A Little Caroling With Your Holiday Buffet

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Holiday Music Rings in LA

To get you in the holiday spirit, enjoy the first-ever LA County Holiday Celebration lip dub video, presented by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission!

Holidays in Los Angeles are all about getting out and enjoying some festive cheer. With warmer temperatures than most states this time of year, we want to encourage you to see the lights and soak in all the fun activities LA has to offer. Allow us to highlight a few events and activities that will keep you busy before this jolly season ends.

Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show

December 20, 2012
Featuring Hawai‘i’s top musicians, Honolulu lounge meisters Don Tiki give the holidays a real Music Center Holiday Sing-Alongboost of exotica with this special show. Fans include none other than Anthony Bourdain, who says, “Tiki supergroup Don Tiki knows the world, the subculture of tiki…it really doesn’t get much better than this!”

Music Center’s Holiday Sing-A-Long

December 21, 2012
Active Arts at the Music Center presents an annual holiday tradition that’s not to be missed! Sing along to live musical accompaniment and have fun in the Music Center Plaza under crisp, cool skies. Free admission, seating capacity is limited. Tickets are distributed on the day of the event beginning at 6 p.m. The Holiday Sing-Along will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. One ticket per person to those waiting in line. First come, first served. Rain or shine. No reservations necessary.

Holiday Cheer at the Grove

Now thru December 24, 2012
The Grove’s tenth annual tree lighting on November 11th kicked off its season of Holiday Cheer, Santa and snow. Snowflakes float from above every night at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Enjoy The Grove’s 100-foot tall white fir, featuring more than 15,000 lights and 10,000 festive ornaments. Santa’s Cottage is open during center hours now thru December 24th.

La Posadas at Olvera Street

Now thru December 24, 2012
Each year from December 16th until Christmas EveOlvera Street merchants and their families walk through El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in a ceremonial re-enactment of Joseph and Mary’s nine-night search for sanctuary. The tradition features a procession with sing-alongs and piñata breaking, and is one of the oldest events in the city.

Festivities at the Farmers Market

December 20 thru December 24, 2012
Celebrate the season at the Farmers Market and enjoy traditional caroling, holiday arts and crafts, and live swing, jazz, and country/western bands playing everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes. The festivities also include a visit by the Radio Disney Road Crew and must-see Nutcracker marionette shows. Click here for the complete schedule.

Sleepy Hollow Lights Extravaganza

December thru First Week of January 2013
Its name sounds more like a place you’d visit on Halloween, but the Torrance neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow has been embracing the Christmas spirit for decades with spectacular holiday light displays. Begin your visit to the Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights Extravaganza from Pacific Coast Highway in Torrance, then slowly drive or stroll along Robert Road, where every house is decorated and the tree-lined street is glittering with lights. Local kids will often sell hot cocoa to visitors as they pass by their houses.

Candy Cane Lane Lights & Decorations

Now thru December 31, 2012
Every year, an eight square-block area of the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Woodland Hills is transformed into a dazzling celebration of lights, figures and artificial snow. A Woodland Hills tradition since 1952, Candy Cane Lane is an informal group of homeowners who collectively decide each year to put on an amazing holiday display of lights and decorations.

Located at the intersection of Lubao and Oxnard Streets in Woodland Hills. Visitors drive slowly down the street with their headlights dimmed so that everyone can enjoy the lights. The closest exit is Winnetka, off the 101 freeway. Residents ask that visitors drive by no later than 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends

Celebrate The Holidays Close to Home

Spend this Holidays close to home with an LA Staycation made for families and save 50% on your second guestroom! Book your stay between November 18 and December 26.

However, if the holidays mean travel for you and your family, check out our Holiday Travel Tips to help make your excursion easier.

For more great suggestions and ideas for the holidays and all year round visit DiscoverLosAngeles.com.

