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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off holiday season Saturday

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Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more

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BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

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Jason Aldean says he hopes for healing after Vegas shooting

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Jason Aldean says he hopes for healing after Vegas shooting in first interview

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28th annual Festival of Trees and Lights held this weekend at Louisville Slugger Field

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Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off

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Warm temps at Omaha Holiday Lights Festival can't dampen the Christmas spirit
On the skin, it didn’t feel like the kickoff to Christmas. But it did in the heart. After a day of temperatures in the high 60s in the metro area, thousands of people crowded the Gene Leahy Mall and surrounding streets and sidewalks to watch the illumination of blocks of trees festooned with shimmering light bulbs. And while the weather was in the mid-60s when people started arriving for the 6 p   Read More ...
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Bay Area Weekend Events: Christmas tree lighting, holiday festival and more
We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.   Read More ...
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weekend calendar: Holiday Lights Festival, Papillion Winter Wonderland, Poinsettia Show Aglow and more
Happy Thanksgiving. Looking for something to do this weekend? See the annual Gene Leahy Mall lights, shop for locally produced goods or see hundreds of poinsettias. Holiday Lights Festival / Thursday Christmas at Union Station / Friday Decorate cookies, make holiday crafts and tour the Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., during the holiday event from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be live music and a tree-lighting ceremony at 7   Read More ...
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Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival scheduled for next week
FAIRFIELD — The annual Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival returns to the historic Burr Homestead next week after a brief hiatus. The festival will run from Thursday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 3 at Burr Homestead — located at 739 Old Post Road in Fairfield. “Visitors can enjoy a cup hot cider as they meander through the newly renovated mansion and view the rooms designed by local interior decorators and artists,” a news release said   Read More ...
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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to host Christmas Carol Festival
Setting the tone for the holiday season, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield's South End will host its first-ever Christmas Carol Festival on Dec. 10. Families are invited to come to the church between 2 and 4 p.m. to sing favorite Christmas carols, learn a bit about their history, be inspired by Christmas memories, relive the miracle of Christmas, and enjoy homemade Christmas cookies   Read More ...
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Holiday Guide 2017: Family events, festivals and more
A guide to family-friendly local holiday events, light-show, festivals and more -many of them free.   Read More ...
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Christmas Trees Decorated with Care for the Festival of Trees and Lights
DES MOINES, Iowa — The presents have been wrapped and the ornaments have been hung with care on all the Christmas trees at Hy-Vee Hall just in time for the Festival of Trees and Lights. Each strand of lights and every detail was carefully placed on 84 different Christmas trees for the magical event. Many of the trees are dedicated to children struggling with cancer   Read More ...
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Festival of Trees
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Festival of Trees The 33rd annual Festival of Trees at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn features dozens of elaborately decorated Christmas trees. It runs through Nov. 26. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Trailing of the Sheep Festival receives honor
SUN VALLEY – The Trailing of the Sheep Festival, held yearly in Sun Valley, just received another national feather in its cap. At its recent annual convention, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) announced the winners of the 2017 Phoenix Awards that recognize outstanding conservation and preservation efforts in tourism. The two Phoenix Awards were presented to the festival and the Shorefast Foundation and Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada   Read More ...
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Local film festival celebrates Native culture
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A local film festival celebrated Native culture Sunday. The Pueblo Film Fest wrapped up Sunday at the Native Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. It showcased the work of the Native American Filmmakers and actors, with a focus on Pueblo people. It also highlighted other aspects of New Mexico culture. “Storytelling is a very important part of our culture and how we share who we are and how we pass down the language and how we pass down the culture,” said Bettina Sandoval   Read More ...
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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival celebrates holiday season in Chicago
The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicked off the holiday season on Saturday along Michigan Avenue in Chicago with a parade, musical performances, Disney characters and fireworks.   Read More ...
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Italian Heritage Festival crushes world's largest meatball record
An Italian club in Columbus, Ohio has held the record since 2011, with a 1110 lb 7.84 oz meatball. To say Hilton Head broke the record would be an understatement. The HHI Club obliterated it, with their meatball weighing in at 1707 lb 8 oz!!! Mike Janela from Guinness World Records who certified the meatball said, "They made sure there was no doubt about the status of this record, and you know what, 'better safe than sorry' is something we've seen work in a lot of people's favor" The special cage-like contraption was designed by a local engineer, Joseph P Carpinteri, and built by Kevin Lawless   Read More ...
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Community preps for Christmas with local arts and crafts festival
