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December 9, 2017

Gaylord Palms Resort Makes “Kiss-Story,” Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title


Christmas at Gaylord Palms hosted the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title attempt with sponsor Experience Kissimmee, in partnership with Mentos and Greenery Productions

KISSIMMEE, FL – (December 8, 2017) – After hundreds of lips puckered up beneath the glow of a six-story Christmas tree, Gaylord Palms Resort broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the timeless tradition of kissing under mistletoe! During the “Kiss-Story in the Making” event, 448 couples set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most couples kissing under mistletoe (single location), bringing this festive, romantic record to smoochably-appropriate KISSimmee, Florida on December 7, 2017.

Under the watchful eyes of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS adjudicator Michael Empric, the hundreds of couples were asked to lock lips for a solid 10 seconds under individual fresh sprigs of mistletoe in order to claim the title. With 448 couples successfully breaking the title, Gaylord Palms more than doubled the previous record of 215 couples.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Introduces First-Ever Gingerbread GlazedDoughnut Dec. 12

Doughnut is available only on National Gingerbread House Day
 
ORLANDO, Fla – (Dec. 8, 2017)  – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is sweetening the season by introducing a first-time, one-day seasonal take on its iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut. The Gingerbread GlazedDoughnut is available on National Gingerbread House Day, Tuesday, Dec. 12, at all shops throughout Central Florida:

Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours
980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
 
Krispy Kreme Winter Park - Drive thru Open 24 Hours
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
 
Krispy Kreme Millenia - Open 24 Hours
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
 
Krispy Kreme Kissimmee - Open 24 Hours
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746
 
Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

SEAWORLD EXTENDS THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NEW LATIN-INSPIRED EVENT


Three Kings Celebration Brings Cherished Traditions and 
Festive Cuisine to Orlando Jan. 1 - 6

ORLANDO, Fla. (December 7, 2017) – Guests can keep the spirit of the holidays burning brighter and longer than ever with the all-new Three Kings Celebration coming to SeaWorld Orlando Jan. 1 – 6. Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men with authentic festive cuisine and celebratory experiences held in honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures. The new event features guest favorites from SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration along with several new experiences centered around the Epiphany.

·         Three Kings Processional- Follow the Three Wise Men to a live nativity scene depicting the arrival of the Three Kings. A storyteller will share the tale of their journey and the traditions of the Three Kings holiday to park guests. The processional, featuring live animals, will take place several times throughout the day and offer a truly special photo opportunity for park guests.

MONTANA - Winter at Triple Creek Ranch


December 7, 2017 Darby, Montana – Winter is the secret season at Montana’s Triple Creek Ranch, the ideal time for a cozy escape to a luxurious Western retreat. It’s also the perfect setting for an adventure on a dog sled, on skis or snowshoes. At day’s end, a private log cabin with a wood burning fireplace awaits, as does a stellar dinner prepared by Chef Jacob Leatherman, with wines chosen from a Wine Spectator award-winning cellar. Winter Vintner & Culinary Events are another highlight during the snowy months at Triple Creek Ranch.

Enhance the LEGOLAND® Florida Fun with an Exclusive VIP Experience This Holiday Season


WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (Dec. 7, 2017) — Make a visit to LEGOLAND® Florida Resort even more awesome this holiday season with three exclusive VIP experiences. Guests can enjoy private time with LEGO® characters, delicious desserts, a beautiful family photo and an opportunity to create a special LEGO model with one of our Master Model Builders:

Remaining dates: Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23-25; 2-4 p.m.
During our popular Christmas Bricktacular event, the Santa’s Workshop VIP experience lets guests create a unique LEGO keepsake with a Master Model Builder, meet LEGO Santa or LEGO Toy Soldier, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, and receive a beautiful family photo. The cost is $45 per person, plus tax.

FLORIDA - Port Canaveral to Host Carnival Elation Cruise Ship


Four and Five-Day cruises from Port Canaveral Starting May 2019

Port Canaveral, FL – December 7, 2017 – Port Canaveral will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Elation as they launch a new year-round schedule of four- and five-day cruises beginning May 12, 2019. Carnival announced today that the newly renovated ship will encompass four-day “long weekend” cruises departing Thursdays to Freeport and Nassau and five-day voyages departing Mondays and Saturdays to Amber Cove and Grand Turk.

