Monday, December 17, 2012
How ready are you for Christmas?
Monday, December 17, 2012
Christmas Eve is a week away. How ready are you? Are you an organized Christmas shopper who already has everything purchased, wrapped and ready to go, or are you procrastinating buying gifts until later this week. Tell us how prepared you are by voting in our poll, then in the comments, tell us why you got shopping out of the way or why you're still procrastinating.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The Newtown Fire Association will be driving Santa around Newtown borough and township.
Santa will trade his reindeer for a fire engine on Dec. 22, when the Newtown Fire Association escorts St. Nick around the township and the borough. It's an annual tradition that Newtown children look forward to each year. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. According to the Newtown Fire Association, there isn't a specific route. Typically, Santa's tour begins in Newtown Borough. The fire truck reaches Newtown Grant and the northern section of the township later in the day. The trucks escorting Santa use their sirens to alert residents of their arrival, so if you hear the sirens he's getting close. In conjunction with Santa's visit, there will be a canned good drive. Residents can give canned goods to the last car in the fire truck procession.
Friday, November 30, 2012
From the Newtown holiday parade to the annual festival in Peddler's Village to the Christmas in Doylestown house tour, this time of year is packed with festive events.
Nov. 30 Holiday Magic - Stroll the streets of downtown Doylestown Borough, listening to carolers. Keep your eyes open for Frosty and Rudolph as the boutiques and shops stay open late to help you pick out that perfect gift. Free parking and shuttle service from the Bucks County Parking Garage. Hours: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. State & Main streets, Doylestown. Tree Lighting and Santa's Arrival in Newtown - Holiday festivities kick off with a tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Join the crowd at the Newtown firehouse to watch the lights go on. After the tree is lit, the Santa House will open. Children can meet Santa and have their picture taken. There is no charge to meet Santa but donations are accepted. Dec. 1 Santa's Arrival and Country Christmas …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Santa arrived via helicopter Friday at Shady Brook Farm in Lower Makefield Township.
Tips for getting the presents they want without having to hoof it from Newtown to the North Pole.
Santa is awesome, but he doesn’t always deliver the hottest toys of the season on demand to Newtown, no matter how nicely we ask. If the kids – or wannabe kids – in your life happen to have their hearts set on presents that are hard to come by, it can be torturous running from store to store only to find what they really want just isn’t available. Whether your little girl has her sights on the latest Lalaloopsy, your son wants a Hot Wheels R/C Terrain Twister or that “big baby” in your life is yearning for a copy of Halo 4, here are some ideas on how to track down what’s in demand without putting miles and miles on your vehicle in the process: Tips for Shopping in Town If you hate ordering online and love the gratification of being able to…
Friday, December 23, 2011
Finally, the Internet reaches its potential - follow Santa's journey online in real-time.
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and …
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tis the season to have the big sitdown with Santa.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Karl Smith
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Call it a tradition, a routine or just a force of habit, but most of us go to THAT Santa for our annual picture. The reasons can range from personal - you just "like" that one more, to pragmatic - it's the one that's closest to home. Whatever your reason, we hope you'll share two things. First - where DO you go to see Santa and why is that YOUR Santa? Second - share your Santa photo and spread some holiday cheer!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Arrival marked with parade and festivities.
Santa arrives at Oxford Valley Mall on Saturday, Nov. 5. Santa's arrival will be marked with a parade and breakfast for children, according to a news release. Radio Disney will kick off the day at 8 a.m. with a parade before hundreds of Simon Kidgits members settle into the food court for a breakfast with Santa. Along with music, activities and prizes will be given away on the second floor near the food court. Radio Disney will be there until 10 a.m. Neshaminy High School's marching band will also perform in the parade with Santa. McCafferty Auto Group will give out zoom passes, allowing customers to avoid long lines and get their photos taken with Santa via the Santa Zoom Pass Line. Photo opportunities with Santa will continue through …