My husband loves the holidays. When I met him, I was at a point in my life where the holidays were just ehhh. I mainly did ’em for the kids. He made me fall in love with Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas. With a deep love for these special days, we don’t have traditions. Sometimes we celebrate Valentine’s Day the day before or the day after and we’re okay with that. We never have a set plan for Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas either. We have ideas in mind but thats about it. Its not that we’re spontaneous because we are both planners by nature but I think its because our families are in Texas and we just leave it up in the air and try new things. We’re still finding our way.
This Christmas we’ll be doing it “A Christmas Story” style. Lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant. No duck. No turkey. No roast. I’m excited about it. We’re thinking about venturing up to LA. One of the best things about living in Southern California is that we cater to tourists. Disneyland is open. Area hotels have restaurants that are open. Chinatown is open. The Lakers always play on Christmas so LA Live is bound to be open. (I tried to confirm via Twitter but haven’t heard back) And of course movie theaters are open on Christmas.
One of my favorite New Years memories with the kids is driving home on the 5 Freeway, the clock on our dashboard turning Midnight and like magic, immediately seeing the fireworks from Knott’s. It is something the kids will remember forever. Knott’s Berry Farm has helped us create some amazing memories this year so its only fitting to finish out this wonderful year by spending New Years there!
Knott’s Berry Farm will have something for the entire family this New Year’s Eve with a variety of dance music, a family friendly comedian magician, Clueless Remix Featuring DJ Resso and a trip back to the ‘70’s with Elton John – The Early Years. All this plus Knott’s rides, attractions and a Midnight Mayhem Fireworks Show in Calico Square will make Knott’s New Year’s Eve celebration the place to ring in 2013.
We really enjoyed ourselves at Knott’s Merry Farm on Sunday. It was gloomy and rainy but with great company and with awesome things to do… good times simply happen.
Join Macy’s for festive holiday fun when Virginia, Macy’s Santa and his entourage of elves roll into town on their magical holiday tour bus! Hear Virginia’s story as she crosses the country with Santa, then tell Santa what’s on your wish list. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment, as the Big Man is only at Macy’s for a limited time, so catch him while you can!