Citywalk Lights Up The Holidays

Universal Citywalk Hollywood is rocking the holidays this year! Kick off the holidays at CityWalk with our Tree-Lighting Ceremony & the Hollywood Christmas Parade presenting Australia’s most popular vocal group, Human Nature! They will be performing live along with Drake Bell, Pentatonix, The McClain Sisters, Blush, Ace Young & Diana Degarmo, Devon Werkheiser, Brandon & Savannah, & Jimmy Bennett! This is a tree lighting ceremony packed with Hollywood glitz and glam!The holiday cheer will continue throughout the season.

Their towering 40-foot rock n’ roll Christmas tree – animated with a stunning display of choreographed music, lights, visuals, and snow – plus a non-stop parade of bands, choirs, and street performers along with Southern California’s most eclectic shopping opportunities, will make Universal CityWalk® a must-see holiday destination in LA during the season-long gala, November 26 through December 31.A giant rocked-out Christmas tree, sprinkled with 100,000 LED lights and covered in hundreds of musical instrument ornaments, will treat spectators to a wildly over-the-top high-tech holiday show including a nightly “snowfall” on the hour from 6:00-9:00 pm throughout the week. The “CityRockin Holiday” tree show will also introduce the arrival of a new animated Santa Claus’ rock star story projected on CityWalk’s recently-installed giant “CityVision(SM)” screen in conjunction with a rock-infused soundtrack of popular holiday classics.From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, guests will be immersed in a holiday atmosphere featuring new, music-themed decor enhanced with countless lights, oversized ornaments, musical instruments, and abundant garland. Holiday sounds from a diverse array of street performers will echo throughout CityWalk while an enormous spray of mistletoe will dangle overhead from CityWalk’s “Santa” Gorilla, adding an “Always Unexpected” merry “kiss-mas” spirit to the holiday festivities.Friday and Saturday nights will feature an eclectic line-up of live music acts from 7:30-10:00 pm on CityWalk’s new outdoor concert stage. On Fridays, entertainment will include dynamic a cappella choirs and acoustic sets of Christmas classics by top local artists. On Saturdays, the CityWalk stage will feature such artists as the Grammy®-winning Mariachi Divas, the soulful grooves of Big Time Jazz and Sajama, performing the international sounds of Latin America.

CityWalk’s rock n’ roll Santa Claus will be available in CityWalk’s Cinema Plaza for unique photo opportunities every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 12:00 pm and continuing throughout the evening’s entertainment. Guests will be able to choose from an assortment of guitar props to create the ultimate “CityRockin Holiday” photo with Santa in his state-of-the-art “rock star” sleigh, elaborately decorated with moving lights and filled to the brim with an assortment of musical instruments.On December 1, the 15-foot, 1,000-lb. Menorah will light up Universal CityWalk for the 10th annual Chanukah Festival from 5:00-9:00 pm as hundreds gather at the free Festival of Lights celebration.From December 26-30, CityWalk will amp up the entertainment with daily concert performances from popular local bands beginning at 6:00 pm.

More information, including a complete schedule of CityWalk’s holiday entertainment is available at www.CitywalkHollywood.com . Regular updates are also made on CityWalk’s Twitter @CItyWalkLA and Facebook

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2012 Hollywood Christmas Parade

The Hollywood Christmas Parade has been an American tradition, celebrating it’s 81st year in 2012.

Tinsel Town glitters with stars again this year as we kick off the Holiday season with The Hollywood Christmas Parade. This years grand marshal will be Joe Mantegna. He is also a producer, writer, and director, and is probably best known for his role as Joey Zasa in the Francis Ford Coppola epic The Godfather: Part III (1990), in which he stars alongside Al Pacino and Andy Garcia. The event will be hosted by Laura Mckenzie, from the Laura Mckenzie traveler and Erik Estrada, a.k.a. Ponch from the 70’s series Chips. These two are no strangers to co-hosting. They worked together 10 years ago on American Adventurer and recently reunited in 2010 with a brand new series World’s Funniest Moments. Dean Cain (“Ripley’s Believe It or Not!“) will host the music portion, and Elizabeth Stanton and Rob Pinkston will serve as parade reporters.

The parade will feature high school marching bands, classic cars, horse riding teams, balloons and of course celebrities of all ages. Some of the celebrities slated to be in the parade are: Tiffany Thorton, From So Random, Lea Thompson, known for her role in Back to the Future, Allisyn Ashley Arm, from Sonny With a Chance, Jason Earles, from Hannah Montana, and so much more.

