Riverchase Galleria, Alabama’s number
one tourist attraction, is giving visitors many opportunities to
celebrate this season. On November 12 at 7pm, Santa arrives at
Riverchase Galleria for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, with a
special performance by the Birmingham Ballet. Children and parents alike
will listen for the bells at the end which means Santa is on his way to
light the tree. Visitors will also enjoy the daily Magic Snow Show in
the food court beginning November 13. On Black Friday (November 26),
shoppers who spend $100 before noon will receive a $10 Shop Etc. Gift
Card. Pet nights with Santa, November 22, 29 and December 6 from 6-9pm,
gives visitors an opportunity to include every member of the family in a
picture with Santa. Merrier Fridays are celebrated December 3, 10,&17
from 4-8pm in the food court, where shoppers will receive a $10 mall
gift card when they spend $100 that day. “Forever Homes for the
Holidays”, December 6-12, 10am-7pm, features local Humane Societies
bringing lovable dogs and cats that are ready for their Forever Homes.
Finishing the season is Birmingham’s Biggest Blood Drive (Red Cross),
December 28-30 from 11am-7pm. For more information on holiday events,
For your next vacation head to Orange Beach Alabama and
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a single traveler ready to explore the area, or a family of four who
visits each year, you’ll find a vacation rental better suits your travel
Fall in love with having extra space
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meals in – a smart way to save money on your trip.
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room check out Arizona vacation rentals on HomeAway.com. From luxury
house rentals to more affordable apartments, you’ll find vacation
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Enjoy having extra space to sprawl out
in, your own kitchen for cooking, and comfortable home amenities.
Strapped for cash? Consider cooking most meals at home, in your own
private kitchen instead of eating out for every meal. Whether alone or
traveling with a group, you’ll find a vacation home is the best way to
Watch the annual tree-lighting
ceremony, listen to holiday music and visit with Santa in uptown Sedona.
Sponsored by the City of Sedona, Sedona Main Street Program and the
Sedona Chamber of Commerce. Festival of Lights, December 11:
Thousands of glowing luminaries light up Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts
Village during this 35th annual celebration. Entertainment includes
musicians and dancers. Visit
www.sedonachamber.com for more information.
Mariner’s Village/Alley & Dana Wharf - Join us 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).
Boat Rides with Santa - Saturday Dec 4th & Sunday, Dec
5th, 10am-2pm. Dana Wharf Sportfishing Docks
36th Annual Boat Parade of Lights "Jingle Bell Rock" -
Friday, Dec 10 & Saturday Dec 11 - 7:30pm, Friday, Dec 17 & Saturday Dec
18 - 7:30pm
You can view the parade FREE from anywhere in the
Harbor, or make reservations at one of our restaurants to view it from a
cozy and warm spot. Dana Point Harbor is at 34555 Golden Lantern, Dana
Find out why more people find comfort at Colorado
vacation rentals than hotel rooms. Booking a condo or cabin rental is
just as easy finding a hotel and often just half the price.
Enjoy having extra room to relax in,
comfortable amenities and your own kitchen to cook meals in. Colorado
vacation rentals make it easy to enjoy a ski vacation.
Rent a condo on the slopes and be a
few short steps from the lift. Not to mention, vacation rentals have
plenty of storage space to store your ski equipment. Visit
8401 Park Meadows Center Drive
Lone Tree (Denver), CO 80124
Bring the family out to enjoy a
morning of fun at Park Meadows on November 13th, where they’ll be
treated to live entertainment, holiday choirs, an appearance by Miss
Colorado, the Denver Broncos’ mascot Miles, Denver Nuggets’ mascot Rocky,
and many more surprises! Visiting Santa? Save time with Santa’s Express
Pass and receive special offers from Santa when visiting him in his
Rustic Alpine Mountain Village. And this holiday season, when visitors
arrive at Park Meadows –Colorado’s Only Retail Resort, they’ll have the
opportunity to win a trip for four to Vail, one of the world’s best ski
resorts. Visit the Santa Village, Guest Services, or participating
businesses, to enter to win the trip or a variety of great prizes
including dinners, ski passes, luggage and more.
