Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day at the Aquarium #WW

*I took these with my Galaxy S5 at Georgia Aquarium. I am sharing because I loved them, not because I am affiliated.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

#FestivalOfTheSEAson at @GeorgiaAquarium

Yesterday morning we had the chance to join Georgia Aquarium in waking the big man himself, Santa Claus, from his long winter's nap! Turns out that an icy cold blast from a hundred or so snowballs is all it takes!

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Of course while we were there, we stuck around for the Festival of the SEAson! We all know the holidays are not just about checking off items on a wish list. For many parents, crossing off the list of annual moments can be an overwhelming fete.

Georgia Aquarium’s Festival of the SEAson creates a magical atmosphere where families can find the experiences they are seeking and get back to the reason for the season. Opening on Saturday, November 22, this annual event marks the limited-time return of offerings that have become tradition for many families in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Here are five exceptional experiences visitors can cross of their list during this month-long celebration at one of the world’s largest aquariums.

1. Capture Classic Photos With Santa

Break away from the mundane mall photo and capture the annual classic with a seaside St. Nick. Whether you are posting it for all of social media to see or sending to the grandparents, an iconic photo with Santa at Georgia Aquarium will provide a unique experience.

2. Treasure Family Traditions

Holiday traditions are essential, and there is a reason why we have kept them as a part of our lives for so many centuries. Simply put, they add meaning to our lives and enhance a sense of belonging. In the heart of downtown Atlanta, guests can create new traditions during Festival of the SEAson, come face-to-face with Santa as he dons his SCUBA Claus wetsuit plunging into one of the world’s largest aquatic habitats and experience the holidays at surrounding parks and attractions.

3. Create Magical Moments

Santa is tired from his long journey from the North Pole. Kids will laugh, sing and even participate in a snowball fight in an attempt to help the Elves Wake Up Santa and get the holidays started. For a limited time this holiday season, fantasy meets reality as the Weeki Wachee Mermaids grace guests with their holiday-themed, underwater showcase accompanied by meet and greet with story time and photo opportunities.

4. Check A Few Names Off The Christmas List

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and give a gift with a wow factor. A memorable animal encounter, adopt a whale shark or choose from holiday and animal-themed selections in two onsite gift shops. Access around-the-clock shopping in your PJ’s at Georgia Aquarium’s online

5. Revel in Holiday Lights and Seasonal Songs

Every hour, Georgia Aquarium transforms into a winter wonderland with the Holidazzle light show. Classic tunes fill the atrium for all to sing along. New this year, a Symphony of Snow parade will surround and delight guests with renditions of their favorite holiday classics every

For more information regarding the dates for the Festival of the SEAson celebration visit or call 404-581-4000.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Marvel Universe LIVE! is Coming to Atlanta!

Marvel fans, assemble! Its no secret that the
boys in my house (and their Mama As well) are huge Marvel fans. D and K were both Spiderman for Halloween this year. So of course as soon as we heard that Marvel Universe LIVE! was coming to town, we got super excited!

Marvel Universe LIVE! is taking the live entertainment experience to a whole new level, with a mind-blowing show unlike anything you’ve seen before.

Imagine watching your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to Atlanta & Duluth! 

With cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more you’ll definitely feel the energy. It’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever.

Interested in joining Marvel fans of all ages for this once-in-a-lifetime, monumental performance?  You can get your tickets on the Marvel Universe LIVE! website now.   The fate of the universe depends on it!

*I was provided ticket vouchers by Feldman to help promote the upcoming Atlanta show. All opinions are my own.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Stone Mountain Christmas Returns for 2014!

Its that time of year again! The time that Christmas starts popping up all over and we all start getting in the irresistible mood to celebrate! Returning for our holiday pleasure this year is our family’s favorite Christmas tradition, Stone Mountain Park Christmas! My boys even got to have their picture made with the beautiful Snow Angel again this year!

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at Stone Mountain Park, where the true magic of the season is in the air. Enjoy the glow of more than two million lights, festive music and visits from some your favorite holiday characters. Start a new tradition and create memories that will last a lifetime for your kids...and you.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bumble the Abominable Snow MonsterNEW for 2014, experience Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 4-D, a hilarious adventure featured in 3-D with added in-theater effects that will transport you back to the Ice Age.

Meet two iconic North Pole favorites, 
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® and Bumble™ the Abominable Snow Monster. Kids of all ages can meet these two heartwarming characters or catch them in the nightly Christmas parade!

Enjoy live performances that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit, including 
Forever Christmas, Holly Jolly Cabaret, Toyrific!, and A Christmas Carol.

All aboard the 
Singalong Train to hear your favorite Christmas tunes as well as the heartwarming story of the first Christmas in The Gift.

Wander through the Wonderland Walkway, a dazzling tunnel of lights guiding you to the 
Snow Angel® Palace, where you can have your picture taken with beautiful Snow Angel and her Toy Soldiers.

Take in the sights and sounds of the season with a nightly 
Christmas Parade including whimsical floats and the arrival of Santa Claus. Be sure to stay for the magical Snow Angel® Snowfall and Fireworks Finale to wrap up the evening.

Bring your Christmas wishes and 
visit with Santa Claus — Named by USA Today as one of the ten best places in the country to catch Santa Claus.

Enjoy great holiday shopping that includes hand blown glass ornaments, homemade fudge, unique toys and seasonal apparel. Head over to Stone Mountain Park's website to grab your tickets or just head into the park and buy your tickets there! Either way, you are sure to have a wonderful Christmas time and maybe even start a new tradition of your own!

*I was provided access to Stone Mountain Park's dress rehearsal to facilitate my review but all opinions are my own. 


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