πŸ¦ƒ Smithsonian: Thanksgiving in North America

The Smithsonian’s website has a page dedicated to Thanksgiving in North America.

The educational resources include:

πŸŽ…πŸΌ Call Santa for FREE

Your family can call Santa at his own personal number for FREE! Kids can listen to a message from Santa and then leave him a message too!

Callers are greeted by a β€œrealistic” Santa Claus reminding children to be good, to listen to their parents, and to leave all Christmas wishes after the tone.

Santa’s Phone number is 1-(951)- 262-3062

Tip: It is a great idea to add Santa Claus’s Phone number in your phone contacts under Santa Claus to make your life easier when you are giving Santa a phone call!

πŸŽ„ “25 Days of Christmas” Movie Favorites on Freeform

Celebrate the holidays with Christmas Movie Favorites from NOW until December 25th on Freeform.

THE FULL CHRISTMAS MOVIE SCHEDULE:

Wednesday, Nov. 25

10:30 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

12:30 p.m. – “The Goonies”

3:00 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

5:00 p.m. – “Penguins of Madagascar” – Freeform Premiere

7:00 p.m. – “The Little Mermaid” (1989) (Disney Animated)

9:00 p.m. – “Tangled” (Disney Animated)

12:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons”

Thursday, Nov. 26

7:00 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

10:30 a.m. – “Bon Voyage Charlie Brown”

12:00 p.m. – “Penguins of Madagascar”

2:00 p.m. – “Pocahontas” (Disney Animated)

4:00 p.m. – “The Princess and the Frog” (Disney Animated)

6:00 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:30 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:00 a.m. – “Matilda”

Friday, Nov. 27

7:00 a.m.  β€“ “The Wonderful World of Disney Magical Holiday Celebration”

10:30 a.m. – “Matilda”

12:30 p.m. – “Jingle All The Way 2”

2:30 p.m. – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996) (Disney Animated)

4:30 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

6:00 p.m. – “Ratatouille” (Disney-Pixar)

8:30 p.m. – “Zootopia” (Disney Animated)

12:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons”

Saturday, Nov. 28

7:00 a.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks” (2007)

9:00 a.m. – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel”

11:05 a.m. – “The Simpsons”

11:35 a.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

1:40 p.m. – “The Parent Trap” (1998)

4:50 p.m. – “Cinderella” (2015) (Live Action)

7:20 p.m. – “Moana” (Disney Animated)

9:50 p.m. – “Beauty and the Beast” (1991) (Disney Animated)

11:55 p.m. – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” β€“ Freeform Premiere

Sunday, Nov. 29

7:00 a.m. – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

9:10 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

11:20 a.m. – “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

1:25 p.m. – “Matilda”

3:30 p.m. – “Cinderella” (2015) (Live Action)

6:00 p.m. – “The Incredibles” (Disney-Pixar)

8:40 p.m. – “Incredibles 2” (Disney-Pixar) β€“ Freeform Premiere

11:20 p.m. – “The Goonies”

Monday, Nov. 30

7:00 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

10:30 a.m. – “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

12:30 p.m. – “A Cinderella Story”

2:35 p.m. – “The Goonies”

5:10 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

6:50 p.m. – “Up” (Disney-Pixar)

8:55 p.m. – “Wreck-It Ralph” (Disney Animated)

12:00 a.m. – “Snow”

Tuesday, Dec. 1

10:30 a.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

12:30 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

3:10 p.m. – “Home Alone”

5:40 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

8:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

12:00 a.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

Wednesday, Dec. 2

7:00 a.m. – “It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas”

11:00 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

1:40 p.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

3:45 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

6:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

8:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

12:00 a.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

Thursday, Dec. 3

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic 2”

11:30 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

1:35 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

3:40 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

5:50 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:20 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:00 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

Friday, Dec. 4

7:00 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic”

8:05 a.m. – “The Preacher’s Wife”

10:45 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

12:50 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

2:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

4:40 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

7:10 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

9:15 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

11:55 p.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

Saturday, Dec. 5

7:00 a.m. – “The Preacher’s Wife”

9:40 a.m. – “Deck the Halls” (2006)

11:45 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

1:50 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

3:55 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

6:35 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

7:40 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

8:45 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

9:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

11:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

Sunday, Dec. 6

7:00 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”

8:00 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

10:10 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

12:15 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

2:20 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

4:00 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

5:05 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman

5:40 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

6:45 p.m. – “Home Alone”

9:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

11:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

Monday, Dec. 7

12:00 p.m. – “The Holiday”

3:10 p.m. – “Love Actually”

6:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

8:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

12:00 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

Tuesday, Dec. 8

7:00 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

10:30 a.m. – “Love Actually”

1:35 p.m. – “The Preacher’s Wife”

4:10 p.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

6:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

8:20 p.m. – “Almost Christmas” – Freeform Premiere

12:00 a.m. – “Black Nativity”