“Port Canaveral is proud of its partnership with Carnival Cruise Line and we look forward to welcoming  Carnival Elation in 2019,” said Port CEO Capt. John Murray. “Today’s announcement is another endorsement that our ongoing investments in state-of-the-art terminals and commitment to excellence in cruise operations continues to earn the confidence of some of the world’s most successful cruise brands.”

Disney Presents THE LION KING February 14 – March 11, 2018 DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 AT 10 AM

December 7, 2017 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsFlorida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across Americaannounce that tickets go on sale to the general public for Disney’s The Lion King at 10 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017. Coming to Orlando as part of the2017 – 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season during the show’s North American tour, The Lion King will appear at Dr. Phillips Center and play the Walt Disney Theater from Wednesday, February 14 – Sunday, March 11, 2018. Tickets start at $35.25 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees. For groups of 10 or more please contact Group Sales at Groups@drphillipscenter.org or call 407.455.5550.

December 6, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation presents AN EVENING WITH JASON MRAZ, SOLO ACOUSTIC

Tickets on sale Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10 a.m.

December 6, 2017 – Orlando, FL –  Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner Jason Mraz this morning announced plans for a 17-city live tour, including a performance at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Walt Disney Theater on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10 a.m. Tickets to An Evening with Jason Mraz, Solo Acoustic start at $35 and may be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About Jason Mraz
Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances and philanthropic efforts.  Along the way, he has earned numerous platinum certifications for his various releases, made pop history with his record-breaking classic singles, “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up,” racked up two Grammy Awards, won the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Award, and has sold out amphitheaters and arenas across the globe, including The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.

Mraz recently announced he will extend his Broadway debut run in the hit musical, Waitress, with performances now scheduled through January 28. He has also co-written and performed a new original song, “Can’t Hold Out On Love,” to be featured in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film, Father Figures, arriving in theaters nationwide on December 22.

For more, please see www.jasonmraz.com and www.atlanticrecords.com.

December 4, 2017

NEW YORK - Midtown Magic for Holiday Visitors to NYC This Season

The New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Holiday Train Show® and a New Hotel Package
December 4, 2017. Bronx, New York —The annual Holiday Train Show® at The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a treasured holiday experience for visitors to New York City, high on the festive must-see list along with colorful department store windows on Fifth Avenue, Holiday Markets and ice skating at Rockefeller Center. TheHoliday Train Show runs through January 15, 2018. Entrance fees start at $23 per adult during weekdays and $30 per adult on weekends and holidays. 

ODESZA SET TO ELECTRIFY CFE ARENA ON MAY 17


TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 AT 10AM

ORLANDO, FL – Nominated for two Grammys in Best Dance/Electronic Album for “A Moment Apart” and Best Dance Recording for “A Line of Sight,” ODESZA will bring their “2018 A Moment Apart Tour” to CFE Arena on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 8, 10am. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CFE Arena Box Office. Sign up for the CFE Arena Cyber Club to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.CFEArena.com.

COLORADO - ADG'S NEWEST MOUNTAIN COASTER OPENS AT COPPER MOUNTAIN


(Cohoes, NY)  Aquatic Development Group, Inc. announces that their ADG Mountain Coasterhas now opened at Copper Mountain Resort in Frisco, CO. This mountain coaster is one of the longest alpine coasters in North America featuring a scenic ascent and a thrilling descent of twists & turns through the high-alpine forest.
 
“The Rocky Mountain Coaster is an ideal year-round attraction for just about everyone,” said Gary Rodgers, Copper Mountain’s President and GM. “We hope to see grandparents going down with their grandkids and the kids-at-heart taking a ride with their friends and family.”
 

FLORIDA - Monster Energy Fort Rock Band Lineup Announced

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
To Feature Performances From
Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack,
Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin & More
Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018
At The Festival’s New Home In Greater Fort Lauderdale
At Markham Park In Sunrise, FL


Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack, Five Finger Death PunchStone Sour, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin lead a powerful talent lineup for the 6thannual Monster Energy Fort Rock, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018Monster Energy Fort Rock moves to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise, Florida, in greater Fort Lauderdale, expanding its capacity and providing an enhanced festival experience. In association with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hello Sunny Underground Music program, South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience features rock’s top artists performing on two stages during the 2-day festival.

Monster Energy Fort Rock presale and Early Bird community ticket offers are available now and the general ticket onsale begins Friday, December 8 at Noon EST. Visit www.FortRockFestival.com for details.

