Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

All Aboard The Polar Express in Hyannis!

All Aboard! The Polar Express comes to life this holiday season as the Cape Cod Central Railway rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket. Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, The Polar Express magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joyously welcome the train! As you stay comfortably settled and warm in your seat, Santa and his helper elf board the train! During the return trip, Santa will greet each child with his signature holiday spirit and the first gift of Christmas: a bell cut from his sleigh. It is said that only children and those who still believe can actually hear the bell ring. Join in the singing as your Chef or Conductor lead Christmas caroling on the 30-minute return trip. For those wanting the magic to last or to do a little Christmas shopping, visit our gift shop in the station for special Polar Express gifts and merchandise. Oh, one last thing, children are encouraged to wear their PJ’s; adults who still believe have been known to wear them, too! So, are you coming? All Aboard!

All Aboard the Polar Express is coming to the Cape Cod Central Railway, visit http://www.capetrain.com/ or call 888-797-7245 to climb aboard.



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What we can learn from the Grinch

“And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
“It came without packages, boxes or bags!”
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

 

My daughter and I have already watched the Grinch (the original & Jim Carrey’s version) about six or seven times already this December. I think there is much to be learned from the Grinch’s story and Cindy Loo Hoo, who despite the community’s fear and disgust with the Grinch, decided that he wasn’t so different from them all after all.
I love the passage above the most from the book, for me it’s a friendly reminder of what the holidays, and Christmas is all about. As a young professional and single mother, the holidays are extremely stressful and I worry about money and being able to get my daughter a few nice things. And then there are my nieces. And my sisters. And my Mom. And my co-workers. And a few close friends. Ahhh!! It’s overwhelming because I like to give meaningful nice gifts to those I care about…and they often carry hefty price tags. And every year I end up in debt over the holidays, regardless of the budget I create for myself. It’s easy to get caught up in the holidays, and I’m guilty of forgetting what the holidays really mean to me and my family. My daughter and I spend Christmas Eve and Christmas together, just the two of us, making cookies and watching movies, and dancing of course. And it’s those moments: setting out cookies and milk for Santa, and when I tuck her in to bed Christmas Eve night that reminds me of what Christmas is all about.
I often doubt my ability to provide for all my daughter’s needs and wants being a single mom. I’m spread t-h-i-n and I have to sacrifice on a daily basis. Christmas isn’t about the gifts; it isn’t about shopping till I drop. It’s about the memories, it’s about love. Under the tree will be full, heck my whole house will be full of Christmas spirit this year because I am blessed; I have a beautiful, happy, kind, healthy child who I am crazy about. She inspires me, she makes me laugh, and she may be the wisest person I know. She is my gift every single day. And that’s not something you can buy in a store.


Happy Holidays from our hearts to yours


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ROCKETTES Boston Christmas Spectacular Giveaway Winner Announced!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER: BRANDON! Happy Holidays & Enjoy the show!!


I am still in awe from watching the Rockettee’s Friday at the Wang. I have to admit prior to the show I wasn’t in a very jolly mood…the holidays, and especially Christmas, tend to stress me out to the max. Walking into the show I wasn’t sure what to expect, and by the time the red curtains closed my jaw was on the floor. The show was ah-ma-zing!! And the Rockettee’s sure did deliver their signature leg kicks! From the glitz and glamour to the props and singing the show was DYNAMIC, we all had a blast!!! I’m happy to announce a 25% discount to the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular AND a GIVEAWAY to the Wednesday December 28th show!!! Details below:

For any non-peak show below, I am offering a 25% discount code!!

Select a NON Peak Performance between Sat, Dec 7th – Dec 28th for your 25% off discount:


12/2/2011 at 8 pm
12/16/2011 at 2 pm, 5 pm
12/3/2011 at 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
12/17/2011 at 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
12/4/2011 at 12 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm
12/18/2011 at 12 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm
12/7/2011 at 2 pm
12/20/2011 at 2 pm, 7:30 pm
12/8/2011 at 2 pm, 7:30 pm
12/21/2011 at 2 pm, 7:30 pm
12/9/2011 at 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
12/22/2011 at 5 pm, 8 pm
12/10/2011 at 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
12/23/2011 at 2 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm
12/11/2011 at 12 pm, 3 pm, 6 pm
12/26/2011 at 2 pm, 5 pm
12/13/2011 at 7:30 pm
12/27/2011 at 2 pm, 5 pm
12/14/2011 at 2 pm, 7:30 pm
12/28/2011 at 2 pm, 5 pm
12/15/2011 at 2 pm, 7:30 pm

Bolded Performances = Peak Pricing/no Discount    


Enter Promo Code: ROXMOM11
*Offer is not valid for Gold Circle - $130 seats, for which there are no discounts. There is a 8 ticket limit on this event.
Pricing                                                Peak                Non-Peak

Orchestra (Pit & Rows A-D):             $130.00                 $130.00
Orchestra (Rows E-O center):            $99.00                    $89.00
Orchestra (Rows E-O sides, P-EE):    $83.00                   $73.00
Mezzanine:                                       $83.00                   $73.00
Balcony (Rows E-J):                     $83.00                   $73.00
Balcony (Rows K-S):                          $74.00                   $64.00
Balcony (Rows T-Z):                          $58.00                    $48.00
Balcony (Rows AA-FF):                     $29.00                    $25.00
Prices include a $3.00 Facility Fee.
You can purchase tickets by visiting: www.citicenter.org/radiocity and using promo code ROXMOM11. Offer is not valid for Gold Circle - $130 seats – 8 ticket limit.

Deets on the show:
This holiday season, THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR® starring THE WORLD-FAMOUS ROCKETTES® returns to Boston… and if you’ve never seen it before, this is DEFINITELY the year to go!  Playing the City Performing Arts Center-Wang Theatre Friday December 2nd – Wednesday, Dec 28th!
This year’s show features brand-new scenes and songs, spectacular new sets, dazzling new costumes, an amazing 50-foot LED screen, and an unforgettable new finale!  You’ll marvel at the incredible precision dancing of The Rockettes® in beloved scenes like the legendary “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” and the stunning reenactment of the first Christmas in the “Living Nativity.”  And you’ll adore the new number “Christmas in New York,” featuring a chorus of Broadway-style singers and a life-sized double-decker bus! This year, through new technology and jaw-dropping new special effects, Christmas becomes more magical than ever before!
Now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky reader wins 4 tickets to the Wednesday December 28th performance at 5pm AND a MEET & GREET before the show with the ROCKETTTEE’S!!!

Mandatory Entry – Leave a comment below and tell me who you’d bring to the show!
Additional Entries: (Please leave a new comment for each extra entry)
1.       Follow Mommy Glow on Facebook
2.       Follow me on Twitter – @MsAlexandraV
3.       Tweet about this giveaway (1 tweet daily – leave link): Enter to win 4 tix to the #Boston Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular from @MsAlexandraV ends 12.9 http://bit.ly/vTvDKm #Giveaway
4.       Share this giveaway on your Facebook wall
5.       Follow Mommy Glow via Google Friend Connect
*Contest ends Friday December 9th at 4pm!! After winners are announced they have 24 hours to contact me.
*Winner will be chosen by Random.org. Tickets will be available at the Will Call at the Wang on the evening of the show.
If you are in Boston I highly encourage you to enter! It’s a remarkable show, suited for those young and old! Be prepared to break out into kicking after you watch the performance!

Disclosure: I received four tickets. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.


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