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (KRQE) – Holiday shoppers and decorators opted for local over “big box” Saturday at a local arts and crafts festival. The festival was held in Rio Rancho at the Sabana Grande Recreation Center. The event had everything you could need to decorate for Christmas; wreaths, ornaments, stockings and more. It was also a chance for people to stock up on locally made holiday gifts   Read More ...
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Festival of Trees: Beloved holiday tradition returns
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Festival of Trees: Beloved holiday tradition returns The 33rd annual Festival of Trees, which benefits the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, features 58 elaborately decorated trees, children's activities and a 212-square foot Lego display. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival kicks off holiday season Saturday
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Lewisburg Holiday Festival Weekend features ice carving demonstration
The annual Lewisburg Holiday Festival Weekend kicks off on Saturday in downtown Lewisburg, featuring a full schedule of holiday activities including a special ice carving with executive chef Steven Halliday. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Ice carving begins at 11 a.m. in the City Green Space at the corner of Route 219 and Route 60. Santa will visit from noon to 2 p   Read More ...
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Plan your holiday season: Seattle-area fairs, festivals and more
Yulefest Arts and crafts vendors, traditional Scandinavian Christmas food and drinks, music and dancing, Santa; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle; $5, ages 5 and younger free (nordicmuseum.org/events). Festival of Trees Display of designer-decorated trees, Nov. 18-29; Festival of Trees Celebration with cookies, storytelling, holiday sale, Santa photos, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 19, Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 411 University St   Read More ...
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Jason Aldean urges unity, healing in first interview since Las Vegas massacre
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, said that he initially thought a speaker had blown when he heard a sound like a crackling over his in-ear monitors   Read More ...
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'Writers Believe in a Modern, Free Society.' How a Literary Festival Aims to Transform Bangladesh
Barcroft Media—Barcroft Media via Getty Images In Bangladesh, where independent bloggers and journalists have increasingly become targets of violence, the Dhaka Literary Festival has become a symbol of defiance. Its message about the power of truth and art also serves as a respite in this South Asian country, which is facing a number of challenges. Saddled with poverty and struggling to prevent the spread of transnational terrorism, Bangladesh has also been plunged into the center of the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis stemming from neighboring Myanmar   Read More ...
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BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Thursday, November 16, 2017 07:46AM The magic of the holidays, Chicago style, is captured for viewers around the country with musical performances, beloved Walt Disney World characters, and dazzling fireworks, as more than a million twinkling Michigan Avenue lights set the stage for the LIVE broadcast of the spectacular BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Saturday, November 18 from 6-7:00 p   Read More ...
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Southern Lights Holiday Festival returns to horse park
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A holiday tradition resumes this week when the annual Southern Lights holiday festival opens at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. This year's event runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31. Festival officials say more than 120,000 people in more than 30,000 vehicles attend Southern Lights each year from Kentucky and beyond. The holiday driving tour features a variety of holiday, equine-themed and pop culture displays   Read More ...
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Fifth gunman charged in Cuomo aide's shooting death during J'ouvert festival
Two years after a high-ranking aide to Gov. Cuomo was killed in gang war crossfire, Brooklyn prosecutors have charged a fifth gunman with his murder. Stanley Elianor, 26, was indicted Wednesday in Carey Gabay's killing during J'ouvert celebrations on Bedford Ave. in September 2015. A stray bullet hit the Harvard educated lawyer and former assistant counsel to Cuomo in the head   Read More ...
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San Diego Bay Wine + Wine Festival returns
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — Southern California's largest food and wine classic is back for its fourteenth season. It is time again for the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival. Giving Morning Extra a taste of the events still to come are: Chef Aron Schwartz of the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Chef Alfie from Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria, Emily Josenhans from the U   Read More ...
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Jason Aldean says he hopes for healing after Vegas shooting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, said that he initially thought a speaker had blown when he heard a sound like a crackling over his in-ear monitors   Read More ...
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Jason Aldean says he hopes for healing after Vegas shooting in first interview
Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, said that he initially thought a speaker had blown when he heard a sound like a crackling over his in-ear monitors   Read More ...
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Jason Aldean says he hopes for healing after Vegas shooting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean says he hopes that healing can start for those affected by a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival in his first interview since the October shooting. Speaking on NBC's "Today" show, Aldean, who was on stage when a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, said that he initially thought a speaker had blown when he heard a sound like a crackling over his in-ear monitors   Read More ...
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Sneak peek: Cincinnati's Festival of Lights opens this weekend
CINCINNATI — One of Cincinnati’s favorite Christmas traditions kicks off this weekend. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Festival of Lights will open for its 35th season on Saturday. This year’s festival will be bigger and brighter than years past, oughout the zoo. Festival of Lights is one of the highlights of Christmas festivities in the Queen City and was voted as the No   Read More ...
