Fun Things To Do This Weekend From Around The Country!
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By: Maria King
Date: December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017
Dec 05, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017
Since 1991. Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place each December during art week at the midtown Miami complex in the renowned Wynwood Arts District. It is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the united states, attracting more than 82,000 collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe annually. Entering its 26th edition, Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries. Check website for exact activities and times on these dates.
Nov 25, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
Over a million lights. A priceless memory. A family tradition. Selected as a Top 10 Holiday Light Show in America by USA Today. The Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show was recently selected as the #4 Holiday Light Show in America in the USA Today Readers' Choice List of the best holiday light shows in America. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, bring the family to see The Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, a wonderland of over 1.5 million lights and the largest on- the-water holiday light display in America. Our signature "Journey to the North Pole" Holiday Lake Cruise visits Santa’s North Pole Toy Workshop where America's Tallest Floating Christmas Tree towers above the lake with thousands of twinkling lights. This season, Santa's elves have a special fireworks show waiting for each visit to the North Pole. A fleet of cruise boats depart every evening through the holiday season to view the magic of the holiday lights across the lake. Christmas spirit is in the air at The Coeur d’Alene... The Coeur d'Alene Resort offers a variety of Holiday Lake Cruises following Thanksgiving Day and continuing through New Year's Day.
Nov 23, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
This winter wonderland includes a drive-through display of over 1 million shimmering lights strung throughout the park. The lights are placed meticulously to enhance the natural beauty of the park’s gardens, waterfall, and ponds. New displays are added yearly, guaranteeing visitors a new experience each season.
Dec 09, 2017
Since 1984, parade starts at Garden Street and Spring Street and ends at South Palafox Street and Government Street. The Christmas Parade includes local bands from every high school in Escambia County, groups from around the region, and as far away as Houston and New Orleans. The Cox Pensacola Christmas Parade profits go to local high school band booster organizations to assist in the purchasing of uniforms and equipment and funding of travel expenses. Preceding the parade is the popular 1.2 miles Christmas Parade Dash, sponsored by the Pensacola Runners Association. With nearly 400 participants each year, the Dash uses the Cox Pensacola Christmas parade route just prior to the start of the parade. The race begins at 5:00 pm and is a maze through the downtown area lined with thousands of people cheering. The course ends at Plaza Ferdinand where a large candy cane is handed to each finisher.
Dec 09, 2017
Since 1971. The Boat Parade will stage on the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, along the docks west of Stranahan House to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Parade travels East to the Intracoastal Waterway as it continues North to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach. It’s 12 Miles of the “Greatest Show on H20.” The parade takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to view from one location (starting locations stagger as you travel north – please look at the bridge closings on this website). Private boats to the giant showboats and corporate megayachts will be adorned with hundreds of thousands of lights, music, entertainment, decorations, celebrities, musical groups, beauty queens and many other exciting entries expected to be viewed by over one million spectators. Parade highlights: Grand Marshal Showboat, Galleria Mall Reindeer Barge and the Santa Showboat.
Nov 23, 2017 - Jan 07, 2018
Since 1962. The sounds of the season resonate throughout our indoor and outdoor Gardens during our musically-inspired display. A towering 18-foot Fraser Fir exquisitely decorated with a garland of musical instruments takes center stage in our elegant Music Room. Organ sing-alongs, strolling carolers, and performances fill our Gardens with festive cheer. Delight in our holiday horticulture showcasing more than 6,000 seasonal plants. Outside, the sounds of oohs and aahs fill the air as illuminated stars twinkle above, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, and a half-million lights brighten the night. The fire pits will be placed at the Hour Glass Lake Pavilion, Peirce-du Pont House Plaza, and Dogwood Plaza. They'll be available every night from 4:30–10:00 pm throughout A Longwood Christmas, weather permitting.
Dec 08, 2017 - Dec 10, 2017
Since 1988. One of the largest and finest FREE admission Christmas shows in the nation. 750 booths of quality dealers featuring Christmas gifts, crafts, jewelry, art and more. For over 25 years, the Christmas Gift and Decor Show has been a Louisville fixture during the holiday season. Make your plans to attend and join the fun! And each year...ALL KIDS GET A FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA!
Nov 18, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018
Since 1926, Activities include a parade, headline entertainment, food and craft vendors in the Landmark Historic District. Fireworks begin at 6:00 pm followed by the lighting of over 300,000 colored lights and 100+ set pieces along the scenic Cane River Lake. Entertainment follows on the downtown riverbank until 11:00 pm. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is one of Louisiana\'s Premiere Holiday Events.
