By Laura Smith
Anyone else besides me having trouble believing that it’s December? Well sure enough, it is and that means the holiday season is upon us. Cities across the country are celebrating in their own unique ways whether that’s by putting on a parade or setting up a spectacle of lights.
Here at VacationPlanning.net, we are fortunate to have several bloggers who tell us about the happenings in their city or region each week. During the holiday season, there are even more events and sights to see in each of these places. After you read the excerpts on each city, be sure to check out each individual blog listed below.
This year will be one for the books in Flagler County, Fla. with the first annual tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1. It will also be the kickoff for the annual Fantasy Lights display, an exhibit of 37 luminous displays ranging from Santa to golfers to the Nativity scene. Photos with Santa can be taken Dec. 5, 12 and 19. Finally, the City of Palm Coast, Fla. will present their annual Holiday Starlight Parade featuring floats, marching bands, food, crafts and musical performances on Dec. 10.
Read more at http://www.vacationplanning.net/blogs/blog_pack/11-11-30/Holiday_Happenings_Flagler_County_Style.aspx
This Pennsylvania region possibly most famously known for its chocolate-themed amusement park also boasts a pretty large Christmas entertainment complex as well. Koziar’s Christmas Village will celebrate its 63rd year this holiday season complete with nearly half a million lights, Santa’s Toy Shoppe and Santa himself.
Also featured in Hershey-Harrisburg for the holidays are the Holiday Trains and Tree display at the Science Center and HersheyPark’s Christmas Candylane. Christmas Candylane features Santa, his nine (real, live) reindeer, a holiday-themed lightshow, rides, games and lots of chocolate!
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Grapevine might not be the biggest city in the Lone Star State but it is known as the Christmas Capitol of Texas. Santa and Mrs. Claus already made their appearances downtown and the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas, comes to town Dec. 1. In addition, Grapevine hosts the North Pole Express, the Grapevine Opry Christmas, holiday movie favorites and more all during the month of December.
For more information, visit http://www.vacationplanning.net/blogs/blog_shapley/11-11-23/Santa_launches_Christmas_in_Grapevine.aspx
Music is the highlight of the holiday season in Abilene, Texas this year. The Abilene Community Band will perform its annual Christmas Concert at the Paramount Theatre on Dec. 6. On Dec. 8, the Quebe Sisters Band will perform at the Paramount for the Big Country Christmas Concert, which will benefit Disability Resources, Inc. Finally, the Abilene Community Theatre along with Chorus Abilene will host their second annual “Home for the Holidays” event – a holiday musical variety show - Dec. 16 and 17.
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