Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 46th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds this holiday season. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme: “Arrgh! A Pirate’s Christmas!” The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. This year, for the 2nd time, the parade will proceed to the pier at Cesar Chavez Park before making the turn to Coronado, giving spectators another area to view the parade. Spectators can view the parade from any of the following waterfront viewpoints: Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, the Pier at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ferry Landing in Coronado.
Get in the Christmas spirit! This magical event is especially for children. It features Santa arriving by fire engine, a Polar Express ride to visit with Santa, crafts, carols and holiday fun. Craft and resale vendors will be selling a variety of holiday items. Do you like to sing? Share your talent in the Bates singing contest called “The Christmas Voice!”
Go wild this holiday season at the San Diego Zoo’s annual celebration, Jungle Bells! Jungle Bells guests will be treated to seasonal decorations, animal experiences, costumed characters, live entertainment and more. The Zoo will be aglow with holiday cheer and activities to keep the whole family jolly. Guests can watch as animals enjoy unique enrichment treats and guests can sample treats of their own offered at many of the Zoo’s restaurants and food stands. Don’t miss out on holiday shopping at the Zoo’s retail locations, or the holiday happy hour at Albert’s Restaurant—Happy Holidays Happens—with discounted drinks and appetizers available from 3 to 5 p.m. each day of Jungle Bells.
Don’t you just love it when your child tells you a joke and you don’t know how to react because it literally makes no sense? They think it’s the funny thing in the world, so you just laugh anyway. Good news…we have a few jokes you can tell your child that they will roll on the floor laughing over. They’ll also have fun sharing them at school or with their friends, or possibly you again.
- What do you call Santa when he stops moving?
- Why was the little boy so cold on Christmas morning?
Because it was Decembrrrrr!
- What comes at the end of Christmas Day?
The letter “Y!”
- What do snowmen eat for breakfast?
- Why do mummies like Christmas so much?
Because of all the wrapping!
- What does an elf study in school?
- What do you get if you mix a vampire with a snowman?
- What is a cow’s favorite holiday?
To see the whole list of these hilarious jokes, go to redtricycle.com
If your kids are beginning to question the existence of Santa, then it’s time you start thinking of ways to ensure them that he rally exists. But how do you do that when he doesn’t really exist? Luckily there are some ideas here from Popsugar.com that can help you.
One of the biggest things we forget most of the time is wrapping paper. Kids will notice and question why Santa’s presents are wrapped in the same exact paper mommy keeps in the closet. Be sure to buy special wrapping paper and hide it! This way you can wrap Santa’s gifts in that paper and no one will be the wiser. Also if you don’t think kids will notice that the “love Mom and Dad” signatures on the tags looks just like Santa’s signature, your wrong. Try writing Santa’s gift tags with your non – dominate hand, or have a friend do it for you.
One thing I remember as a kid is why would Santa deliver toys that need to be put together? I thought that’s what elves were for. Go the extra mile on the toys that need assembly and put them together before placing them under the tree. It’s also a good idea to hide gifts before the big morning like your life depends on it. Don’t just shove them under the bed, or on the top shelf of the closet. Get creative in your hiding places because trust me – kids will look and they will find.
In this day and age with computers, your life just got a little easier. Make the illusion of Santa’s arrival really hit home by tracking his flight path online. Use North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker . It’s a guaranteed way to seal the secret.
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