Dec 092012

Santa's Village Richardson - Polar Scene

Last night, we met up with our brother-in-law and his family at Santas Village in Richardson. This was our first time to see it at night. The twins and I had been there for a day time field trip when they were in Kindergarten, but we’ve never managed to make it there at night until now. It’s only open about three weekends in December from 6-9 pm, so by the time we thought about it, it was usually over.

What a neat place, but boy was it crowded! There’s no charge to visit, which is likely why it’s so popular. We got there just in time to see Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in style in their Richardson Fire Truck — what a grand entrance! The duo stepped off the truck and shook hands with a few folks then off they went to their respective village dwellings. I saw people starting to follow them so I rounded up the twins and did the same so we could find a good spot to wait for Daddy while he parked the car. Good thing I headed in that direction because that was, apparently, everyone starting to get in line to visit with Santa – yikes!

Santa’s dwelling is near the BIG tree with all the lights. It’s iconic so you can’t miss it.

Santas Village Richardson - Reaching for the Big Tree

Here are the twins with their cousin reaching up to try to touch the lights. Sorry kids, it just wasn’t going to happen — but great try and great photo too! Continue reading »

Dec 082012

Cirque Banquiste - Lone Star Circus

Cirque Banquiste Performs New Years Eve Weekend

(See discount code for tickets below!)

It’s almost time for Lone Star Circus’ annual circus extravaganza, Cirque Banquisté! We went last year and it was a wonderful experience!

When I interviewed Fanny Kerwich, founder and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus, she explained to me that renowned circus artists from around the world come to Dallas just to perform in Cirque Banquisté, and they have just a few days to put this amazing show together each year. The show features acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns and contortionists, just to name a few, who perform together to create a fabulous show just for DFW! Continue reading »

Dec 062012

Macy's Make a Wish

Macy’s is raising dollars for local Make A Wish kids for the fifth year, through the Macy’s Believe Campaign.  Macy’s will donate $1 to Make A Wish, up to $1 million, for every letter dropped in the Macy’s Santa Letterboxes between now and December 24.  Individuals can bring their stamped letters to Santa to any Dallas/Fort Worth-area Macy’s to support the North Texas Make-A-Wish chapter. Schools, churches and neighborhoods can get involved in this campaign!   You can find out more at

Plus, in celebration of National Believe Day on December 14th, Macy’s and Make A Wish will grant more than 50 wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions across the country on one day as part of “Wishes Across America”. The real Santa from the Macy’s Parade will be in Dallas on December 14.