Family Fun for the Holidays . . .

Black Friday conjurs up visions of throngs of people pushing, shoving, tugging, and cajoling their way to the head of the crowds or to be first in line to pay for their hard-fought bargains.  Aside from all that chaos though, it also marks the beginning of the  season to be merry, be it Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, and for the most part ignites the holiday spirit in many folks.

Get-packin.com wants to help kick-start the holiday spirit as well, but, our contribution is to help you find fun places to go, especially with the family.  So, pull up your easy chair, bring the whole gang in, and check out all these holiday events, like A Very  Furry Christmas” at Sesame Place, located in Langhorne, PA., about 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of New York City.
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Holiday Madness Is Here!

Diyas (oil lamp) during Diwali-wikipedia

This is just a crazy time of year. According to Hallmark, there are 8 major holidays crammed into the short time span from October 31- December 31. That averages out a holiday every 11.5 Days!  Some of these holidays have been celebrated since the pilgrims first set foot on these shores, while others are recently recognized in the United States. For instance, although Diwali has been celebrated in India for centuries, it has only recently gained popularity as major holiday in this country. 8 Major Holidays in 92 Days- 2011:

October 31- Halloween

November 11- Veterans Day

November 13- Diwali

November 24- Thanksgiving

December 21- Hanukkah

December 25- Christmas

December 26- Kwanzaa

December 31/January –1  New Year’s Eve/Day
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