No Christmas parade would be complete without Santa Clause. Children of all ages line the streets of Hollywood, each year, eagerly anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus and the official start of the Holiday Season. For those lucky bystanders, a wink and wave from St. Nick is an added blessing!

So grab your family and come out for the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 25th beginning at 6:30pm. Parade route begins at Hollywood Boulevard and Orange right in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater. It makes a U-shape and ends at Sunset and Orange. Click here for a printable map of the parade route.  Parking is available at Hollywood & Highland or metered street parking. For more information visit the official website.

Fill Your Weekend With Holiday Magic

Plan ahead  this Holiday and save. Include Hilton in your holiday plans and you can save up to 20% off our Best Available Rate* by booking with us in advance. For more information or to make reservations visit http://bit.ly/HUCAdvPurchase

When LA Freezes Over

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We can now officially complain about how cold it is in Los Angeles, and with the holidays coming up, it’s time to get into the spirit of what passes for autumn and winter around here. Your local big box superstore may already be over-reaching with Christmas decorations, but when it comes to good old fashioned fun, the most important season is upon us: Ice skating!

Here’s some info about five area seasonal outdoor ice skating rinks open or opening soon:

ICE in Woodland Hills
ICE got a head start on outdoor ice skating on October 21, and is open for its third season through February 5, 2012. The rink is over 7,000 square feet of real ice located within a 30,000 square foot facility at the corner of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Erwin Street. One-on-one instruction is available, and the ICE skating school, with its 8-week program, is enrolling now for its November 28 start.

ICE in Santa Monica
Another ICE, this time right in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica. This rink, in its 5th year, opens November 11, and runs through January 16, 2012. Located at 5th and Arizona, the rink is just blocks from the beach. (Isn’t that crazypants cool?!?) You can try the rink for free during their Community Grand Opening Celebration from 5-10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15th, too. The rink will host themed events, and offer hockey clinics and skate lessons, too.

Downtown on Ice
Pershing Square will be home to Downtown on Ice for the 14th year, from November 17 through January 16, 2012. The rink touts itself as the biggest rink with the smallest admission fee. Bonus: It’s right near the Metro for easy car-free access–plus a partnership with Metro and Montebello bus lines allows riders to receive a $1 discount on skating sessions.

CHILL at the W Hotel in Westwood
For a more “chic” ice skating experience, check out CHILL at the W Hotel in Westwood’s 1,600 square foot custom shaped hybrid-ice rink. They explain: “Guests are invited to ice skate amidst a backdrop of bright lights, fanciful candlelit votives and snowfall every hour. Enter a winter world of luxury – as each outdoor cabana is outfitted with a playful and elegant mix of lavish and modern décor by Z Gallerie; from chic mirrors to white deer heads and handmade rugs to modern textiles.” Oooh la la! Runs November 18 to January 1, 2012.

L.A. Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. Live
You guessed it: The L.A. Kings host an outdoor rink at L.A. Live. It will be open this season from November 26 to January 5, 2012.

Skate Away The Weekend

Have a Holiday fun filled staycation right here in LA and discover the delights of the season in your own backyard & receive 50% off your second room when you book our Family Staycation Package.  For more information or to make reservations please visit http://bit.ly/KNb3pK

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Holidays at 5 Towers

A great place to celebrate the holidays is Universal Citywalk. Decorated with festive Holiday decor,  CityWalk will also have live entertainment like the Mariachi Divas. The Grammy Award winning group will spice up your season with  Latin flair. They will perform on December 16th with time to be announced. Visit the official website for up to date details.

Pull out your Christmas wish list and get your family Christmas pictures with their “Rockin” Santa! The light and music show will run every 20 minutes, and will continue throughout the month of December. If you want to dance off some stress, there’s also a CityWalk DJ Dance Party from 7 to 10 on Friday & Saturday nights. Let Universal Studios Citywalk Hollywood cheerfully party you through this season.

