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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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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Top 10 Must-See Holiday Light Festivals in Michigan

Top 10 Must-See Holiday Light Festivals in Michigan

Nothing screams Christmas like a festival of lights! We are fortunate enough in the great state of Michigan to have more than a handful of towns that display their Christmas thrill with thousands and sometimes millions of lights. We have narrowed down our list to 10 towns in Michigan that are a must-see during the holiday season. (Cities shown in no particular order)

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Bronner’s Christmas Bedroom: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Bronner’s Christmas Bedroom: Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Is your Christmas season full of Go-Go-Go, but you wish it offered a little more Slow-Slow-Slow? We can help! Our Christmas-bedroom decorating ideas will make your bedroom a holiday retreat where you can “sleep in heavenly peace.” We started with a repurposed barn door for our headboard. The red patina of the rustic wood complemented both of our Christmas-bedroom themes: snowmen and the Nativity. You really can’t go wrong with recycled barnwood. We used more of it, along with a couple

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Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Downtown Frankenmuth is a lush garden of delightful blooms all summer long! Approximately 350 flats and 8,000 four-inch annuals are planted along Main Street’s 2-mile downtown stretch each spring. Add 350 huge hanging baskets and you have an eye-popping streetscape, one so beautiful that it was the 2007 America in Bloom Winner for cities with a population of under 5,000. Yes, flowers are serious (but happy) business in Frankenmuth. Dan Hopp, green space manager for the City of Frankenmuth, explains:

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DIY Upcycled Christmas Bulb Craft

DIY Upcycled Christmas Bulb Craft

If you love “light bulb moments” as much as we do when it comes to reducing waste, then you’ll love this simple (kid-friendly) craft you can make in minutes! Give burnt-out Christmas lights a new life when you recycle them into colorful Christmas decor.

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Keep Calm and Camp!

Keep Calm and Camp!

Being a Michigander means a vacation consists of camping in the great outdoors. Nothing is better than sitting around a campfire with family and friends. Don’t even get me started on the magnificent smell of a campfire; it really is one of my favorite smells of all time. That is why I love Michigan so much. No, not just for the campfire smell! I love it because it is filled with SO MANY beautiful places to camp, both in the

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What’s Your Special Message for Dad This Father’s Day?

What’s Your Special Message for Dad This Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for a special gift that says, “Thanks, Dad, you’re the best,” then you have come to the right place! We have a do-it-yourself Father’s Day card for the person you call Dad in your life, and we have hand-selected some of our favorite Bronner’s pieces that will WOW your dad this Father’s Day.

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