| Dec 11, 2003
Railroad fans should make tracks to Altoona this weekend for Santa Claus' arrival by train at a railroading landmark.
In 1849, the Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in this city 190 miles northwest of Baltimore when the first railroad was under...
| Dec 2, 2004
Berlin is such a picture-perfect small town, it belongs in a movie. And it was - twice. Berlin played the part of rural Hale in the 1999 film Runaway Bride, and a few years later it provided a setting for the movie Tuck Everlasting.
Today until Sunday,...
| Dec 8, 2003
Department stores and shopping malls long have enjoyed a holiday advantage: Santa Claus.
The same parents who bought toys at Wal-Mart would take the kids to Macy's to sit on Santa's lap and have their picture taken.
This year, though, they won't have to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Share the joy of Christmas with good boys and girls, young and old, by creating a free, personalized video from Santa Claus in the North Pole.
Brought to you from the Portable North Pole, make the video in three easy steps. Upload a few details about...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I picked up a book a few months ago with the depressing but efficient title, "Simplify Your Christmas."
Right now, I've got shopping to finish, four kinds of cookies to bake, two or three strings of outside lights to hang, the special pork sausage to...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Raising young children in Orlando can be an amazing life experience with the beach, the sunny weather and the theme parks, but come December, there's one thing they are sorely lacking -- snow.
Since snow doesn't exactly occur naturally around these...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 4:27 PM
PARADISE, Pa. — On the day after Thanksgiving, the day on which millions of Americans turned their attention to shopping for bargains, a large family from Virginia decided to kick off the holiday season in a different way, with a trip back to an...
| Nov 10, 2012
Sitting in a rocking chair, basking in the quiet of a lovely fall afternoon at Fort Christmas Historical Park in east Orange County, I almost believe that I could have been a pioneer settler.
Then, I look at the primitive appliances in the kitchen and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Two things consistently stand out for me about Cars Land at Disney California Adventure.
First, the stepped-into-Oz themed land is so wonderfully immersive I always have to remind myself Anaheim is just behind the enveloping Cadillac Range.
| Dec 25, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Today is a rare opportunity for The Prospector to play Santa Claus, sorta, and so it is time to dole out some much deserved gifts to the prospects of Central Florida.
It would be nice for several members of this year’s Sentinel Central Florida...
| Dec 5, 2012
Like countless other parents at this time of year, Stacy and Bill Seiden dressed their baby boy in a Christmas sweater and slacks, endured the long line at the mall, then carefully handed the infant over to Santa for a keepsake photo.
But just as the...
| Dec 5, 2012
We asked readers for anecdotes about their children's trips to Santa or advice on making the visit less traumatic. Here are a couple of responses.
Forget the scary stuff
Want to be sure your child is not scared of seeing Santa Claus? That's easy....