Monday, November 15, 2010

(hot) dish: we're giving away FREE tix to Kennedy Krieger's Festival of Trees

With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season next week, we know a lot of you already have visions of twinkling lights and reindeer paws dancing in your head. Why not dive head first into the December holiday action the day after Turkey Day with a non-stop car flight to North Pole...


Kennedy Krieger hosts it's annual Festival of Trees next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (November 26th - 28th) at the Maryland Fairgrounds! A family tradition since 1990 and the largest holiday event on the East Coast, this year’s Festival of Trees will feature a fairyland forest with 600 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. The Maryland State Fairgrounds transforms into a winter wonderland with the ever-popular train garden, hourly live family entertainment and SantaLand’s crafts and carnival games for children ages 1 to 92. Additionally, Festival of Trees showcases more than 100 craft boutiques, making it a great place to kick-start the holiday shopping season.


Admission to the 2010 Festival of Trees is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12 and seniors. Children 4 and under are free.


The best part? Your helping to fund the wonderful services and research of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an organization that dedicates itself to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life.


Want to win a family four pack of tickets? (Who wouldn't?) Just leave a comment on this blog post that tells us what most gets you into the holiday spirit! Want an extra entry? "Like" (cool) progeny on facebook and leave a comment telling us you did. How about a second extra entry? Just follow us on twitter. In order to receive multiple entries, you need to leave a separate comment for each one. Don't forget to leave your email address on your entries! You have until 5:00 PM on Monday, November 22nd to enter!


Look for our sneak peek of the festival next week!


15 comments:

Christina said...

Decorating the house, writing cards and shopping for presents helps me feel Christmas-ey!

olga said...

I look forward to reading what others post. Family was always my "holidays"... the holidays meant spending time with my mom. My mom unexpectedly died on xmas morning last year ('09), so I'm not sure what it will be this year. My daughter was only nine months old. I don't want to forget the magic this time of year can suggest. I don't want to my memories to take that from her. -O.

Cheryl888 said...

Playing christmas carols while decorating the house!

Cheryl888 said...

I like you on FB.

olga said...

Oh! & listening to New Orleans Xmas music. Now, I get it by streaming WWOZ online. It helps. & anticipating getting a live tree at the last minute.

Kimberly said...

Listening to Christmas music and putting up our decorations gets me in the Christmas spirit! Thanks for the opportunity to win a set of tickets! We go to this every year!

Kimberly @The Muddy Princess

Kimberly said...

I like (cool) progeny on FB too!

christina s said...

Black Friday shopping with my mom and sister. We would wake up and be out there at the crack of dawn to make sure we got my kiddos gifts. lol. Then we would get everything else on the list. Later that afternoon, we would put up the tree, decorate and make cookies. This is my first holiday without them becuase the military moved us away from home. This year the shopping is going to be just me and my oldest son and we hope to add many new traditions to our holidays away from home.

christina s said...

i like (cool) progeny on facebook!

lintuan said...

Waiting for my wife to get home from shopping the day after Thanksgiving. After she naps, we put up the tree and all the decorations and eat leftovers.

ilove.punch at yahoo.com

lintuan said...

i like you on facebook :)

ilove.punch at yahoo.com

olga said...

@lintuan- I like that one even though we are last minute tree folks. -O.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing to do each year is going to The Festival of Trees. We purchased an 8ft. decorated "Christmas Cactus" last year designed by McCormick and enjoy it all year. You can't help but get into the spirit after going to Timonium. lfcieslak@cablespeed.com

Lucy said...

Listening to Christmas music, unpacking decorations, planning all the fun holiday activities for the kids.

Lucy said...

I "like" (cool)progeny on FB!