Where to Spend the Holidays in Los Angeles

Holidays in Los Angeles are all about getting out and enjoying some festive cheer. With warmer temperatures than most states this time of year, we want to encourage you to see the lights and soak in all the fun activities LA has to offer. Allow us to highlight a few events and activities that will keep you busy during this jolly season.

Caroling & Holiday Music

Dec. 15: A Chanticleer Christmas
Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Grammy-winning “orchestra of voices” returns with a fresh take on seasonal classics, from serene chant to vibrant spirituals, for a uniquely radiant holiday experience.

Dec. 16: Music Center Holiday Sing-Along
6:30-8pm, Music Center Plaza
Active Arts at the Music Center presents an annual holiday tradition that’s not to be missed! Sing along and have fun under the crisp, cool skies. Free admission, donations welcome. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes prior to the event, while supplies last. One ticket per person to those waiting in line. First come, first served. No reservations necessary.

Dec. 24: LA County Holiday Celebration
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Each year since 1959, the Arts Commission has produced a free Holiday Celebration on Dec. 24th on behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. With the theme of “Celebrating Your LA,” the 52nd edition of LA’s biggest holiday celebration features 24 groups and nearly 800 performers, representing the diverse cultures and holiday traditions of LA County.

Original Farmers Market

Dec. 20: Hanukkah Celebration
Celebrate Hanukkah with the Miracle Mile Chabad, Temple Israel of Hollywood, Zimmer Children’s Museum and The Jewish Journal on Tuesday, December 20th from 2:30-5 p.m. on the Market Plaza. Free activities include dreidel-making, card-making, building of a giant Lego Menorah, music, games and more. A special Menorah Lighting Ceremony will take place at 4:30 p.m.

Dec. 26 – Jan. 2: Rose Bowl Fan Headquarters
The holidays will be capped off with an annual Farmers Market tradition, the arrival of thousands of Rose Bowl revelers who turn the Market into Fan Central. There will be hundreds of fans dining, strolling and celebrating; expect banners, beer and braggadocio galore!

Outdoor Ice Skating

Downtown on Ice at Pershing Square
Pershing Square
The original Los Angeles outdoor ice rink features a 4,500 square foot rink of real ice, set up on Pershing Square in front of the historic Biltmore Hotel. Framed by skyscrapers and adorned with festive holiday lights, the rink unites communities and welcomes more than 350,000 spectators and enthusiasts annually. $8 for one hour, including skate rental.

LA Kings Holiday Ice at L.A. LIVE
L.A.LIVE
The third annual LA Kings Holiday Ice brings outdoor ice skating to NOKIA Plaza at L.A. LIVE. The Holiday Ice skating area has grown by leaps and bounds every year, accommodating hundreds of skaters at once in the festive setting of the L.A. LIVE district.

ICE at Santa Monica
Santa Monica
Downtown Santa Monica brings a little skate to the surf and transforms the corner of 5th Street and Arizona Avenue into ICE at Santa Monica. Celebrating its 5th Anniversary, the 8,000 square foot rink by the beach offers residents and visitors a little taste of winter without the frosty bite. $12 for all-day skating, includes skate rental.

Whatever activity you chose this Holiday, we hope it fills you with all the cheer this season can bring. Happy Holidays from Hilton Universal.

Holiday Travel Time Is Here!

The holidays are steeped in family traditions like opening presents on Christmas Day, Lighting the menorah during Hanukkah, and spending time with our loved ones. Maximize your holiday travel and minimize coal-in-the-stocking grief  with a few secrets to make getting there half the fun.

Packing For  Your Trip

Packing light saves time and energy when it comes to filling the trunk with fragile bags packed with gifts or racing to fill the last empty space in the overhead bin. Some airlines place special restrictions during the holidays and allow only one carry-on, so less luggage is vital. If  you are carrying presents in your luggage, pack them unwrapped. The TSA agent will unwrap all presents to check their contents.

Booking Your Trip

Book your flight to avoid the Holiday rush. Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Sundays this year, which means that the Friday before and the Monday after will be extremely busy. Remember when booking flights, check your search results carefully for sufficient time during layovers, and build in some time for flight delays and bad weather. Particularly during the winter months, peak travel times often bring peak travel delays, and your connection is more likely to be jeopardized. Avoiding really tight connections may save you a sprint through the terminal or a missed flight.

