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Miracle On 134th Street – New Christmas Theme Park in Celina

CELINA, Texas -- Miracle on 134th Street is a new Christmas theme park open daily in Celina, Texas and a place for quality time during the holidays. Santa's sleigh seats the whole family and feels like it could take off at any moment. Mr. Claus himself is overseeing the magnificent workshop; and always welcoming the children for chats and pictures.

Santa's workshop is the main attraction featuring 8,500 square feet of holiday stations with elves building toys, stuffing teddy bears, wrapping presents, and sorting letters being mailed to the North Pole.

"Miracle on 134th Street is a holiday experience so quaint it could be a plot point in a Hallmark Christmas movie." - Dallas Observer.

Children can ride the Reindeer Express and nostalgic ponies on the Carousel of lights. They'll also encounter Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph and even the Abominable Snowman for hugs, laughter and photos. Explore the landscape of Christmas lights and meet the Peppermint Princesses. Cross the Bois d'arc bridge to see the Sugar Plumb Fairy island that the fairies call home.

"Best Santa experience ever, the grounds are gorgeous, all the staff/actors were so holly jolly, fun activities for the kids, and Santa's workshop was immaculate and fun! Will be back in the future for sure," stated Alicia Arruda after visiting with her family.

Toast s'mores by the fire, watch Christmas movies in the meadow, stroll through the twinkling tunnels, and enjoy the spirit of the holidays at Miracle on 134th Street. Enjoy cotton candy, cocoa, and more in the food court or purchase a sweatshirt from the gift shop.

"We had THE best time at Miracle On 134th Street in Celina! If you haven't gone this season, it is a MUST. The most magical place you'll take your kids this year. The best staff - so great with the kids! Ours seriously didn't want to leave! They said it was our best family Christmas experience ever," said Rebekah Johnson.

Miracle on 134th Street is open through Tuesday, December 22, 2021 from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. Parking is free and children 3 and under receive free admission. Children 12 and under receive one ride ticket with paid admission.

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Join the Magical Holiday Season: It’s all Happening in Clearwater – for the 28th Year

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Winter Wonderland has returned to downtown Clearwater, complete with Santa, rides, elves, and best of all, SNOW. The Church of Scientology invites visitors, no matter how far away, to experience the joy of the season on the Scientology Network with an episode on the woman who makes it all possible year after year in "Meet a Scientologist Pam Ryan-Anderson."

"My favorite part is the snow," said a 6-year-old visiting Winter Wonderland this year with her mom and her 5-year-old brother. "And Santa. And the Christmas Tree. And everything!"

This is the 28th year that the Church of Scientology and Clearwater Community Volunteers have created this family-friendly festival in downtown Clearwater. And it keeps getting better, from all accounts, thanks to Pam Ryan-Anderson.

Planning for the transformation of a grass-covered park into a magical Christmas village, with 77 decked-out trees, a petting zoo and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus, is a year-round volunteer project for Pam. More than 270,000 people have enjoyed the festivities at Winter Wonderland since it first started.

Admission to Winter Wonderland is free but guests are encouraged to bring a new toy or non-perishable food item for families in need. Beyond helping all those thousands of families build lifelong memories, Winter Wonderland holds an annual toy and food drive, which has distributed over 15 tons of donations to people in need. Pam's volunteer service has been recognized with a President's Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Meet a Scientologist" is an in-depth look into the lives of individual Scientologists from the frontiers of modern art, science, sports, entertainment and more. It is one of eight original series airing on the Scientology Network.

The network has also been praised for shattering the paradigm of religious broadcasting, ushering in a new era that shows a religion in action, making the world better.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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Aldersgate Annual Festival of Lights brings Joy, Caroling and Cheer to Charlotte Community

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Aldersgate is thrilled to host their Annual Festival of Lights driving tour on their campus on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. This free event showcases thousands of twinkling lights, and visitors are encouraged to roll the windows down, wave at residents and listen to local musicians.

