Taking the kids: Getting creative with gingerbread in new ways this holiday season
The Broadmoor's 2020 Gingerbread creation is the nearby Cog Railway on Pike's Peak

Taking the kids: Getting creative with gingerbread in new ways this holiday season

At some resorts and city hotels, you can still applaud big gingerbread house displays, but more often you will find virtual displays in this pandemic year

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MAKE-A-WISH SANTA LETTER

Help Make-A-Wish Colorado grant wishes by writing letters to Santa! Now through December 24th, as part of its Believe! campaign, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for each letter written to Santa.

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Taking the Kids — and rethinking holiday eats
The patio at the award-winning Botika, San Antonio

Taking the Kids — and rethinking holiday eats

Many families, it seems, are forgoing the traditional home-cooked holiday feast for a restaurant or, like Claridge, a different sort of family celebration. It may be the first year after a divorce or death in the family or simply the desire to do something different.

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In Denver: learning to make tamales for the holidays
The tamales are ready to eat

In Denver: learning to make tamales for the holidays

Tamales are a traditional holiday treat in a lot of the American Southwest and South of the Border. I've loved them since I was a kid growing up in Texas. But I never knew how to make them.

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Taking the Kids — 12 places to see the holiday lights
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade

Taking the Kids — 12 places to see the holiday lights

Cities, towns and hotels, just like many families, are getting themselves holiday-ready earlier and earlier, kicking of the season with holiday tree lightings starting Thanksgiving weekend.

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Fun and festivals without the stress – the holidays in Orlando
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Fun and festivals without the stress – the holidays in Orlando

Welcome to the holidays—Orlando Style. The best part: You don’t have to wait until Christmas week to celebrate since Orlando’s seven famous theme parks and attractions celebrate for 59 days at 20 festive events

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Taking the Kids — and gawking at giant gingerbread creations
Broadmoor chefs Douglas Slape and Erin McIllwain at work on the gingerbread chapel

Taking the Kids — and gawking at giant gingerbread creations

Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, you are likely to discover ever bigger and elaborate gingerbread structures to inspire your home creations

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Building a gingerbread chapel at the historic Broadmoor Resort in CO
Broadmoor chefs Douglas Slape and Erin McIllwain at work on the gingerbread chapel

Building a gingerbread chapel at the historic Broadmoor Resort in CO

The Broadmoor Resort's 17-foot high gingerbread house this year is a replica of the Pauline Chapel, due west of the sprawling resort that was completed in 1919 by the owner of the resort, Spencer Penrose, for his wife Julie as a place of reflection

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