Transportation on Your Trip

During peak travel times, much of the trouble you’ll face lies on this side of the security check-in, from traffic jams and to full parking lots to absent shuttles and long lines. Rather than striving to “arrive at the airport early,” you may want to try to “leave for the airport early” to anticipate all the peripheral delays you may encounter.

Save on Your Trip

Stay with us if Los Angeles is your destination and save 25% with The December Sale. Book by January 1,2012 and stay by January 8,2012.

No matter your destination or the holiday you are celebrating, tis the season of joy and laughter. Kick your holiday off right with a happy flight.

Showstopping, Foot Tapping, Holiday Fun!

Traveling to Los Angeles this Holiday season? Holiday entertainment is at it’s finest this year, with classic shows and new twists on old favorites. Whether it is Theater, Musicals or Movies that get you in that festive mood, LA will sparkle in true Hollywood style.

Broadway Holiday
Join some of musical theater’s greatest talents as they recreate memorable moments from Broadway’s past and present! Direct from New York…Broadway Holiday!

          When: Dec 17th – Jan 2, 2011
          Where: Geffen Playhouse
            1010 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles, CA. 90024
           Cost: See Ticket Info

The Nutcracker
Dance through the Holidays with the Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker. Join America’s Premier Ballet Company, Joffrey Ballet, for 25th year of magic in this Holiday classic.

          When: Dec 2nd-Dec 4th
          Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
           135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
          Cost: See Ticket Info 

The Santaland Diaries
The Santaland Diaries is an outrageously funny solo play by NPR’s well-loved humorist David Sedaris, about his experiences as an unemployed writer who takes a job as an elf at Macy’s in New York City.

          When: Now- Dec 18,2011
          Where: Stella Adler Theater
            6119 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA
          Cost: $30

The Bob Baker Marionettes
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater puts on an annual seasonal puppet show. This year Bob Baker’s Nutcracker is back with its dancing sugar plum marionettes.

          When: Now-Jan 16,2011
          Where: The Bob Baker Marionette Theater
            1345 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90026
          Cost: $20

Holiday Sing-Along at the Disney Concert Hall
Lift your voice and sing along to all your favorite Christmas and holiday songs at Disney Concert Hall. Bring the whole family to celebrate a cherished holiday tradition. Lyric sheets provided to all.

          When: Dec 17th
          Where: Disney Concert Hall
            111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
           Cost:  See Ticket Info

Shoreline Yacht Club Parade of 1000 Lights
This boat parade, themed “Eat, Drink and Be Merry,”  begins at the Long Beach Shoreline Marina, travels along the breakwater through the entrance to Rainbow Harbor, across the water to the Queen Mary and back to the Long Beach Shoreline Marina.

          When: Dec 4th
          Where: Long Beach Shoreline Marina
            386 Shoreline Dr. South, Long Beach, CA 90802
          Cost: Free

Play Santa for Soldiers

FUN FRIDAY:

With the holidays comes the spirit of giving and often that includes charitable activities. For anyone wishing to do a little more this year, we thought we would pass on this great list below. Take a moment and read how you can give to those that cannot be with their families this year.

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By Linda Natali, eHow ContributorPlay Santa for Soldiers
updated: September 15, 2010

