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Family Fun for the Holidays . . .

Posted: November 27th, 2012 by

Black Friday conjurs up visions of throngs of people pushing, shoving, tugging, and cajoling their way to the head of the crowds or to be first in line to pay for their hard-fought bargains.  Aside from all that chaos though, it also marks the beginning of the  season to be merry, be it Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, and for the most part ignites the holiday spirit in many folks.

Get-packin.com wants to help kick-start the holiday spirit as well, but, our contribution is to help you find fun places to go, especially with the family.  So, pull up your easy chair, bring the whole gang in, and check out all these holiday events, like A Very  Furry Christmas” at Sesame Place, located in Langhorne, PA., about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City.

The Big Apple heads to music city, where “A Country Christmas” in Nashville, TN., finds the New York City Rockettes kicking up their heels at the Grand Ole Opry House, or brrrrr, take a tour of ICE, featuring “DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls” – taking place at the Opryland Events Center.

Ahhh, sunny Florida where there are activities galore to be found in the greater Orlando area, or in Miami you’ll find  what’s touted to be the “world’s largest Christmas theme park and free carnival in  Santa’s Enchanted Forest.

Other fun places to be this holiday season include the North Pole, in New York’s Adirondacks, about 12 miles from Lake Placid.

How about a green Christmas, with a twist, like a Christmas tree made out of 245,000 green Lego DUPLO bricks in Legoland during their ‘holiday snowdays’.

The most fun of all just might be a train ride for the whole family . . . . . . . .

Click here  to learn all about the Polar Express train rides schedule.

After a day of holiday site-seeing, what you need is a good night’s sleep in places like Winnemucca, Nevada – so why not visit www.BookRoomsNow.com

Holiday Madness Is Here!

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 by

Diyas (oil lamp) during Diwali-wikipedia

This is just a crazy time of year. According to Hallmark, there are 8 major holidays crammed into the short time span from October 31- December 31. That averages out a holiday every 11.5 Days!  Some of these holidays have been celebrated since the pilgrims first set foot on these shores, while others are recently recognized in the United States. For instance, although Diwali has been celebrated in India for centuries, it has only recently gained popularity as major holiday in this country. 8 Major Holidays in 92 Days- 2011:

October 31- Halloween

November 11- Veterans Day

November 13- Diwali

November 24- Thanksgiving

December 21- Hanukkah

December 25- Christmas

December 26- Kwanzaa

December 31/January –1  New Year’s Eve/Day

Many people plan to visit friends and family or take a much needed vacation for at least one of these holidays, making this one of the busiest travel times of the year. Families are able to take advantage of school breaks and take the kids to visit Grandma, go to Disney World, enjoy a cruise or hit the slopes. Hotels, cruise lines and tour companies all offer holiday specials this time of year. With a little advance planning, the savvy traveler is able to take advantage of some great deals.

What are your plans this holiday season?

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