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INTERESTING Things About the Hungry Ghost Festival
The origins of this festival began in China but have spread out to many Asian countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and Taiwan. This Buddhist and Taoist tradition holds according to the Chinese calendar, the legend goes that on the seventh month in the lunar calendar the gates of Hell and the doors of Heaven are open, and ghosts, spirits, ancient ancestors, and the souls of the recently departed are able to move about the world of the living once more. After two weeks of roaming, the festival reaches its peak, usually observed on the 15th day of this seventh month, and these ghosts are known to grow ravenous, and so the Hungry Ghost Festival takes to the streets to feed and appease these restless spirits   Read More ...
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Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Director Spike Lee asked the audience at the Virginia Film Festival to observe a moment of silence to remember the Charlottesville woman killed after a car plowed through a group of protesters during a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The Academy Award-winning director spoke about racial issues and the country's divisive history Saturday at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville   Read More ...
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Filmmaker Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Director Spike Lee asked the audience at the Virginia Film Festival to observe a moment of silence to remember the Charlottesville woman killed after a car plowed through a group of protesters during a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The Academy Award-winning director spoke about racial issues and the country’s divisive history Saturday at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville   Read More ...
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Spike Lee discusses racism at Charlottesville film festival
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Director Spike Lee asked the audience at the Virginia Film Festival to observe a moment of silence to remember the Charlottesville woman killed after a car plowed through a group of protesters during a white nationalist rally on Aug. 12. The Academy Award-winning director spoke about racial issues and the country's divisive history Saturday at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville   Read More ...
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San Francisco Transgender Film Festival brings hope after progressive election wins
It was a packed house at the Roxie Theatre Saturday night. In fact, the entire place was sold out for three days for the San Francisco Transgender Film Festival. But the buzz this night was also about a larger, nationwide movement.   Read More ...
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28th annual Festival of Trees and Lights held this weekend at Louisville Slugger Field
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Bats and baseballs have been replaced with Christmas trees and lights at Louisville's Slugger Field. It's all part of the 28th annual Festival of Trees and Lights benefiting Norton Children's Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Hundreds of decorated trees and wreaths are on display, and kids can get their picture taken with Santa, check out the candy shop, or play in the Elf town   Read More ...
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Liberty Humane Society - Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival
The annual Craft Beer & Whiskey Festival sponsored by SPHERE Technology Solutions will be held on Saturday from 1 - 5 pm. Join us and taste the best of what the area has to offer in beer, whiskey, wine and local food, and stay for the games contests, silent auction, 50 / 50 raffle, a jewelry stand and much more. All proceeds will go to benefit the Liberty Humane Society, whose mission is to foster a community of compassion and respect, and provide animals in need with a chance at a lifelong, loving home   Read More ...
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Holiday Festival of Lights kicks off
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - It's beginning to feel a little more like the holiday season outside just in time for the first night of the Festival of Lights. There are two million lights in the whole festival, it's really a sight you have to see for yourself. There is a three-mile driving tour to can take, there's marshmallow roasting, train rides, a carousel, and even photo opportunities to Mingle with Kringle   Read More ...
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City sets free holiday activities, including lighting ceremonies, festival and performances
Mayor Jean Stothert announced a variety of free events Thursday during the 18th annual Holiday Lights Festival, which kicks off Thanksgiving night. That evening, the mayor will flip the switch to hundreds of thousands of lights at Gene Leahy Mall, 11th and Farnam Streets. The 6 p.m. event is free, a Making Spirits Bright holiday concert afterward at 7 p.m. at the Holland Center is free and so are various other downtown activities during the holidays   Read More ...
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NH Club News: Somersworth group plans penny sale fundraiser
SOMERSWORTH — The Somersworth Festival Association is hosting its annual penny sale fundraiser Sunday, Nov. 19, at Somersworth High School, 11 Memorial Drive. Proceeds will help support SFA’s family-oriented activities, including its Children’s Festival, Kids Koncerts, Breakfast with Frosty and Pumpkin Festival. Prizes include a 55-inch, 4k flat-screen TV, Mills Falls hotel stay, a drone, game gloves autographed by Boston Bruin Johnny Boychuk, tickets for sporting events, gift certificates to area restaurants and other businesses, gift baskets, clothing, jewelry and more   Read More ...
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Franklin Square Kicks Off Holiday Festival
The electrical spectacle runs seven weeks.   Read More ...
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Bay Area Weekend Events: Teotihuacan artifacts, Armenian food festival
We've partnered with the team at Hoodline - the hyperlocal neighborhood website- to bring you what's new and happening this weekend in San Francisco.   Read More ...
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Casper College to showcase Deaf culture, arts at festival
One traditional story in the Deaf community goes like this: A lumberjack is chopping down trees and yelling “timber” as they fall. But one tree doesn’t fall. Soon, a doctor determines it’s deaf. So he spells “timber” in American Sign Language and, finally, the tree falls. Lizzie Mason plans to tell this story and other traditional stories from Deaf culture at Casper College’s first Deaf Expressive Arts Festival on Nov   Read More ...
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