Christmas 2016: Wichita celebrates with ‘Illuminations,’ Victorian theme

Editor’s Note: This holiday season, we are taking a look around the country at events and attractions that celebrate the holiday season. Today, we look at our visit to two major Wichita events – Illuminations and a Victorian Christmas at Old Cow Town… Wichita loves itself some Christmas spirit. “Humbug” doesn’t fly this time of […]

Christmas 2016: Seattle zoo celebrates holidays with ‘Wildlights’ display

Editor’s Note: We are taking a look at holiday celebrations around the country as part of our holiday spirit this year.   Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo combines wildlife with holiday lights during the annual “Wildlights” exhibit, which runs from today (Nov. 25) through Jan. 1. My daughter Mallory and I took in the event last […]

Celebrating Christmas Bavarian style in Leavenworth, Washington

BY Mallory Trudell Hi, I’m Mallory, Tim’s youngest daughter. You may remember me from such stories as my Hawaiian adventure, or that time we went to North Dakota for a hockey game over Thanksgiving weekend. So, recently I decided to uproot my entire life for a job halfway across the country. Exciting, sure, but also […]

Midwest Christmas celebrations

The turkey has been stuffed. OK, I’ve been stuffed…with turkey and stuffing, and all the fixin’s our daughter Steph made for us. So, now, our attention to turns to the Christmas season. We love decorations and lights. This will be year 3 of no Christmas tree or indoor decorations. Our cat-son Gus loves shiny objects, […]

Wichita celebrates Christmas season with ‘Illuminations’ and a Victorian Christmas

Wichita loves itself some Christmas spirit. “Humbug” doesn’t fly this time of the year. We participated in three holiday-related activities in one day over the weekend. From kicking off the holiday season with a parade to stepping back in time for an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas, Wichita gave us a great look into the Christmas season. […]

Nell Hill’s celebrates Christmas in Atchison, Kansas

I tried to fight the good fight. I was trying to hold off listening to any Christmas-related music until around Thanksgiving. I was willing to start the iPod playlist of about 1,100 holiday songs that week. But, then, it hit me. Omaha has two radio stations already playing Christmas music. I found one of them, […]

Rockettes kick off the holiday season at Omaha’s Orpheum Theatre

  The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” may star the Rockettes, but the show features a lot more talent than just the esteemed dancers. The holiday show opened its 18-day, 34-show run at the Omaha Orpheum Theatre Thursday. The shows include the “Radio City Singers,” actors, additional dancers and, of course, the Rockettes. Omaha is one […]

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