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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: Family 4-Pack to Santa’s Paradise Express at Strasburg Rail Road

Santa arrives at Strasburg Rail Road for a very special holiday, train event, Santa’s Paradise Express! Kicking off on Thanksgiving weekend, families can join Santa on his journey to spread the magic of the season and to bring a smile to every child. This year, Santa’s Paradise Express will chug along the tracks November 23-25, December 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16, 2012.

Children enjoy a 45-minute train ride as Santa, carolers and musicians stroll from car-to-car on the journey to Paradise, PA and back. Santa greets each child aboard the train and gives them a train-themed gift (for children ages 3 to 11). The holiday festivities continue on the platform of the East Strasburg Station as the air is filled with sounds of the season and holiday decorations adorn the station.

After the train ride, children are treated to old time holiday storybook readings in the caboose at the station. Families can also enjoy the Tinsel Trolley ride (a self-propelled motor car), a warm, fun trip down the tracks, all included in the ticket price.

Santa’s Paradise Express will be at Strasburg Rail Road, Route 741, Strasburg, PA, November 23, 24 and 25, 2012. Also, see Santa December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2012. Coach tickets are priced at $17 for adults, $11 for children ages 3-11, and $3 for kids 3 and under. For a complete listing of dates and times, or to purchase tickets go to www.StrasburgRailRoad.com or call (717) 687-7522.

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Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets for Santa’s Paradise Express at Strasburg Rail Road for Sunday, December 16 at 2:00pm. (Value $68)

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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: 4 Tickets to Winter Wonderettes at Theatre Horizon

11th Hour Theatre Company is ringing in the holiday season with the Philadelphia area premiere of Roger Bean’s Winter Wonderettes. In this sequel to 11th Hour’s summer smash hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes, four best friends set out to spread a little Christmas cheer at Mr. Harper’s annual holiday party. This show features some of the most popular pop holiday songs of all time.

The show will run at the brand new Theatre Horizon, 401 Dekalb Street, Norristown. It begins previews on Friday, December 7, opens Monday, December 10 at 7 p.m. and closes Sunday, December 30. Tickets cost $15-$31. Discount tickets are available for students. Tickets and more information are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone at (267) 987-9865.

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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: Hallmark Disney Recordable Storybook & 4 Tickets to Disney On Ice

This is one of my favorite holiday gift ideas! Every year I find someone to give one of these to. My daughter loves hearing my pre-recorded voice read her a story, especially the times when I might not be around to read her a story. This is also great for family that lives far away! Hallmark has a Recordable Storybook for the right person.

This year Hallmark added two new Disney titles to its popular library of Recordable Storybooks this year, including “The Wish My Heart Makes for You” and “You’re a Hero! All the Ways You Save the Day.” They join other Classic Disney Recordable Storybooks like Lightning McQueen and His Winning Team, Winnie the Pooh’s Plan Bee and What Makes a Princess.

And to bring the enchantment of Disney Recordable Storybooks to life, Hallmark is sponsoring the Disney on Ice tour hitting cities across the nation, including the Philadelphia area!

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Enter to win a Disney Recordable Book of your choice AND 4 Tickets Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, December 29 at 3:00 p.m.

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Pennsylvania Ballet Celebrates 25 Years of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™

Celebrate 25 years of the Philadelphia region’s most beloved holiday tradition, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, December 8-30, 2012 at the Academy of Music. George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ is presented by First Niagara.

Follow Marie and her Prince through the dazzling party scene, a harrowing battle, a glistening forest full of snow, and into the wondrous Land of Sweets. The Philadelphia Boys choir and dozens of local dance students add to the enchantment. See why so many make memories with this production.

New this year! Pennsylvania Ballet is proud to partner with The Salvation Army. At performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, audience members are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for a child in need. Once collected at the theater, these toys will be distributed to families across the Delaware Valley throughout the holiday season and beyond.

Starting at just $20, tickets to all 23 performances of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ at the Academy of Music are on sale now. Tickets are available online at paballet.org, by phone at 215.893.1999, and in person at the Kimmel Center Box Office.

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ performances at the Academy of Music:
Saturday, December 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 at noon and 5 p.m.
Friday, December 14 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 16 at noon and 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 23 at noon and 5 p.m.
Monday, December 24 at noon
Wednesday, December 26 at noon and 5 p.m.
Thursday, December 27 at 2 p.m.
Friday, December 28 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 29 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 30 at noon and 5 p.m.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts and great seats! Ask about backstage tours, special talks with staff and dancers, and dining options near the theater for your group. For tickets and more information, contact Group Sales Manager Arajua Backman at 215.587.6921 or abackman@paballet.org.

Deal: Up to 49% off Max & Ruby: Nutcracker Suite 2012 at Tower Theatre

See Max and Ruby: Nutcracker Suite 2012 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. For $18, you get one G-Pass for seating in the rear orchestra, rows A–W, or the loge on Saturday, December 8 (up to a $35 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour before each performance. Choose between the following showtimes:

  • 1 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.

Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.

For more info and to purchase tickets click HERE.

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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: Cuddl Duds – Women’s Layer Apparel

It wasn’t until I became a mom that my wardrobe consists entirely of sweats and activewear. The upside is that I’m comfortable, downside is that I always look like I’ve given up on myself. With that said, I’m glad I came across Cuddl Duds! It’s a perfect layer for every style & everyday. Their collection of activewear is thin, lightweight, breathable, warm and high quality without the high price tag.