Wednesday, Dec. 9

10:30 a.m. – “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings: Holiday Magic”

11:30 p.m. – “Prancer Returns”

1:40 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

3:50 p.m. – “The Star” (2017) – Freeform Premiere

5:50 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:20 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:00 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

Thursday, Dec. 10

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “The Star” (2017)

12:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

2:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

4:35 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

6:40 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

8:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

12:00 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

Friday, Dec. 11

7:00 a.m. – “Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic”

8:00 a.m. – “Snow”

10:00 a.m. – “Snow 2: Brain Freeze”

12:00 p.m. – “Snowglobe”

2:00 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

4:05 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

6:45 p.m. – “Home Alone”

9:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

11:55 p.m. – “Daddy’s Home 2” – Freeform Premiere

Saturday, Dec. 12

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

8:00 a.m. – “Daddy’s Home 2”

10:05 a.m. – “The Santa Clause”

12:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

2:45 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

4:50 p.m. – “Toy Story” (Disney-Pixar)

6:50 p.m. – “Toy Story 2” (Disney-Pixar)

8:55 p.m. – “Toy Story 3” (Disney-Pixar)

11:25 p.m. – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (Disney-Pixar)

11:55 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

Sunday, Dec. 13

7:00 a.m. – “Love the Coopers”

9:30 a.m. – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” (Disney-Pixar)

10:00 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

12:00 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

2:05 p.m. – “Home Alone”

4:35 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

7:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

9:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

11:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

Monday, Dec. 14

7:00 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

10:30 a.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

12:35 p.m. – “Almost Christmas”

3:10 p.m. – “Home Alone”

5:40 p.m. – “Home Alone: 2 Lost in New York”

8:20 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

12:00 a.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

Tuesday, Dec. 15

10:30 a.m. – “The Magic Snowflake”

12:00 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

2:00 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

4:05 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

5:45 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

8:25 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

10:30 p.m. – “Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice”

12:00 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

Wednesday, Dec. 16

11:30 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

1:35 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

4:15 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

6:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

8:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

12:00 a.m. – “Black Nativity”

Thursday, Dec. 17

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)

11:00 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

1:40 p.m. – “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”

3:45 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

5:50 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:20 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:00 a.m. – “Life Size 2: A Christmas Eve”

Friday, Dec. 18

7:00 a.m. – “Holiday in Handcuffs”

9:05 a.m. – “The Holiday”

12:15 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

2:20 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

4:25 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

6:55 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

9:00 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (2018) – Freeform Premiere

11:00 p.m. – “The Star” (2017)

1:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

Saturday, Dec. 19

7:00 a.m. – “Kung Fu Panda Holiday”

7:30 a.m. – “The Little Drummer Boy” (1968)

8:00 a.m. – “The Star” (2017)

10:05 a.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

11:45 a.m. – “Home Alone”

2:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

4:55 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

5:30 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

6:35 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (2018)

8:40 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

11:20 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

Sunday, Dec. 20

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

9:30 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

12:10 p.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

2:20 p.m. – “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town”

3:25 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

4:00 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

5:05 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

7:45 p.m. – “Home Alone”

10:15 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:55 a.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

Monday, Dec. 21

10:30 a.m. – “Jingle All the Way 2”

12:30 p.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

3:00 p.m. – “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas”

4:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

6:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

9:00 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

12:00 a.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

Tuesday, Dec. 22

7:00 a.m. – “Santa’s Apprentice”

8:30 a.m. – “Miracle on 34th Street” (1994)

11:00 a.m. – “The Perfect Holiday”

1:00 p.m. – “Christmas with the Kranks”

3:05 p.m. – “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”

5:10 p.m. – “Home Alone”

7:40 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

10:20 p.m. – “The Night Before” – Freeform Premiere

12:30 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

Wednesday, Dec. 23

7:30 a.m. – “Life-Size 2: A Christmas Eve”

9:30 a.m. – “The Mistle-tones”

11:30 a.m. – “Holiday in Handcuffs”

1:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause”

3:35 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

6:05 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

8:10 p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

10:50 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

11:55 p.m. – “Prancer Returns”

Thursday, Dec. 24

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “Prancer Returns”

12:30 p.m. – “Home Alone”

3:00 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

5:35p.m. – “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)

8:15 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

8:50 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

9:55 p.m. – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”

12:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

Wednesday, Dec. 25

7:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons” – Christmas episodes

10:30 a.m. – “The Santa Clause”

12:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 2”

2:30 p.m. – “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”

4:30 p.m. – “Frosty the Snowman”

5:00 p.m. – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

6:00 p.m. – “Home Alone”

8:30 p.m. – “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

12:00 a.m. – “The Simpsons”

πŸš΄πŸ½β€β™‚οΈ How to Ride a Bike for Kids

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike?