Florida vacation rentals before booking your usual hotel room.
HomeAway.com has a wide selection of Florida vacation rentals for most
budgets. Choose from affordable condos, waterfront beach houses, upscale
villas and more.
Enjoy having extra room to relax, privacy from other
travelers and comfortable amenities to make you feel at home. Save money
by cooking meals in your own kitchen, or by staying in.
Located on beautiful Biscayne Bay in
downtown Miami, Bayside Marketplace will be open extended hours this
holiday season with great shopping, dining and entertainment in a
beautiful waterfront setting! Bayside will be open on both Thanksgiving
and Christmas days with live musical entertainment, which will also be
featured every evening throughout the holiday season. Gift shopping is
fun at Bayside Marketplace with over 150 unique shops and international
dining overlooking the Bay.
On New Year’s Eve, Bayside Marketplace
is THE place to be, with live entertainment all day on the Marina Stage
and a spectacular fireworks display that night. Throughout the holiday
season and beyond, Bayside is your Miami Heat fan destination! Every
Heat home game will be featured on the Marina Stage.
Come out to watch the game on their
giant projection screen, while enjoying great music from their celebrity
DJ, fun and prizes!
Located just minutes from downtown
Miami, Village of Merrick Park “Goes Green” as its 50-foot tree is lit
with 55,000 LED lights. The holiday season kicks off on November 18th
with a night of festivities including musical performances and holiday
character greetings including Santa Clause and Rudolph The Red-Nosed
Reindeer. Throughout The Garden, live entertainment including stilt
walking toy soldiers and jugglers will entertain holiday visitors.
Children will delight in the sugar cookie decoration station provided by
Whole Foods Market. Miami’s luxury shopping paradise will offer a
variety of events and live music throughout the season. Village of
Merrick Park’s merchants offer an array of specialty holiday items and
gift selections that can satisfy even the most indulgent wish lists this
year. For detailed performance and event information visit the center’s
holiday shopping 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 complimentary gift wrapping, entertainment, bottled
water and more. Guests can even download a voucher for complimentary
valet parking Thanksgetting Day on the center’s website. Ala Moana
Center has not one, but five lighted trees that flash every hour from
November 13th to December 23rd, to your favorite holiday tunes including
Mele Kalikimaka. 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. Mom and dad can even enter to win a Personal Santa who will
shop, wrap and deliver up to 10 presents (valued to $1,000) to one lucky
Located on the beautiful island of
Maui, Whalers Village welcomes holiday travelers with the spirit of
Aloha during a variety of special events and activities in December
including free photos with Santa beachside on Friday’s and Saturday’s,
the first 2 weekends in December! And of course, no Hawaiian holiday is
complete without free hula lessons, lei making classes, holiday jazz
performances, Tahitian and Polynesian Dance Shows, Frosty the Stickman
Show and the traditional Mele Kalikimaka Show (Christmas Show)! And
don’t forget to check out the daily films showing at Whalers Village
Check the center’s website for
details, dates and times.
Looking for a holiday retreat? Located
just minutes from downtown Chicago, Oakbrook Center is offering visitors
a Holiday Shop & Stay Package through December 31. 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 such as shuttles, valet parking
concierge services and more! A perfect package for serious holiday
For travelers seeking a unique
culinary adventure, Oakbrook Center has you covered with a special
dining package offering a $20 GGP gift card with any $50 purchase
Monday-Thursday at participating restaurants. In addition, diners will
receive over $100 in future savings on dining at the center. Special
shopping incentives apply for November 26th and 27th, along with free
gift wrap for up to 5 packages on Mondays through December 20th. Terms
and conditions apply to all promotions and special offers. Visit
Located at the top of Chicago’s
Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is making Friday’s Merrier this
On Friday December 3, 10, and 17, Mrs.
Claus will be visiting to read favorite holiday stories to the kids.
The first 100 children will receive a
mini plush toy! All kids can register for a chance to win “My American
Girl” doll and outfit, a one-of-a-kind gingerbread house from foodlife
and other great prizes!
