Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mark Your Calendar- 11/26 Holiday Parade, Downtown Seattle

Sun, clouds, wind or rain will not keep the confetti snow away....

The 24th annual Holiday Parade sponsored by the Seattle Times is planned for the morning after Thanksgiving in downtown Seattle. A tradition among many locals and other suburbanites who travel downtown for the event to see Santa delivered to Macy's.

This year they are planning on 20 balloon float and inflatables, 500 costumed characters, local marching bands and many other special treats in store for all parade goers.

Parade Details:
Date - 11/27, Friday
Time - begins at 8:45am
Parade Route - BEGINS: at 7th and Pine, to 5th Ave, to University Street, to 4th Ave
Parade Route - ENDS: at Downtown Macy's.

Later that evening:
Shop all day and stay downtown to watch the Macy’s Star Lighting & Fireworks Show.
Time: 5pm
Location: 4th and Pine, corner

If you can't make it, make sure you look for the Holiday Star when shopping downtown. It is a sight to see with 3600 bulbs and over 160 inches tall.

Santa Breakfast Hotline - Open and taking reservations

The traditional Santa Breakfast hosted by the Tim and Dan Watts Guild has their hotline open and is taking reservations.

This is a once a year family event that starts the season off on a fun note and is special for both child and parent. Go to their event link on the Pacific Northwest Arthritis Foundation webpage for more information on the event.

Event Summary Details:
Dates: Dec 13, 19 & 20
Times: 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: Sheraton Seattle Hotel, 6th Ave downtown

Santa Breakfast Hotline: 206-547-1290 from 10am to 3pm/Mon to Fri
(Hotline is only available until 12/10 or while seats are available.)

83rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

A tradition for so many families with the first seasonal viewing of Santa at the end of the parade still brings the excitement out in me. I have watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for as long as I can remember. I can only hope that my children have a similar experience and continue to look forward to this special parade for Thanksgivings to come. This year will be a new experience with a new parade route. For 82 years they have been marching and float riding on the same route.

83rd Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is on NBS on Thursday, November 26th. Check local listings for times but it usually starts at 9am at my house.

Official website with music to get you excited for Turkey Day and THE parade!

What is your favorite float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

ABC Family Countdown to Christmas - 11/10 to 11/30

'Tis the season for holiday family movies to watch. ABC Family has a collection of family friendly movies sure to please both kids and parents. Check out their schedule of new holiday classics like Snow, Snow 2: Brain Freeze, Holiday in Handcuffs, Snowglobe and many more.

New this holiday season is The Dog Who Saved Christmas that premieres Sunday, November 29th at 7/8 central. Check local cable listings for ABC Family at your home, it is sure to be a tradition this holiday season, if not for your kids than maybe for you!

11/10 Family Movie Release - UP

Release Date: 11/10/09

Movie Description: A retired salesman (Ed Asner) is part dreamer as he wonders what his last adventure will be. He used to sell balloons and starts to fill thousands of them with helium in an effort to lift his house "UP" in to the sky on an adventure. He doesn't realize that he has a stowaway to join him on his trip, an 8 year year old boy who happened to walk on to his front porch at the wrong time. As they start a journey, they come across new friends and places.

Movie Website: Includes preview, click here.
Actors: Ed Asner
Rating: PG
Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Reserve your copy at for only $1 plus tax per night. Pick up and drop off at any location nationwide.

Back in the swing of things....

Some of you may have wondered where I have been all this time or if I just decided to quit writing.... Well truthfully, I was burnt out. As a working mom of 2 young ones and a few life changes in the last year caused me to take a step back and regroup. I had no idea how fast time would fly by or how much I would miss blogging.

To give you a short update, my family and I are doing well and enjoying what blessings life brings. I have missed blogging and helping other mom's like me find local activities to go to. I will not be taking a break any time soon and am now back in the swing of things.

Evergreen Momma (E.Momma)