The daily band lineup for Monster Energy Fort Rock is as follows (subject to change):

Saturday, April 28: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Bullet For My Valentine, Underoath, Trivium, Hatebreed, Texas Hippie Coalition, Power Trip, ‘68, Bad Wolves

Sunday, April 29: Ozzy Osbourne, Breaking Benjamin, Stone Sour, Stone Temple Pilots, Killswitch Engage, Hollywood Undead, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Red Sun Rising, Avatar, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Toothgrinder

Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin exclaims, “Hey Ft. Lauderdale! It’s Shannon from Godsmack, here to announce the band’s return to Fort Rock on April 28th. It’s been a couple years since we’ve played in Florida, and 3 out of 4 of us call the Sunshine State our home, so we are STOKED to jam with all our homies and all the great rock fans that have supported us for 20 years! Get ready to get Smacked!!”

Clay Busch, Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorship for festival co-producers Danny Wimmer Presents said, “Monster Energy Fort Rock is moving to its new home at Markham Park in Sunrise / Fort Lauderdale for its sixth year, as the site provides a larger space and room to grow, which will allow us to provide attendees with a bigger Fort Rock experience. We truly appreciate the support shown by Fort Rockers over the past five years, and encourage fans in the Fort Myers / Naples area to join us again in 2018 just across ‘Alligator Alley’.”

November 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Officially Opened Its 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot Sponsored by Swire Properties Inc with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Nov. 20


Santa Claus, Swire Properties Inc Executives and Distinguished Board Members Joined the Festivities

Miami, Fla. – Nov. 29, 2017 – Hundreds of children attending Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s after-school program gathered around Alex Rodriguez-Roig, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade, for the official opening of the 2017 Christmas City Centre Tree Lot on Nov. 20, 2017.

For more than 36 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been selling Christmas trees and wreaths to help bring holiday cheer into many South Florida households. The tradition continues in 2017 with the great addition of Swire Properties Inc as this year’s tree lot sponsor and the new name of Christmas City Centre.

NEW YORK - Newest QT hotel offers dramatic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range


New York - November 30, 2017: QT Queenstown, the latest opening from QT Hotels & Resorts (and the design group's second hotel in New Zealand), is set to open on December 1, 2017 against the dramatic backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.

The newly built 69-room designer hotel features public spaces designed by renowned hotel and interior designer Nic Graham. Inspired by the property's natural surroundings - particularly the white-peaked mountains and clear blue lake - Graham developed the lavender, soft blue and charcoal grey color palette following his first visit to Queenstown. Timber-lined ceilings, split rock walls and leather accents are a nod to Queenstown's reputation as an outdoor haven. The hotel's understated public spaces focus on the grandeur of the surrounding scenery, breaking the mold of other QT properties which typically feature generously sized lounges, coffee shops and bars.

WYOMING - MAD RIVER BOAT TRIPS INTRODUCES FINE DINING TO ITS WHITEWATER RAFTING TRIPS DOWN THE WILD AND SCENIC SNAKE RIVER

Photo By: Heidi Haeusler (Mad River Boat Trips)

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (November 2017) – Top-rated river outfitter Mad River Boat Trips has elevated its highly rated whitewater river-rafting experience by bringing Executive Chef Ty Hess on board to prepare guests’ meals. Hess will prepare fresh, ingredient-driven and ever-changing menus at the tour company’s riverside dinner site, bringing 17 years of professional culinary experience working in world-class restaurants to the banks of Wild and Scenic Snake River. The 2018 season begins May 15.

Riverside buffet-style meals are part of Mad River’s whitewater rafting experiences down the Snake River, which will become the highlight of any trip to Jackson Hole. Professional, experienced river trip guides navigate rafters through the twists and turns of Snake River Canyon while pointing out flora, fauna, geology and aspects of the region’s history that make this area unique. Mad River Boat Trips offer runs through class II and III rapids, making them appropriate for guests ages six and older. Guests will grab their paddle and shoot the rapids with Mad River’s experienced and professional guides. 