Mom and dad will receive a $10 Shop
Etc. Gift Card with purchases totaling $100 or more on those Fridays as
Kick off the holidays in New Orleans
with a special outdoor showing of the holiday classic, Polar Express on
Friday, December 3rd. The movie will be shown at Riverwalk Marketplace’s
Spanish Plaza, located along the mighty Mississippi River. Then
celebrate the holiday season at Riverwalk with Chabad-Lubavitch of
Louisiana for the annual Chanukah at Riverwalk celebration.
Chabad-Lubavitch’s Chanukah event
features music, food and a 12-foot Menorah lighting is on Sunday,
December 5th. This December will be the 20th year Riverwalk has hosted
the Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony on Spanish Plaza.
Chanukah at Riverwalk entertains
visitors with traditional Israeli music, dancing, food and the lighting
of the 12-foot menorah.
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, and
this year he’s bringing some of his Baltimore friends! Santa arrives on
November 19th and will be ushered in by a cast of characters who have
shaped the quintessential quirkiness of Charm City. His Baltimore
home-away-from-home has been transformed with an exciting and
environmentally green design featuring LED lights choreographed to music
to create one-of-a-kind holiday light shows nightly.
Of course, the holidays aren’t
complete without one of Baltimore’s most highly anticipated annual
events - Merry Tuba Christmas when hundreds of festively dressed tuba and
euphonium players will assemble for a special holiday concert. Over 200
musicians come together from not only the Baltimore area, but
Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia! Plan to countdown to 2011 at the Harborplace Amphitheatre, featuring an evening of live music culminating
in a spectacular fireworks show over the waters of the Inner Harbor at
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 www.harborplace.com.
"Believe in the
Magic" Features Santa, Dancers and Celebrities on The Las Vegas Strip.
Fashion Show’s annual “Believe in the
Magic” 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 photos.
Santa is located in Fashion Show near
the entrance to Nordstrom.
OLD-WORLD VENICE AT THE GRAND CANAL SHOPPES Located across from Fashion
Show on The Strip, The Grand Canal Shoppes shine with awe-inspiring
décor featuring the riches of old-world Venice including tapestries,
sconces, chandeliers and wrought-iron embellishments over The Grand
Canal. Live entertainment is presented daily with performances by The
Venetian Trio, Streetmosphere talent and Living Statues. Dining at The
Grand Canal Shoppes offers a gourmet taste of the holidays by signature
chefs including David Burke, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali,
and more. After shopping the center’s 80 unique boutiques, top off the
day with a serenading Gondola ride through the festive waters of The
Score big and look into Las Vegas vacation rentals
instead of instantly booking your usual Vegas hotel room. While the
buffets may be worth waiting in line for, having your own kitchen to
cook meals in isn’t a bad hand either.
Enjoy relaxing in your own vacation
home. Discover the extra room, privacy from other travelers and
comfortable amenities Las Vegas rentals provide.
Whether for business or pleasure,
you’ll be more at ease in a vacation home.
Seaport’s historic pier and cobblestone streets offer a perfect location
to take in the sights and sounds of a New York City holiday.
The Chorus Tree Lighting Ceremony
begins on Friday, November 26th at 6pm.
The event features a countdown
to the illumination of thousands of twinkling white lights affixed to
the 50-plus-foot Chorus Tree, a performance by Darlene Love singing her
hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” with The Big Apple Chorus and a
small-town parade heralding the arrival of New York City’s most
acclaimed Santa Claus.
Kids can enjoy Story Time with Santa
on Saturdays and Sundays through December 19. Of course Seaport
Marketplace also greets visitors with more than 100 retail shops,
colorful carts, cafes and restaurants, to make holiday shopping truly
memorable for visitors from around the world.
Be sure to shop December 2-5th for
special Friends and Family Discount Days to save even more from
888 Southwest Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
Pioneer Place is
celebrating two important arrivals this holiday season! First, November
11th, shoppers will delight with the arrival of the first H&M store in
The international fashion retailer is
known world-wide for offering fashion-forward apparel and classic
basics. Then Santa arrives at Pioneer Place on Saturday, November 20th!