Nov 23, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Experience one of the world's largest collections of holiday inflatables at this year's Christmas Kingdom at the Castle, held at the Castle of Muskogee. Take a drive through the kingdom's winter wonderland and enjoy over 2,000 displays in various holiday scenes ranging from four to 20 ft in height. Bring the whole family and hop on an old-fashioned, tractor-drawn hayride or snuggle up with someone special on a horse-drawn carriage ride throughout the Christmas village. Christmas Kingdom at the Castle will also feature a petting zoo for the kids and a special visit from Santa, Rudolph and the Grinch. Visit the holiday gift shop and create a festive ornament with Santa's elves or enjoy a free holiday movie shown at the castle. This event is free; however, donations are much appreciated. Make your way to Muskogee for a breathtaking, old-fashioned Christmas celebration.
Dec 09, 2017
Since 1962, Ring in the holidays with this Clear Lake tradition. More than 100,000 people traditionally enjoy this event from land and from hundreds of boats anchored throughout the Lake The parade features more than 100 brightly decorated power and sailboats that will traverse the Clear Lake channel from the South Shore Harbour Marina and the Nassau Bay Lagoon to Galveston Bay.
Dec 10, 2017
Since 1972. The Honolulu Marathon starts on Ala Moana Boulevard, which in Hawaiian means "path by the ocean." This phrase is an appropriate description for the entire race course. At the Starting Line is Ala Moana Beach Park, a local recreation area encompassing over 100 acres of park, beaches, swimming and surfing spots. The second mile of the course runs through downtown along Honolulu Harbor and the historic Aloha Tower, a ten- story clock tower which was the tallest building in Hawaii when it was erected in 1926. Runners turn right into Chinatown and proceed through Downtown Honolulu on South King Street. This historic stretch of the course passes Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil; the gilded statue of King Kamehameha; Kawaiahao Church, built with coral blocks from nearby reefs; Honolulu Hale, city hall; and Mission Houses Museum. Registration fee to participate in race.
Dec 09, 2017
Floating lights parade with backdrop of fireworks, Beachwalk luminaria walk with 4000 luminarias, caroling, hayrides, light/decorations contests, free food and drink along beachwalk at 25 bonfire lit campsites, Santa Claus, Benefit for "Make a Wish Foundation" sponsored by the Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce.
Nov 26, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Blanchard Springs Caverns is the setting for this special Holiday event. Local musicians will perform traditional carols in the cathedral-like atmosphere. One visitor said it best, “I was underground but never felt closer to Heaven!” An elevator transports you to the seating area where you will enjoy the beauty of the caverns while listening to regional interpretations of classic carols. At one point your may join the singing or just savor the indescribable sound that occurs in this underground cathedral room. Not only are the matinee performances each Saturday and Sunday this year, but also being offered, with the matinee performances only, is an “Early Bird” special walking tour of Blanchard Springs Caverns. For those unfamiliar, on the tour you will see magnificent crystalline formations, sparkling flowstone and towering columns. For this tour you must be at the cave by 1:00 pm. “Caroling in the Caverns” ticket prices are $20.00 or $27.00 for a combination “Early Bird” tour and matinee performance. Tickets are nonrefundable. Make plans now to attend this Christmas Concert which is sure to become one of your favorite events of the holiday season! Advanced tickets required. Call the Mountain View Area Chamber of Commerce to order.
Nov 18, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place® is a festive, family-friendly celebration with everyone’s favorite Sesame Street® friends in Langhorne, PA. The park is transformed into a one-of-a-kind Christmas wonderland with millions of twinkling lights, festive decorations and whirling rides. Guests will enjoy special Christmas shows, savory Christmas menus, super holiday shopping and a visit with Santa in his Furry Workshop. New in 2016 – Guests will enjoy an all-new holiday sing- along adventure on the Sesame Place Furry Express! Enjoy all of the beautiful lights and decorations while singing along to our traditional Christmas soundtrack, sung by Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Zoe, Telly, The Count, Elmo and even Oscar! Don’t miss the chance to meet Lightning, the adorable reindeer from the movie Elmo Saves Christmas. While you're there, you can also join in some Reindeer Games! Check website for schedule.
Dec 10, 2017 - Dec 17, 2017
Since 1971.Join is for the 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, a time-honored tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, “Arrgh! A Pirate’s Christmas.” The parade begins at Shelter Island and proceeds to Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park, and ends at the Ferry Landing in Coronado. The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is Presented by the Port of San Diego. The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays starting at 5 pm: • Sunday, December 10, 2017 • Sunday, December 17, 2017 Approximate Times at Locations Around the Bay: • Shelter Island (start of parade): 5:00 PM • Harbor Island: 5:30 PM • The Embarcadero: 6:00 PM • Seaport Village: 6:30 PM • The Pier at Cesar Chavez Park: 6:45 PM • Ferry Landing on Coronado: 7:00 PM Boat owners interested in participating in this year’s San Diego Bay Parade of Lights are strongly urged to submit the registration form and the $60 entry fee online at www.sdparadeoflights.org. Everyone who participates in both nights of the parade and passes both sets of judges will be eligible to win a variety of prizes. The grand prize is a luxury cruise on Royal Caribbean.