Santa Clause Town

December 13, 2012

Nowadays, the Christmas season and spirit kicks in before we’ve even had a full day to recover from our Thanksgiving Day feasts. Christmas trees are bought and decorated, old holiday jingles reverberate from radios reminding us of childhood, gifts are given and unwrapped and a little more quality time is spent with loved ones. As magical and lovely as the Christmas season is, it passes as quickly as it comes and we collectively set our sights on the new year and eagerly await the warmer weather of spring.

Now this usually is the case across the board. But not always. For the most festive town in AmericaSanta Claus, Indiana – Christmas never ends and is celebrated every single day of the year!

This small town of nearly 2,500 was established in 1854 as “Santa Fe” but had its request to establish a post office denied because there already was a town with that name. From that serendipitous moment, they reconvened and “Santa Claus” was ultimately chosen and they’ve been working for well over 100 years to do right by their namesake and celebrate Christmas year round.

sign courtesy of route 12 The Most Festive Town in America   Santa Claus, IndianaEvery street has a holiday themed name
*Image Courtesy of: Route Twelve

Santa Claus is more than just a town name. You can find an ode to the Christmas holiday everywhere you turn. Every street name was carefully chosen to have some sort of hint of Christmas in it. Who wouldn’t want to live on Reindeer Circle, Prancer Drive, Ornament East or Rudolph Lane? Every business in town have Christmas related names as well. You can visit Santa’s Candy Castle to satisfy your sweet tooth, have a cup of coffee and listen to music at Silent Night Cafe or even grab some dinner with the family at Frosty’s Fun Center.

Beyond the phenomenally decorated homes of Christmas Lake Village and large Santa Claus statues that outwardly show cheer; the people of this small town seem to carry within them the true spirit of Christmas 24/7.This is highlighted by a group of volunteers who call themselves “Santa’s Elves” who have replied to every single letter sent to “Santa Claus” (they get thousands of them from around the globe) since 1914!

Courtesy of santa claus museum facebook post office mail The Most Festive Town in America   Santa Claus, IndianaVolunteers have answered every letter to “Santa Claus” since 1914!

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Biggest Gingerbread House

December 1, 2012

In keeping with its annual tradition, Walt Disney World’s Grand Floridian opened up its life- sized cookie doorsfor guests to buy gingerbread treats and holiday décor in the lobby of the Victorian-themed hotel.

Santa Comes to Hiller Aviation in San Carlos

December 1, 2012

  • Join us for Christmas Carols by the San Carlos Community Band
  • Cookies, sodas and candy canes
  • Santa will be available from 10am-12pm to listen to the kids Christmas list
  • No Charge for Santa’s arrival – sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce
  • Museum doors open at 9:30AM

Happy Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

During this time of Thanksgiving Celebrations, my thoughts turn to you with warm appreciation for your continued support, loyalty and trust!

May the day be filled with happy cheer and memories that last throughout the years!

Wishing you and yours a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving!

Club Fox Cinco De Mayo Celebration

April 15, 2012

Latin Rock Inc. Presents Puro Bandido And Los Cochinos Cinco De Mayo Celebration!
Saturday, May 5 8:00pm at Club Fox, Redwood City

Latin Rock Inc. Presents Puro Bandido And Los Cochinos Cinco De Mayo Celebration!

$12 in advance $14 at the door

You don’t want to miss this great band and celebration!

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Easter Egg Hunt & Petting Zoo in Redwood City

April 6, 2012

Redwood City is at it again. They are hosting the first ever annual Easter Egg Hunt and Petting Zoo a t the Fox Theater located at 2209 Broadway Street in Redwood City. Times are  Sat. April 23, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Whoever is the first to find the Fox Golden Egg will receive the Grand Prize of the day. Not to worry, everyone is a winner! There are lots of gifts in the Fox Easter Egg Hunt for everyone. Also on hand are the Easter Bunny and his friends from the Petting Zoo. Feel free to cuddle with a baby bunny or check out a pot belly pig. And let’s not forget about the baby chicks and those sweet little lambs. Bring your camera and snap the little ones having a blast.

$10 Regular, $7 Child

 

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Bethlehem A.D. in Redwood City

December 21, 2011

Bethlehem A.D. starts tonight on Middlefield in Redwood City. Bring the family for a walk thru the set of this remarkable scene. Makes you think about the true meaning of Christmas. You won’t be disappointed!

Dec. 21, 22 and 23 from 6 – 9:30. Rain or shine. Free

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Wild Turkeys – National Geographic

November 23, 2011

Kalkoen Turkey

Image via Wikipedia

.Enjoy this wild turkey dance just in time for Thanksgiving. Wonder who won! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/birds-animals/ground-birds/turkey_wild.html

 

 

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Just in time for the Holidays

November 13, 2011

Auke Rec, Auke Bay Alaska

Image via Wikipedia

This is one of the best creative Holiday projects that was done in Alaska. Done like you’ve never seen before. This video from the small Yupiq Eskimo Village of Quinhagak, Alaska , was a school computer project intended for the other Yupiq villages in the area. Much to the villagers’ shock, over a half million people have viewed it. For your turn to view, Click:  Http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=LyviyF-N23A

 

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Goblin Walk in San Carlos Friday

October 27, 2011

The City of San Carlos and the Parks & Recreation Department are hosting this GOBLIN WALK on October 28th!

For information call: 650-593-1068  If more information is needed please see www.sancarloschamber.org

This event is for children under 7 that are accompanied by their parent’s or an adult. The time is 4:00 – 5:30 pm. in the 600 – 800 Blocks of Laurel Street. Please make sure to wear your Halloween costume. Trick or treat at Laurel Street businesses displaying the ‘Goblin Walk Stop’ sign. Pick up your Goblin Walk Trick or Treat Bag at the Downtown Park or from any Goblin Walk Volunteer. I will be volunteering, so please stop by and see me. This is a  Free Community & Downtown Event.

 

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