Category Archives: Santa Claus

Ann Arbor Santa Mailbox Returns After Thanksgiving

Ann Arbor Santa Mailbox

Last night my daughter asked when to write her Christmas list. This week is the perfect time, with Friday’s return of the Ann Arbor Santa Mailbox on Main Street. Ann Arbor Santa Mailbox Each year Ann Arbor has it’s own mailbox to send letters directly to Santa. Once Santa receives your letter, he or his elves will send a reply. The Letters to Santa Mailbox is once again in front […]

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Don’t Miss Lights Before Christmas at Toledo Zoo

Big Tree at Lights Before Christmas

One of my favorite things about the holiday season are the light displays that can be found around town. Toledo Zoo’s Lights Before Christmas offers an amazing walk through display throughout the entire zoo. From the Giant Norway Spruce, which was called one of the top holiday trees in the nation by Travelocity in 2011, to the Dancing Lights near the […]

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Briarwood Mall Santa Arrival & other Events

Briarwood Mall Santa House Warming & Other Santa Events

It may be 76 degrees in Ann Arbor today, but is November which means Santa’s arrival can’t be far off. He’ll be putting in his first 2015 appearance tomorrow night, Thursday, November 5 at Briarwood Mall’s Santa’s Housewarming Party from 6-8p. He’ll be meeting guests daily beginning on Friday, November 6. This year’s event is called Santa’s Housewarming Party since Santa is […]

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Bye Halloween, Hello Christmas

Move Over Halloween, It's Time for Christmas

Pooh Thanksgiving! Christmas is encroaching on Halloween more and more. As we were shopping the week before Halloween, I saw several stores condensing their Halloween area to introduce Christmas aisles. Halloween was yesterday, so now the changeover is complete. WNIC (100.3) in Detroit has transitioned to all Christmas music all the time. Then on Friday, November 6 Briarwood Mall will welcome Santa. The Briarwood Mall […]

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Throwback Thursday: Christmas Through the Years

Santa's Workshop, North Pole, Colorado, 2009

Christmas Travels Over the years we have had the opportunity to experience Christmas at various locations, mostly as we visited family for Thanksgiving. We stopped traveling at Thanksgiving in recent years, so most of these photos are older. In 2007 we celebrated Thanksgiving at my sister’s in Southern California including a trip to Disneyland. In 2009 we were at her new house […]

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