Thursday, December 20, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Check out these great events close to home and around the region this weekend.
Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our top regional events: 1. Holiday Triple Threat 2. Santa Arrives by Whirly Bird 3. Skate with Santa 4. Holly Berry Skate 5. Christmas Planetarium Show
Santa's only got ten days to get ready. Here's when and where to see him in person before his big night.
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- Laura Haas
Friday, December 14, 2012
With just over a week left until Christmas, time is running out to see Santa. Take a look at the dates and times below to find Santa at a mall or event near you. Chester County Santa Arrives at the American Helicopter Museum 1220 American Blvd West Chester, PA 19380 Take pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Helicopter rides are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10 per person. Santa at Gardner's Landscape Nursery 535 Uwchlan Ave. Chester Springs, PA 19425 Enjoy a story and sit with Santa in his antique sleigh. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 Photos with Santa Pet Photos with Santa Delaware County Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Springfield Mall 1250 Baltimore…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
What's the best way to reach the jolly old elf and how do you let others know what presents are on your child's wish list?
The old fashioned pen (or crayon) and paper letter to Santa is still very popular, but technology has changed how we all communicate. Most people don’t send each other letters anymore through the post office. We call, text, chat, email, Skype and much more. So, how do you help your child let Santa and your relatives know what your child would like for Christmas? Do you send letters to Santa through the post office or email them? My son in not yet old enough to write a letter to Santa or even dictate one, but I’ve started an Amazon gift list for family member who aren’t really sure what to get for him. I’m happy to have relatives give him what they want, but many already ask us what to get for him, so it seemed an easy way to show everyone …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
It's that time of year again. Find out when Santa comes to a mall near you.
November has only just begun, but Santa is on his way to a mall near you. If you have kids that are anxious to greet him, check out his arrival dates below. King of Prussia Mall 160 N. Gulph Road King of Prussia, PA 19406 Santa arrives at the court in front of Nordstorm on the lower level. Suburban Square Anderson and Coulter Ave. Ardmore, PA 19003 Santa will lead a parade from Trader Joe's to the courtyard. Photos with Santa can be taken on the 4th floor of Macy's beginning at 12:30 p.m. Exton Square Mall 260 Exton Square Parkway Exton, PA 19341 The festivities kick off with an indoor parade, musical entertainment, and complimentary cookies and cocoa. Granite Run Mall 1067 West Baltimore Pike Media, PA 19063 Visits with Santa begin …
Monday, January 2, 2012
St. Anastasia Home & School hosted Lunch with Santa in December
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Monday, January 2, 2012
NEWTOWN SQUARE–A special appearance was made by St. Nick in December at St. Anastasia School in Newtown Square. St. Annies hosted a lunch with Santa in December for the children in the community to meet and greet the jolly old guy.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Patch went out to the community to ask some young locals their take on a topic.
We all know who Santa Claus–some who are all too familiar with that costume year after year–but we wanted to know who these young students at Worrall Elementary School thought of the jolly old man and his profession. Your Kids Say is a video feature for Marple Newtown Patch. Each week, we’ll seek answers from local kids to see what they have to say on a certain topic. Our last topic, we asked Worrall students about Christmas gifts.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
When your kids start peppering you with questions regarding Santa Claus authenticity–what do you say?
Each week in Moms Talk our Moms Council, consisting of local parents, take your questions, gives advice and share solutions. Question: It seems that as soon as the kids start going to elementary school they start to question if Santa is real. They come home and say that "Bobby" said Santa isn't real. They ask you how reindeer fly and how does Santa get in the house if there is no chimney. It's hard because you don't want to shatter their beliefs–you don't want this part of childhood to end. What have you done when your child asked you if Santa Claus is real? Do you tell them the truth? Answer from Stephanie Latchford (mom of 2): I know this is unpopular but I've always told her straight up, "No, but it's fun to pretend, isn't it?" I want …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
This year mark's Newtown Square Fire Company's 47th anniversary with their annual Santa Ride tour.
Newtown Square–Santa came into town Dec. 17 riding a Newtown Square Fire Company truck, carrying on the tradition to spread some cheer to children–both young and old. Carl Ewing, 64, traded in his red suit and white beard to stay behind the scenes in this year's Santa Ride. Ewing, who has been a part of the Newtown Square Santa Ride since its inception in 1963, was the fire company's first Santa. "I've been doing this from the very beginning," laughed Ewing. Ewing admitted he missed one year in 1967 because he was deployed to serve in Germany with the U.S. Army. When Ewing first became Santa for the fire company 47 years ago, he was the only Santa covering the town in one night. The Newtown Square Fire Company now has three Santas, three …