Christmas Boat Parades in Florida

Christmas Boat Parades in Florida

Christmas lights glow from Christmas boat parades in Florida! Daytona Beach, Palm Beach, Cocoa Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton all host Christmas boat parades on Florida’s Atlantic coast. In addition, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Alafia and Punta Gorda join them on the Gulf coast. Lastly, Leesburg sports an inland Christmas boat parade in Florida. Daytona Beach Christmas Boat Parade in Florida The holidays sail into Daytona Beach Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. Accordingly, the local yacht club

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Christmas Parades in Texas – Saddle Up!

Christmas Parades in Texas – Saddle Up!

Saddle up for one of ten great Christmas Parades in Texas! Enjoy parades through historic downtowns like Fort Worth, Dallas, Amarillo and Grapevine. Likewise, McAllen, Odessa and Lubbock make our list. Or take in a lighted boat parade in San Antonio, South Padre Island or Clear Lake. GM Financial Fort Worth Parade of Lights Join thousands gathered November 24, 2019, for the Fort Worth Parade of Lights. In addition to dozens of floats, guests are treated to dancers, musicians, large

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Christmas Light Parades in California

Christmas Light Parades in California

Looking for family-friendly Christmas fun? Cities and towns across California host free Christmas Light Parades. Salinas, Los Altos, San Francisco, Fallbrook, Fortuna have made our list (and Santa’s)! Likewise, holiday lights shine bright in parades in Santa Barbara, Redding, Sonora, Belmont Shore (Long Beach) and Eureka. Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights The Salinas Holiday Parade of Lights steps off from Salinas High School December 1, 2019, at 6 p.m. To clarify, the parade is always the first Sunday after Thanksgiving

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Silent Night – DIY Crafts for All Seasons

Silent Night – DIY Crafts for All Seasons

Our simple sheet-music crafts make it easy to celebrate “Silent Night” all year long. Use sheet music that you have on hand or simply print free arrangements of the carol (or other favorite songs) available online along with our templates and you’re ready to craft! (DIY instructions below) Bronner’s Silent Night Memorial Chapel is open daily during store hours for visitation and meditation. You’ll be inspired by various arrangements of “Silent Night” playing inside and outside the chapel along with

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Love Is DIY Valentine’s Day Ornaments

Love Is DIY Valentine’s Day Ornaments

The tree? Well, it was love at first sight. I saw it here at Bronner’s and I wanted it: the love child of a 1950s aluminum tree and a German feather tree. Priced at only $16.99.   But I have a rule. I have to know what I’m going to do with something and where I’m going to put it in my small house before I buy it. However … there are exceptions to every rule … and I decided

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When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Decorations?

When Should You Take Down Your Christmas Decorations?

Psychologists tell us that folks who break out the Christmas lights and decorations early, like before (maybe well before) Thanksgiving, tend to be happier than the rest of us who think we have to wait.   Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown says people like to associate with things that make them happy. Since many folks associate Christmas decorations with happy childhood memories of the holiday, putting up the decorations early evokes those emotions and memories and extends the excitement of the season

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Countdown to Christmas!

Countdown to Christmas!

Anticipation … looking forward … it’s what the Christmas season is all about here at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland … and perhaps at your house, too! Many Christians observe Advent as a time of patient expectation, a celebration of the first coming of Christ the Savior to a manger in Bethlehem over 2000 years ago … and a look to His second coming. We love the tradition of Advent wreaths and candleholders, too. Perhaps your church and/or family lights a candle weekly

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Do the Monster Mash This Halloween!

Do the Monster Mash This Halloween!

Love to decorate for this holiday that brings out the sweet tooth 🍬 (and kid) in all of us, along with a few shivers and shrieks? Want to keep it simple and on a budget without having to purchase a whole Halloween village? You can do it!

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Bottle Brush Trees for That Vintage Christmas Look!

Bottle Brush Trees for That Vintage Christmas Look!

You’ll never look at a toilet-bowl brush the same way again! In the 1930s, Addis Brush Company, an American manufacturer of toilet bowl brushes, began dyeing bristles green and assembling them into artificial Christmas trees. These new artificial trees were especially popular in Britain, which had lost many of its trees during WWI. In 2017 Nielsen conducted a survey for the American Christmas Tree Association. Results? Of the about 95 million households in the United States planning to display a

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