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Kennebunkport 35th Annual Christmas Prelude Presents Santa In A Whole New Way

Dec 3, 2016
For anyone traveling to Maine, Kennebunkport’s 35th Annual Christmas Prelude provides festivities for the whole family.

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How about a quick pre-holiday getaway?


Gingerbread village, Crown Center, Kansas City
Make it an overnight when you head to see that favorite holiday light display or museum exhibit. Go see Santa somewhere else besides the mall. more
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Ushering in the holidays with cool light displays


Beggars, part of Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles
For a lot of us, heading to holiday light displays has become as big a Thanksgiving weekend tradition as football and pumpkin pie. more
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A Mother-Daughter Yoga Retreat To Kripalu in the Berkshires


Yoga Class at Kirpalu
Kripalu, a wellness retreat in the beautiful Berkshires, offers guests a flexible program with the opportunity to practice as much or as little yoga as desired. more
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Visiting Two Happy Midwestern Cities Competing in the World Series


Baseball fans gathering in Cleveland
Whoever wins the World Series, visit Chicago or Cleveland this fall or holiday season and get a dose of happy along with great eats, world-class museums and holiday festivals. more
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October is “Kids Free Month” in San Diego


Learning about Owls at the San Diego Zoo
No wonder families have been coming here for 100 years. San Diego, of course, is a great bet for families all year round — sunny weather, 70 miles of coastline (take your pick of 30-plus beaches), theme parks (SeaWorld and LEGOLAND) and plenty of history more
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On a fall cruise when family doesn’t necessarily mean kids


Norwegian Gem anchored off Bar Harbor ME
even without a lot of kids, the ship was still packed with families — mothers and daughters, aunts and cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, grandparents and young grandchildren, even four lifelong friends celebrating their 70th birthdays more
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Taking full advantage of Halloween season


Terror Behind the Walls, Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia
You don’t need to wait till Halloween to put on costumes, not when theme parks, resorts and haunted attractions have already kicked off special Halloween events more
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10 fall festivals for families


: Celebrate the annual Elk Rut with bugling contests, Estes Park, Colorado
There are literally hundreds of Octoberfests around the country this fall — some kid-friendly — but there are also plenty of apple, pumpkin and harvest festivals from which to choose more
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Grapevine TX – not just a place near the airport but family central


Plenty of family fun in Grapevine
Grapevine, TX, 10 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and in between the two North Texas cities, hosts some 20 million visitors a year, more than half from out of state. more
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Take me back to Chicago – for a father-son weekend and the Cubs!


First selfie ever
Taking the Kids goes back to where it all began -- Chicago -- and a father-son weekend with the Cubs playing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field. more
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