He’ll greet good little boys and girls daily through Christmas Eve.
On Monday nights from November
29-December 13, Santa will even greet furry, four-legged friends for
holiday-hugging photographs. Proud pet owners are invited to treat their
favorite fuzzy companion to a special visit with Santa to celebrate the
On Fridays, December 3, 10, and 17,
all holiday shoppers who spend $100 or more will receive a $10 GGP Shop
Etc. gift card.
Best of all – Pioneer Place offers
tax-free shopping to out of town visitors.
Getting a jump on
holiday shopping this year? Then you’ll want to be at The Woodlands Mall
on November 13th for Santa’s arrival and the Early Shopper Reward offer
of a $10 GGP Shop Etc. gift card with a minimum purchase of $75 or more.
Shoppers will discover several new stores this holiday season including
well-known retailer Forever 21, Shasa-offering trendy styles for young
women, and Fanzz-featuring collegiate and national sports-related
apparel and gifts. On Friday, November 26th, there will be shopper perks
handed out randomly throughout the mall. Visitors could win a spa
package or a variety of small gifts for adults and children. Monday
nights will find Santa welcoming furry friends for Pet Night Photos and
Fridays feature Story Time with Mrs. Clause. Check the mall’s website
for further details, dates and times of all events.
7400 San Pedro
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Santa arrives at North Star Mall to kick off a season of fun and
festivities, in a parade escorted by a full marching band and mascot
characters. Santa will welcome visitors and kids with genuine Texas
hospitality throughout the holidays, while various musical performances
and entertainment fills the air with magic, laughter and song. Pet
owners are invited to bring their beloved furry friends to North Star
for St. Nick’s Pet Pics and kids will delight in Story Time with Mrs.
Clause that bring the fantasy of the holiday season alive. Don’t forget
to get your picture next to the world’s largest cowboy boots sparkling
for the holidays as well. For further details on Santa’s schedule and
performances, visit the center’s website.
For further holiday event information and schedules, log on to
Getaway transforms itself into a virtual snow globe of Christmas Magic.
Leavenworth welcomes you with Roasting Chestnuts, Holiday Characters,
Old Fashion Caroling and a pure simple Christmas that brings a true
feeling of wonder.
With Sleigh Rides, tubing on Ski Hill,
performances of Christmas Harp Concerts by Bronn Journey, a Living
Nativity, Choral Music from Village Voices, Amahl and the Night Visitors
performing at the Festhalle, one of the largest nutcracker collections
anywhere at the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum, there are opportunities
for Holiday cheer everywhere. Santa Claus, Saint Nick and Father
Christmas as well as Frosty, Rudolph, and other Christmas characters and
strolling carolers are all part of the atmosphere. The lights and
decorations on all the buildings, shops and restaurants set against the
majestic Cascade Mountains all around Leavenworth truly make it a
magical setting. Come Monday – Friday and experience the lights without
the lighting ceremony.
Elves have stocked the shelves for
your early Christmas shopping. 100 shops and restaurants are at your
service to satisfy every taste and the most challenging shopping list.
Accommodations are available from rustic cabins, cozy bed and breakfasts
to luxury hotels. Visit
www.leavenworth.org for more information or call 509-548-5807.
Conveniently located just 2-hours north of Seattle, and
1.5-hours south of Vancouver, B.C., Mt. Baker Lodging is your source for
private, self-catered, fully equipped Mt. Baker area cabins, cottages,
condos, chalets, and executive vacation home rental accommodations,
located in the mountain villages of Glacier and Maple Falls, at the
magnificent gateway to the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, and the
adjacent Mount Baker Ski Area!
The Mount Baker Recreation Area is a
year-round playground! SUMMER Guests enjoy great hiking, mountain
biking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, backpacking, freshwater
fishing (lake and river), small game hunting, whitewater rafting,
kayaking, canoeing, swimming, nature viewing, tennis, and golf. WINTER
Guests enjoy spectacular downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing,
snowboarding, snowmobiling, and sledding. Don't forget your camera...the
photography is unsurpassed year-round!
included in the 2011 Holiday Guide please