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Scream Hollow Presents: Twisted Christmas [Event + Giveaway]


While Scream Hollow’s Wicked Halloween Park was for big kids rather, Twisted Christmas is a fun event for all ages, for younger kids by day and for older kids by night.

Read on for details and for a chance to win a family-4-pass to Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas.
By Birgit Sund on December 7, 2018

German Christmas Traditions And How To Prepare For Christmas The German Way


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

By Birgit Sund on December 6, 2018

Holiday Fun For The Whole Family At The Domain + Santa Pictures [Giveaway]


If you’re looking for a festive holiday experience, head to the Domain for twinkling lights, carolers, complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Santa experience that will delight kids of all ages. Read on for details and how to enter the Santa Photo Package Giveaway.
By Birgit Sund on December 6, 2018

Great Gift Alternatives To Toys For Kids In And Around Austin


Toys are important, toys are fun.

Some toys are amazing and enriching to a child's imagination, learning and creativity.

But: Many toys are just something that gets wrapped up in pretty paper, so your child has something to rip into on Christmas morning, or on their birthday, or on any other gift-inspired holiday. These toys often last only for a short time, are forgotten in no time, and end up on the landfill.

Austin is an amazing city to raise kids.

The Austin area has so much to give and offers some fantastic toy-alternatives that serve your children (and your entire family) well.
By Birgit Sund on December 2, 2018

The Nutcracker - One Of Austin’s Favorite Ways To Celebrate The Season


Listen up, parents of established or future prima ballerinas and ballet dancers: The Nutcracker, one of Austin’s favorite ways to celebrate the season, is back!

Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!
By Birgit Sund on November 29, 2018

Take the Reverse Advent Calendar Challenge – Starts December 1st!

One of our Christmas traditions is the advent calendar. Our kids LOVE to open one little surprise every day in December.

This year, we're going to do something a little different (although we're still doing the usual advent calendar) and we challenge you to do the exact same: A Reverse Advent Calendar. What do you need to do? Read on.

By Birgit Sund on November 26, 2018

Holiday Launch Party At The Domain


The Holidays are getting real, don't miss The Domain's Holiday Launch Party! 

Enjoy a family-friendly holiday celebration with fun activities. Read on for more information.
By Birgit Sund on November 12, 2018

What To Do With Too Much Halloween Candy



Too much candy? Here’s what you can do.
By Birgit Sund on November 1, 2018

Every Child Deserves A Happy Halloween – Free Costumes For Children Of Low-Income Families


Celebrating Halloween should not be a kid’s “privilege”, it should be a kid’s “right”.

Let’s face it: Halloween costumes aren’t cheap. While some costumes can be easily created with items many households have at home, most costumes come with a - for some families hefty - price tag.

Do you have Halloween costumes your child has outgrown of and that you'd like to donate? Or are you struggling to “pay the price of Halloween”? Read on to learn how Costume Connections (and you) can help.
By Birgit Sund on October 19, 2018

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park Calling Austin's Braves [Giveaway]


Where are the brave parents of even braver kids 12 years and up? If you raised your hand, read on. But behold, this is not for scaredy cats!

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park kicked off a fourth spooky season last week. Nestled among 20-acres of dense forest in Bastrop, a stone’s throw from Austin, and just miles from the site of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park is the ultimate Halloween experience and one of the top haunts in the country.

Find out more about this creepy spot and enter for a chance to win a family-4 pack of tickets to Scream Hollow.
By Birgit Sund on September 26, 2018