It will be the middle of winter after I have baby #2 and Cuddl Duds Fleecewear with Stretch will be ideal with my adjusting body. They also come in flattering and neutral colors so it goes right along with anything in your closet.

Merging style with comfort, Cuddl Duds is heating up the season with ultra-soft layers to help women stay warm while looking cool. Cuddl Duds invites you to live in layers with body-hugging tops that can be worn with or without a jacket, leggings so thin you can still look sexy in jeans, and hoodies that can be worn with or without a heavier coat. The easy – yet playful – color palette of basic black and navy, as well as neutrals and accent colors makes Cuddl Duds the perfect layer for every lifestyle. Collections include FlexFit, ThinLayer, ActiveLayer, Fleecewear with Stretch, Thermals, Softwear with Stretch, Softwear & Softwear with Lace Edge and Climatesmart®.

Cuddl Duds is available nationwide at Macy’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s and Bon-Ton, as well as online at http://www.cuddlduds.com

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Enter to win your own set of Activewear from Cuddl Duds of your choice!

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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: Photo with Santa Package at Oxford Valley Mall

Santa has arrived at Oxford Valley Mall!

Here are the times you can visit Santa:

  • Nov. 25 to Nov. 29 – 10am to 8pm & Nov. 30 – 10am to 8:30pm
  • Dec. 1 – 10am to 8:30pm & Dec. 2 – 11am to 7pm
  • Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 – 10am to 8:30pm
  • Dec. 7 to Dec. 8 – 10am to 9pm & Dec. 9 – 11am to 7pm
  • Dec. 10 to Dec. 13 – 10am to 9pm
  • Dec. 14 to Dec. 15 – 10am to 9:30pm & Dec. 16 – 10am to 8pm
  • Dec. 17 to Dec. 20 – 10am to 9:30pm
  • Dec. 21 to Dec. 22 – 9am to 9:30pm & Dec. 23- 9am to 8pm
  • Dec. 24 – 8am to 6pm

I’m excited to give you more chances to win Photo packages with Santa!

Enter to win a Photos with Santa Package valued at $39.95 provided by Noerr Programs, which will include three sheet of photos. Check back every Wednesday as I pick a new winner each week from now through Christmas Eve.

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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: Photos with Santa at Franklin Mills Mall

Children of all ages are invited to visit Santa Claus in his special home at Franklin Mills from November 9 through December 24. This is the perfect opportunity to share your Christmas wish list with the man in red and get your picture taken for a special holiday keepsake.

Santa is now at Franklin Mills now through Monday, December 24

  • Mon – Thur: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Cookie breaks at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
  • Fri – Sat: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Cookie breaks at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
  • Sun (Nov.): 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Cookie break at 2:15 p.m.)
  • Sun (Dec.): 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Cookie breaks at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
  • December 24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Cookie break at 1 p.m.)

I’m happy to bring you the opportunity to win 1 of the 4 photo packages available! That’s right, there will be 4 winners!!

Enter to win one of the following photo packages:

Rudolph – $45.99

  • (3) 5×7
  • (3) 4×6
  • (4) 3 1/2 x 5
  • (12) Wallets
  • Includes Digital Download Online
  • $20 Online Credit

Blitzen – $32.99

  • (1) 5×7
  • Digital Download Online
  • $10 Online Credit

Comet – $27.99

  • (1) 5×7
  • (1) 4×6
  • (2) 3 1/2 x 5
  • (4) Wallets
  • $10 Online Credit

Dasher – $22.99

  • (1) 5×7
  • (2) 3 1/2 x 5
  • $5 Online Credit
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Tis the Season to GIVEaway: K’NEX Atomic Coaster

Imagine your child waking up Christmas morning with one of these next to the tree! This K’NEX Atomic Coaster will be a hit this holiday season for kids of all ages. This would be something they’ll be excited to put this together! The Atomic Coaster is only one of the many K’NEX Thrill Ride sets available

Science is nuclear fun when it takes the shape of a mammoth 4-foot tall dueling roller coaster from K’NEX!! Check out the Atomic Coaster that offers over 1,250 pieces, 37 intense feet of track, 2 slick cars and a motor that lifts them into the air before they come shooting down the track in a daring race to the bottom! Color-coded instructions included, with an additional model available for download! 95% of the parts in K’NEX Thrill Rides are Made in the USA. Ages 9+.

  • Includes 1,255 pieces
  • Builds 4 feet tall
  • Motorized chain lift
  • 37+ feet of track
  • 2 coaster cars
  • Requires 2 “AA” batteries
  • Ages 9+

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jcp Holiday Giving tour: Free Firewood at jcpenney Oxford Valley Mall

On Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 9am-5pm in front of the jcpenney at the Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, PA, handsome, burly, flannel-wearing lumberjacks will arrive in trucks and begin to chop and gift wrap complimentary firewood for guests. jcpenney will also be handing out hundreds of thousands of buttons redeemable for exciting gifts with no purchase necessary.

Additionally, through its charitable giving program, jcp cares, from Nov. 23-Dec. 31 jcpenney will invite customers to round up their store purchases to the nearest whole dollar to donate to Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. With more than 25,000 red kettles at store fronts and shopping malls nationwide, this annual fundraiser helps to provide meals, clothing and toys to families who need it most.