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:: Weekends :: Holiday Season 2014

We have hit the 2 year mark in the States and settled into a home we own. There are currently no plans to relocate or move anywhere and so I really want to take time to finally enjoy the holiday offerings of New York City. Plus with the sister here while I am on the last weeks of my maternity, there is no better time to play tourist.

1. Disney on Ice presents Frozen

Mr. P took Clover for the 11am show on Thanksgiving while I hung out with my Sister (and baby A). Clover enjoyed the show very much and we are now proud owners of the movie soundtrack courtesy of Mr. P. Which means I now have to listen to ALL THE SONGS DURING THE SCHOOL RUNS!

Oh.Joy.

At Disney on Ice presents Frozen
At Disney on Ice presents Frozen

2. Santaland @ Macy’s Herald Square + Build-a-Bear pop up

As a treat, we pulled Clover out of school on Tuesday and took her to Santaland at Macy’s Herald Square. I registered for the fastpass; I am not sure Clover would have the patience to go through the entire North Pole Village. She got to sit on Santa’s lap and asked for a train set for Christmas.

The ladies and Santa at Santaland
The ladies and Santa at Santaland

My sister, who has to fly back before Christmas, then took her to Build-a-Bear Workshop for Clover to choose her Christmas present. Guess what? There was a Frozen themed Elsa bear which, according to the sales assistant, came out about a month ago. I cannot believe how popular Frozen still is, more than a year after it came out.

With Elsa bear and her loving aunt
With Elsa bear and her loving aunt

Here are some of the other activities I plan on doing this or next weekend with the kids and Mr. P.

3. Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science (likely this Sunday)

4. Holiday Train Show at The New York Botanical Gardens (possibly the last weekend before Christmas)

Since Mr. P took Clover to Frozen on Ice, he suggested I take her for a Mummy & Clover afternoon at The Grinch Who Stole Christmas Musical. Thanks to the Cyber Monday sale, I purchase tickets using a BOGO offer. We will be watching the Dec 14th show, the day after her ballet Winter Recital.

And when the sister and BIL gets back from their week in Boston and D.C., we are heading to the Food Hall at Plaza Hotel,  more Christmas markets (we did the Bryant Park one on Monday) and more holiday window displays (along 5th and Madison Avenues).

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