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Guide to Christmas Time at Disneyland with Kids

Although I have been to Disneyland a multitude of times, up until last week, I had never visited during the holiday season. Now that I have experienced the happiest time of the year at the Happiest Place on Earth, I defy Scrooge himself to remain cranky during a trip to Disneyland during the holidays.

Calgary Stampede with Kids ~ So Much More than a Rodeo!

With a top-notch zoo, science center and historical village, Calgary in Alberta, Canada is flush with family attractions. The big draw, however, is the Calgary Stampede. Billing itself as the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, the Stampede is so much more than a rodeo. For 10 days each July, the entire city gets behind this western extravaganza. […]

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations Around the World

When St. Patrick’s Day rolls around each year, everyone wants to be Irish! Also known as the Feast of St. Patrick, this holiday was originally a religious event but it has evolved into a world-wide secular celebration of Irish heritage and culture. While much of the merry-making on March 17 seems to revolve around drinking pints of green […]

Thanksgiving Day Parades – Celebrating Gratitude on a Grand Scale

What could serve more effectively as a symbol of collective gratitude than a parade? Big cities have long served as the gold standards, hosting extravagant parades with gigantic floats and performers on moving truck beds. While Thanksgiving Day parades elsewhere might not match the grandeur of the larger events, uniquely quirky and poignant versions are […]

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras in “The Other Side of Louisiana”

You know that Mardi Gras and Carnival are famously celebrated in New Orleans. But did you know that many communities throughout Louisiana commemorate this festive season too? Come experience Mardi Gras in “The other side of Louisiana” in Shreveport-Bossier. Expect live zydeco music, dancing, traditional Cajun cuisine, king cakes, and float-filled parades with beads, beads, […]

Christmas at Knott’s Berry Farm with Snoopy & Friends

Knott’s Berry Farm hosts a holiday celebration complete with A Peanuts’ Holiday Parade, Christmas Crafts Village, visits with Santa Claus, and even a Christmas ice skating show! Located in Buena Park, California, Knott’s Berry Farm is America’s original theme park. A visit during the holiday season is sure to delight all ages with its fun and festive shows, decorations, and activities.

New York City Holiday Travel Tips for Families

Here are some festive child-friendly activities for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve in New York. I interviewed Fodor’s author and New York aficianado, Meryl Pearlstein, to gather these tips for families traveling to the Big Apple during the holidays.