"This amazing event was created last year as a way to bring the community together during Covid, in a safe way and for a much-needed cause," said Brooks Shelley, Chief Branding & Community Engagement Officer. "Aldersgate welcomed more than 600 driving tour attendees and collected 1,400 lbs. of nonperishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The holiday celebration brought such joy to visitors, residents, and team members alike, that we wanted to bring it back again to spread holiday cheer."

Aldersgate is grateful to both local and national sponsors for their assistance in making this event possible. See the list of sponsors at https://aldersgateliving.org/Lights/.

Donations of nonperishable food items are requested at entry to benefit Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays. Learn more about Loaves & Fishes and Friendship Trays at https://loavesandfishes.org/.

Entertainment along the drive will include the beloved Latin band, "Furia Tropikal," as well as Impromptu Acapella (a division of Carolina Voices) and the Youth Group of the Ethiopian Community Association of Charlotte & Surrounding Areas. In keeping with Aldersgate's commitment to fostering diversity, the featured bands and entertainment cross multiple cultures and traditions. Attendees will receive coffee mugs with hot chocolate packets and individually-wrapped cookies from Manolo's Latin Bakery. Manolo's Latin Bakery shares Aldersgate's commitment to philanthropy and was the winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards Heroes USA 2021 by the International Bakery Industry Exposition.

About Aldersgate:

Aldersgate is a nonprofit Life Plan Community that has been an integral part of Charlotte, NC for more than 70 years. Aldersgate is actively involved in redefining and shaping the future of senior living. Located on one of the largest green spaces in Mecklenburg County, our wooded campus is abundant in natural beauty. The community offers high quality life enrichment and a working environment for older adults and society at large, regardless of age, color, gender or sexual orientation.

Aldersgate provides an At Home service that is available to help Charlotte residents with grocery shopping, housekeeping and care, if needed. The community has earned numerous accreditations, such as CARF and SAGE Platinum. The Asbury Health & Rehabilitation Center at Aldersgate was honored by U.S. News & World Report: "Best Nursing Homes"; the local community voted Aldersgate "Best Retirement Living"; and The Charlotte Observer honored it with "Best Assisted Living." Aldersgate is committed to helping residents thrive during this challenging and unprecedented time.

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The World’s Largest Animated Holiday Light Show is Coming to Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- World of Illumination, the world's largest drive-through animated light show, is breaking ground today at its brand new location in Glendale. Located at the Westgate Shopping Center at 9121 West Glendale Avenue, the new attraction features nearly 2 million lights and is fully synchronized to popular and beloved holiday music, creating an unforgettable, magical experience for people of all ages.

Exclusive to the new Glendale location is a 36-foot tall animated Snowman, also the largest in the world. The entire experience is approximately one mile long and takes about 25 minutes to complete. This year, World of Illumination is also introducing a 3D component to its light show.

"We are so excited to bring World of Illumination to Glendale," said Simon Kreisberger, co-founder of World of Illumination. "Westgate is the center of this vibrant community and the perfect backdrop for the west valley's newest holiday tradition."

In addition to its Glendale home, World of Illumination is returning for the third year to the east valley at Tempe Diablo Stadium. While both have the same number of RBG LED lights that can be customized to 16 million shades of color, the shows feature different elements so visitors can enjoy a distinct experience at each location. It is also one of the most energy-efficient light displays on the planet.

World of Illumination is open nightly, including holidays, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weeknights and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends beginning November 20, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

Ticket prices start at $22.99 per vehicle on weeknights and $32.99 per car on weekends and holidays, and can be purchased at https://worldofillumination.com/.

A portion of proceeds benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

For more information, email info@worldofillumination.com or to schedule an interview, email info@brandedpros.com.

About World of Illumination:
With offices in Scottsdale, Arizona, World of Illumination is the world's largest animated holiday light show, featuring millions of state-of-the-art lights and displays set to holiday music. Learn more at: https://worldofillumination.com

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