Friday, December 22, 2017

Edaville Family Theme Park Christmas Festival of Lights Fun

I have been going to Edaville Family Theme Park at the holidays since I was a kid.  This past weekend we went to Christmas Festival of Lights and had so much fun.
It is so amazing the expansion that Edaville Family Theme Park has gone through over the last few years.  There is always something new to see.  We experienced Dickens Village which is beautiful.

This area also has the main man, Santa Claus!
We always have so much fun with so much to do including amusement rides, the train ride to see the lights, and Thomas Land!
Thomas Land has been a huge addition to the park with so many awesome rides.
 
So pretty with the snow falling.
The kids had a blast in the indoor play area too.
 So cool seeing Tidmouth Sheds with all of Thomas's friends.
Plus Thomas takes you around on the train ride.  The train ran every hour on the hour.  You can ride the train as many times as you want during your visit.

Evan especially loves going on the train.  Despite the light snow falling he decided we should go in the outdoor car.  He said it was the best view, which was true.  If you want a warmer ride go inside the train.
 Here are some views on the train.
 
 


 What better way than to get in the Christmas spirit?

 The kids will have a blast and so will the adults.
We had so much fun with our friends!

Make sure to head to Edaville USA this holiday season and in the summer too!
 Check out their website or Facebook page for times, prices and details.  It includes all of the rides and attractions, train ride and fun.
Disclosure:  Tickets were provided to me for review purposes of Edaville Family Theme Park.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Win 2 Tickets to Ice Castles in Lincoln NH

I have an awesome giveaway for my readers again!  This time I am giving you a chance to win 2 tickets to Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH!  We went last year and loved it!  They plan to open in early January!
From going last year I learned you need to get your tickets in advance.  They aren't on sale yet but will be going on sale soon so keep an eye on the Ice Castles NH Website:  http://icecastles.com/lincoln/ The time is a half hour range that you can enter the Ice Castles and you can stay as long as you want.
Another cool thing to do is enter before the sun goes down to see the Ice Castles during the day and then stay as it gets dark to see the lights come on.

So pretty as the lights come on.

More about Ice Castles:
The Utah-based company creates magical winter experiences unlike any other.  Artisans spend 4,000 hours combined dripping and shaping icicles while embedding them with color-changing LED lights to create life-size fairytale playgrounds.  The breathtaking works of art have become a must-see winter attraction and social media sensation drawing more than a million people over the last five years to the company’s five locations in North America.  

Since 2011, travelers from all over the globe have flocked to Ice Castles’ locations to walk through the interactive castles.  The castles feature ice-carved tunnels, fountains, slides, frozen thrones, and towers that reach astonishing heights.  LED lights frozen inside 25 million pounds of ice twinkle to music, adding a magical ambiance to the already awe-inspiring structures.  The acre-sized ice castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire is projected to open the end of December, along with sister locations in Midway, Utah; Wisconsin Dells, WI; Edmonton, Canada; and Stillwater, Minnesota.  These magical winter wonderlands are becoming top travel destinations for the fairytale-enthused, millennials and families around the world.
I guarantee you will love it!

Enter below to win 2 tickets!!!

Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets to Ice Castles in Lincoln, NH for my family and four tickets for giveaway for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, December 8, 2017

Cirque du Soleil's CRYSTAL Absolutely Mesmerizing

I have been to many Cirque du Soleil shows but I am happy to report that their new Ice Production CRYSTAL is in my top two.  This show is at the DCU Center until December 10th so get your tickets right away.  If I could describe this show in one word it would be "mesmerizing".
Crystal is the main character of the show and the show allows you to enter a dreamlike world powered by her imagination where creativity transforms the everyday into something extraordinary.  
It is so amazing entering Crystal's world.
For example here it is a pinball machine.

This was one of my favorite parts of the show with lots of performers skating around and jumping up on ramps.  It looked very similar to what people do on skateboards but they were on ice skates going up and down the ramps.  It was so amazing to watch.
The projections on the ice and their backdrop were amazing throughout the show.
The feats that these performers can perform is amazing.  I couldn't believe that this table is on ice!
I love these two performers, the strength they showed was amazing and no mat beneath them!
The music was gorgeous.
Crystal truly had so many performances I have never seen before and it is a truly unique show.
I can guarantee you will not have seen anything like it and never will in the future!
Make sure to get your tickets now!!!! 
Tickets are available for all performances at www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal 
Show Schedule:
Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets for my family to attend CRYSTAL and four tickets to giveaway for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Elf The Musical Family Fun

We were extremely lucky to attend opening night of Elf the Broadway Musical at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston. This show is awesome and lives up to the hilarious movie. 
The show is in Boston from November 28th to December 10th so you still have time to get tickets!
Photo Credit for all show photos:  Jeremy Daniel
Here is the link to buy tickets:  http://www.bochcenter.org/buy/show-listing/elf-2017
Erik Gratton is hilarious as Buddy the Elf. He does such a fabulous job with this role with his quirky expressions and perfect delivery. We were laughing out loud at so many moments in the show.
George Wendt will play the role of Santa. You may remember him as Norm in Cheers! During one of his parts he had a drink in his hand and said Cheers and the audience broke in to applause. He was so funny as Santa. He had so many great lines, we loved him!
A few other standouts in the show were Veronica J. Kuehn as Jovie. She had a beautiful voice and wonderful stage presence.
Trey Middleton played Michael and also had a wonderful voice for such a young child.
The sets were also amazing and made you feel engulfed in the story. Santa's sleigh even flies!
Of course the Boch Center Wang Theatre is a lovely venue!
 
It is so beautiful inside!
This is a wonderful show to see this holiday season! Make sure to get your tickets now!

Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets for my family and I to attend the show for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.