REI offers step by step, engaging activities that’ll get them rolling in no time. Their kid-friendly instructors will provide a combination of personalized and group instruction to help overcome fears, teach important skills such as starting and stopping, and help them understand how to maneuver their bike around obstacles.

WHAT YOU NEED: Students should arrive with their own bike with the training wheels removed. They should be able to sit on the seat with their feet flat on the ground.

REI Gear provided:

  • Bike Tools – Items necessary for making quick adjustments and repairs in the field.
  • Bike pump – A portable bike pump that is attached to the bike.
  • Group First Aid Kit – Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illness

AGES: This class is for children 5-11 years old, and accompanying adults will be expected to support their budding cyclist throughout.

WHEN: Sessions open on December 12th at Alpharetta Location

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS/TO SIGN UP

πŸŽ… Pictures with Santa Claus at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are hosting FREE Santa’s Wonderland, with new measures that keep everyone healthy and safe this 2020 holiday season.

Through an innovative contactless visit with Santa and a variety of health measures, Santa’s Wonderland will prioritize everyone’s safety while allowing kids and families to share their Christmas wishes directly with Santa Claus.

New Safety Measures include:

  • Free Digital Reservations: Advance digital reservations are required for all guests and can be made online. Spots are limited to allow appropriate physical distancing and additional cleaning.
  • Temperature Screening: All families and team members will complete temperature screening with a non-contact thermometer prior to entering Santa’s Wonderland.
  • Magic Santa Shield: An innovative, glare-free clear protective barrier will be in place between Santa and families at all times to allow for a contactless experience. The shield is cleaned and sanitized between each visit.
  • Physical Distancing: Families will standby in a designated area away from other shoppers with fun winter wonderland-themed floor decals and signage to ensure a safe distance.
  • Santa’s Sanitation Squad: Santa’s team of elves will clean all surfaces between each visit and frequently ensure all safety measures are being implemented correctly.
  • Face coverings: All team members throughout the store are required to wear face coverings. Customer requirements vary by location based on local public health guidelines.

WHEN: November 7 – December 24th

HOW: Advance reservations can be made beginning on November 2. To learn more, and make a reservation, visit www.basspro.com/santa or www.cabelas.com/santa.

πŸ’» Field Trips @Home – Virtual Events Calendar

TAKE A TRIP: Virtual Tours, Classes Storytimes and MORE… ALL FROM YOUR HOME

πŸ’»πŸ’» Every Night at 7pm: LIVE fitness class for all fitness levels on Planet Fitness Facebook page

πŸ’»πŸ’» Every Tuesday & Thursday: Spanish Story Time – Virtual (Facebook Live)

Spanish Story Time – Virtual * Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30am * We’ll sing songs, play a game and read a book in Spanish. Beginners Welcome! Join via Facebook Live

πŸ’»πŸ’» Thurs, November 26: GWINNETT COUNTY’S LIGHTING OF THE TREE (VIRTUAL)

Join in virtually on Thanksgiving evening, November 26 at 8:00pm. Virtually celebrate traditions old and new with captivating holiday stories, anecdotal tales of family customs, and seasonal music. Sit back and relax in the safety and comfort of your own home while watching the show. And, of course, the tradition continues as Santa lights the tree with the help of some special friends! See viewing options

πŸ’»πŸ’» Tues, December 1: Elachee Virtual Science Night (Online Event)

 Pre-Registration required for this FREE virtual program.

πŸ’»πŸ’» Tuesday, December 2: Rerun: The War of 1812 (Online Event)

Historian Glen Kyle presents a livestream program on the War of 1812 including causes, outcomes, and soldier life with a special emphasis on the war in the south. Great for all ages.

πŸ’»πŸ’» Fri, December 4th: Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting – Thrasher Park (Norcross)


πŸ’»πŸ’» Sat, December 5: Rabun County Chamber of Commerce and City of Clayton Christmas Parade (Facebook Live)


πŸ’»πŸ’» Fri, December 18: Trans-Siberian Orchestra Live Stream Watch Party (Online Event)

Reserve Tickets Online for $30

πŸ’»πŸ’» Sat, December 19: The Hip Hop Nutcracker (Online Event)

Tickets from $25.00

SEE MORE LIVE AND VIRTUAL EVENTS & ADVENTURES HERE

πŸš‚ DIY WORKSHOP FOR KIDS: Build a Train!

This Train is a great way to get your little DIYer in the holiday spirit!  Your child will love playing with this finished project kit almost as much as they enjoy building it!  Register your child to reserve their kit today!

WHEN: Saturday, December 12th & Sunday, December 13th

FIND PARTICIPATING LOWE’S LOCATIONS/REGISTER HERE: CHECK YOUR ZIP CODE

Reserved kits can be picked up in-store at Lowe’s customer service desk on Saturday, December 12th or Sunday, December 13th.  If your kit is not picked up by 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 13th, it may be given to a non-registered customer.