  Lake Grapevine

If you’re looking for a different sort of Christmas parade to float your boat, make your way to Lake Grapevine. The Twinkle Lights Boat Parade is one of the most unique Christmas parades you will ever see. See watercrafts decorated in all of the finest sparkling lights to celebrate the season. This floating festival begins at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina, Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake. The parade is visible from the shores of Lake Grapevine.
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Great Deal: We love Legos…and Legoland!

At our house Legos have become quite a big deal.  Jude is now 5 and he has begun to get really into Legos.  We had a Star Wars birthday and it began with all the really cool Star Wars Lego ships and characters.  Then we have a Legoland that is not too far from us that we went to visit and he LOVED it!  I have a feeling that this Christmas will be filled with lots of fun lego projects to build:)

Well…you may be thinking…what does this have to do with a “great deal”?  I found two things that I thought I would share with all the other boy mommies out there!  I have been researching holiday events in our area and while researching I ran across a great deal for Legoland year passes!

Legoland and Sea Life are both having GREAT deal on Annual Passes for the month of November.  Usually an individual year pass is $64.95 and for November it is $37.89 and the family pass (including 4 family members) is usually @216.50 and for November it is $108.25!  That is 50% off and really you only have to go a few times to get your moneys worth.  Click here to find your local Legoland.

The second thing that is available is a free Lego Club magazine.  It is really simple and I just signed up today!  Jude will be so excited to get his own mail and to take the time to look through and see all the fun stuff included.

Hope you enjoy!

Christie