What do the Hooter Girls, Kid Rock, Stephen King and AT&T have in common? They have all played Santa to America’s soldiers. In the midst of such generous giving during the holiday season, you may wonder what you, too, can do to help a soldier in need. But don’t worry–there are plenty of ways you can help Santa satisfy Christmas wishes for our nation’s hard-working troops and their families.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Sacrifice for soldiers. Supporting soldiers and their families during the holidays has never been easier. Consider making a donation to one of the more than 300 nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping our troops and their families listed on the Community Relations section of the Defense Department website. The most active charities include those supported by AT&T, Sears and the USO. Trees for Troops provides more than 16,000 Christmas trees to 51 bases across the globe. Donate or purchase items from the organization and the money goes toward providing a Christmas tree to a military family. Sears Heroes at Home Wish Registry fulfills Christmas wishes for thousands of deserving military families and personnel with your contributions. Donate to Operation Phone Home (AT&T and the USO) and give troops the chance to make a free call home over the holidays.
  • Serve a specific soldier. AnySoldier.com provides directions to donate care packages to soldiers in any branch of the military that are stationed in harm’s way. They have helped about 93,861 service members to date. This website provides a list of soldiers’ names and their wants and needs and will walk you through the steps to get your care package or letter of encouragement into the hands of a needy soldier.
  • “Soldierfy” your search engine. GoodSearch is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates 50 percent of its revenue–about a penny per search–to listed American charities and schools designated by its users. The donated money comes from the site’s advertisers. If the charity you would like to support is not listed, you can add them on GoodSearch’s homepage. Add the GoodSearch toolbar to your homepage and begin donating today.
  • Salute soldiers through sales. Purchase merchandise through GoodShop, an online shopping mall dedicated to helping fund worthy causes across the country. Every purchase made through the GoodShop mall results in a donation to your charity of choice equaling around 3 percent–and sometimes up to 20 percent–of the sale. What an easy way to provide funding to charities doing good work for our troops.
  • Pay the postage. Many organizations that provide care packages and letters of encouragement to soldiers have enough donations for goods, but lack the postage necessary to ship the packages to Iraq or Afghanistan. In some cases, the organizations spend more than $10,000 a month on postage. Consider donating a nominal check earmarked specifically for postage to defray these ever-rising costs.
  • Throw a dog a bone. Canine soldiers are the often forgotten heroes of war. They sniff out bombs and mines, build morale, relieve stress and provide comfort to men and women fighting abroad. These dogs need a variety of equipment while stationed at these desert locations to keep them comfortable and to help them do their jobs and keep the troops safe.  Some of the top-requested items for dogs supporting U.S. troops include dog brushes; water bowls (including collapsible bowls); large dog beds; latex toys and refillable Kong toys; dog snacks and treats; unscented dog shampoo; and veterinarian-type dog scales, which can be found online. One final item: a RPCM Chilly Dog Cool Vest, which dog handlers recommend to help keep them cool in 135-degree summer heat. Dogs pant more when they are hot, which diminishes their ability to detect explosives and puts military members’ lives at risk.
  • Give rugged gifts and gear. The gritty, sandy, hot desert conditions of make-shift bases mean it is essential that any items you send overseas are rugged enough to withstand the harsh environment. Sturdy gifts also help guarantee that they will withstand the battlefield and make their way home with the service member after a tour of duty. Look for gifts that military men and women really appreciate: a rugged and waterproof digital camera; watches from Casio’s G-Shock series; and semi-rugged laptops suitable for Iraq such as the Itronix VR-2 Panasonic Toughbook (which feature steep prices, so buyer beware). You will want to get them one more thing: a water-, shock- and dust-resistant Pelican case to store and protect their precious new electronic gear.
  • Help at home. Many spouses of deployed members could use some help around the house. Provide minor repairs, shovel snow, clean up a yard, help with housecleaning and change a car’s oil to provide services that any military family would appreciate. Babysitting while the remaining spouse holiday shops or taking the kids shopping for the deployed or at-home parent can be useful. Wrapping presents, providing meals or baked goods, and helping with the decorations are all fantastic ways to play Santa during the holidays to the families of those stationed abroad.
  • Letters for Lyrics – Write a Letter to a Soldier, Get a Free Breaking Southern Ground CD.
  • Where is Santa? – Learn About Santa’s Christmas Eve Flight All Around The World.

Tips & Warnings
Most military bases’ PXs overseas now well-stocked with cookies, candies, snack foods and beverages; toiletries and personal hygiene products; small electrical appliances, personal electronic products and batteries; CDs, DVDs, magazines and books. Only send these items if a personal favorite is unavailable or if a military member asks for them. Don’t send food and scented items together. Several weeks in transit can result in nasty-tasting cookies. Dog equipment made in China is not allowed.

Resources

(Thank you to eHow.com for putting together this great list)