November 29, 2017

SPECTRA BY COMCAST SPECTACOR OFFERS TWO FREE TICKETS TO CFE ARENA FOR A YEAR AND A $1,000 VISA GIFT CARD WITH FOURTH ANNUAL GOLDEN TICKET

ENTER THE GOLDEN TICKET SWEEPSTAKES PRESENTED BY SPECTRA, CFE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND 101.9 AMP RADIO NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 18

Orlando, FL – Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, providers of Venue Management at CFE Arena, will award one lucky fan with The Golden Ticket, which guarantees a pair of tickets to every event held at CFE Arena and The Venue at UCF for 365 days starting January 1, 2018. New this year, a $1,000 Visa gift card presented by CFE Federal Credit Union will also be included in the grand prize. The Golden Ticket is also presented by Entercom and 101.9 AMP Radio. Registration is open now, and will close at 11:59pm on December 18, 2017.

PENNSYLVANIA - WINTER BRINGS SEASONAL PERKS TO THE VISIT PHILLY OVERNIGHT HOTEL PACKAGE

Ice skating, cocoa sipping and lodge lounging are among the cozy pastimes at the Delaware River Waterfront's seasonal wonderland Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest (above). The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Winter Package includes tickets for two rink admissions and two skate rentals.
Credit: Photo by M. Edlow for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®
Visitors Now Receive Dining Discounts & Museum Admission In Addition To Free Parking

PHILADELPHIA, November 28, 2017 - The popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package returns for the winter with dining discounts and museum admission, plus its ever-popular and convenient free hotel parking. Bookable now at visitphilly.com/overnight, the winter edition runs from December 1 through March 4, 2018.

November 26, 2017

REVIEW: Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2017


2017 marks the 15th season of Gaylord Palms Resort's holiday spectacle, ICE! - and the first year to feature "Christmas Around the World". This brilliantly inspiring theme spotlights a cascade of global tradition and culture in vibrantly colored, hand-carved ice scenes and sculptures (more than two million pounds worth, to be specific).

But, I may be putting the cart before the horse here. You see, ICE! is merely a portion of what Gaylord Palms has to offer for the holiday season... the tip of the iceberg, you could say. There is a lot more to Christmas at Gaylord Palms than the nine-degree anti-Floridian tundra takeover known as ICE! This event is a genuine festival of merriment that rivals any other holiday extravaganza in the Orlando area; with a slew of opportunities for celebration.

November 22, 2017

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Kicks-Off Friday

Over 1 million dazzling lights will sparkle for park guests throughout the season

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 21, 2017) – Starting this Friday, guests can cherish the warmth and joy of the holidays at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. From hugs with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer to heartwarming holiday shows and delicious festive dishes, guests of all ages can enjoy the most wonderful time of the year to its fullest at SeaWorld Orlando.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is included in regular park admission, with holiday activities on November 24-26, December 1-3, 8-10, and 15-31 beginning at 5:00p.m. each day.
NEW Festive Experiences: From an unforgettable storybook meal to the magic of meeting Santa Claus himself, guests can make memorable moments that spark new Christmas traditions.

-        Dine with Rudolph – Guests can book an all-new holiday dinner experience with their favorite reindeer. Hugs and smiles are shared with Rudolph as guests enjoy the telling of his classic tale during a delicious feast featuring a menu filled with traditional holiday favorites served family-style. Advance reservations for this experience are encouraged.

November 21, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Keys Celtic Festival Returns to Marathon Jan. 5-7

MARATHON, Florida Keys — Celtic rock and traditional music await attendees at the fifth annual Florida Keys Celtic Festival set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018, at the Marathon Community Park, mile marker (MM) 49.

A return of the Scottish band Albannach headlines a diverse musical lineup for the family-friendly event. Also to be featured are The Screaming Orphans, an encore performance from West of Galway and a live acoustic performance by Marcille Wallis & Friends.

A free-admission “Kilts in the Keys” celebration kicks off the weekend, featuring Irish music from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at Marathon Grill and Ale House located at MM 53.

The festivities continue at the Marathon Community Park Saturday, Jan. 6, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Other highlights of the weekend event include sheepdog herding demonstrations, the bagpipes and drums of Police Pipe and Drum of Florida, Highland athletics in a sanctioned women’s competition and men’s demonstrations, and the Florida State Haggis Hurling Championship. All events are open for public viewing.

Celtic merchandise, food, beverages, local craftspeople and vendors as well as children’s activities round out the weekend’s festivities.

Advance online purchase is available for single-day Saturday or Sunday admission tickets for only $5 per person per day. Tickets are $10 per person at the gate. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free with a paying adult.

Parking at the event is free. Specially priced Marathon accommodations are available.

Event information: floridakeyscelticfestival.com
Marathon visitor information: fla-keys.com/marathon or 1-800-262-7284
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