LEGOLAND! Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights are Here Through January 3rd! #LegolandCA

LEGOLAND! Holiday Snow Days & Winter Nights

By Penny from On the Go OC!

*We received media tickets to attend the Holiday Snow Days at Legoland*

It was a Snow Day kind of day today! We packed up some jackets and headed south to Legoland in Carlsbad.

We were able to cover Holiday Snow Days for Erin and experience all the fun that LEGOLAND CA is bringing to winter on sunny SoCal!

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What I love the most about Legoland is that my whole family can enjoy everything from food to rides.

The Holidays bring out all the festivities. Our top 5 faves per my 8 year old:

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* Snow Play* – The kids loved to play in the snow with their friends. There was plenty of room to celebrate the winter fun with Snow Man building, and he was a huge one! Throwing snow balls at a festive wall was also a lot of fun. They were able to sled as much as they wanted to. There was plenty of room to play for the kids and adults and there was also a snow ball launching area to aim at targets. So much fun for everyone to play with snow in the warm sun!

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* HeartLake City*– Always a favorite to visit. The Holiday show was just amazing. The kids sang along and danced while the Lego Friends came together in a special Winter treat of song and dance and of course friendship!

* Christmas Tree Lighting and Music* – Jenna Elfman did a wonderful job and the live music was magical. The lighting was beautiful and was accompanied with fireworks and snowfall! Everyone really loved the surprises that made the tree lighting so perfect.

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* Fireworks* – This was a pleasant surprise for everyone! The winter night sky was lit up with fireworks to celebrate the Tree lighting ceremony! It was the perfect end to the night!

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* Santa and Lego Santa* – Did you know that Lego Santa is on the grounds!? He is so cute and just adorable. Make sure you catch him and get a hug!

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Chill at the Queen Mary and Promo Code for $26.99 Tickets

Chill at the Queen Mary

By Erin

*I attended The Queen Mary’s Chill with media tickets. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

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Chill at the Queen Mary, in beautiful Long Beach is back this holiday season! Looking for a fun place to go chill out at? Then come check this place out! With a special promo code (CHBLOG02) for special $26.99 tickets, (see more info below,) there’s no reason not to go and have some chilly fun with the ice and snow.

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Chill is transforming over two million pounds of sparkling, colorful ice into larger-than-life, hand-carved ice sculptures in the 13,000 square-foot Igloo called The Ice Kingdom which is located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome, formerly home to the legendary Spruce Goose. The Ice Kingdom is featuring a California holiday theme complete with breaking waves, dancing dolphins and a Surfing Santa. Get lost in the life size candy cane forest, explore the penguin village and slip down three ice slides off of a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary’s bow.

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These hand carved wonders are created by an international team of expert ice sculptures from Harbin, China and enhanced with LED lighting to create a visually awing experience like no other. The Ice Kingdom is kept at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice and guests will receive parkas to help protect against the frozen temperatures.

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If that’s not thrilling enough for you, then try ice tubing! With six lanes of glistening ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long in front of the Ice Kingdom, you are in for a wild ride down the ice. Or try  ice skating under the stars on the 6,500 square-foot outdoor ice skating rink with a view of the picturesque Queen Mary. A holiday village filled with gingerbread houses, holiday carolers, Candy Cane Lane and Santa Clause will fill you with some good old holiday cheer.

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It’s Christmas Time Charlie Brown @Knotts #MerryFarm!

It’s Christmas Time at Knott’s Merry Farm!

By Erin

*Disclosure: This is written by me for GigaSavvy. I do not work for or with any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I will be attending a media event for Knott’s Merry Farm with complementary passes. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.*

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 A Southern California Holiday Tradition

A beloved Southern California Holiday Tradition since 1985, Knott’s Berry Farm’s seasonal event, Knott’s Merry Farm celebrates the Christmas season November 22 through January 4, 2015. This most merry holiday event includes park-wide decorations, live entertainment, festive food, and a holiday shoppers delight with a winter wonderland filled with local artisans. Also, keep an eye out for Snoopy! He’s getting into everything! 😉

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*Enjoy all of the holiday fun that Knott’s Merry Farm has to offer!*

*Merry Christmas, Snoopy!Catch Snoopy as he performs in a brand new ice show inside of the Charles M. Schulz Theatre.

*Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s A Gift of the Magi-will be performed in the historic Bird Cage Theatre.

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*Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting- Calico Stage lights up the season with a musical, whimsical tree lighting once the sun sets.

*Camp Snoopy Theatre Dance & Sing Along- Over in Camp Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus and Lucy invite you to dance, sing and join in on the holiday cheer.

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*Christmas on Engine 41- Climb aboard and meet an ever-changing group of Ghost Town residents eager to share their Christmas plans and songs with you.

*Dickensian vocal quartet-In Ghost Town, the Calico Carolers and country Christmas blue grass quartet, the Ghost Town Miners celebrate the sounds of the season.

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