Monday, December 24, 2012
It's Christmas Eve. What do you say?
Merry Christmas! Today we're asking a simple question: Do you believe in Santa? There are always stories of Christmas magic, and Santa's the biggest one of all. So on this day-before-the-day, we want to know what you think. And share your best Christmas tales in the comments.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
The NORAD Santa Tracker follows Jolly Old St. Nick on his happy journey.
Should you lie through your teeth as long as possible, or 'fess up at the first hint of doubt? Tell us what you think the right time is.
As a child, we can all remember the palpable anticipation the night of Christmas Eve, trying to calm down enough to get some shuteye. The same goes for parents. Watching the children fumble down the stairs to see what Santa Claus has brought, and their eyes light up when they see colorfully wrapped presents abound under the Christmas tree — it's a special moment. The time will come, though, when questions arise about how exactly the big jolly guy does it: "So, Santa flies around the world in one night on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, somehow breaks into millions of homes and neatly stashes presents under trees? And, he still finds time to drink that milk and eat those cookies left out for him?" Parenting experts agree it can be a tough …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Santa Claus is at Bayshore Mall through Dec. 24. Families can choose from a number of photo packages.
Santa Claus is at Bayshore Mall in Glendale and, for a price, parents can take the kiddies to get a photo with the jolly man in red. He's set up shop in the Grand Hall near the food court. There are five photo packages to chose from: Rudolph -$32.99 Blitzen -$24.99 Comet -$19.99 Dasher - $14.99 Santa’s Special – Pick any (4) - $31.99 Not everything has a price. For free, kids can get smiles, hugs, wish taking, hand holding and a surprise gift. Parents can take a camera, but cannot use it within the confines of the Santa set.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
A look back at the top headlines from Fox Point-Bayside Patch in 2011.
At year's end it's nice to take a look back at where you came, which offers a good look at where you're going. At Patch, December brought many stories of giving back, a new footpath for Fox Point residents and some heartfelt letters to Santa Claus. Take a look at what made December a month to remember at Patch. Jewish Santa Crosses the Cultural Divide "There's nothing like being Santa Claus in full Santa Claus garb, driving down the highway and having cars pulling up next to you just looking," Mark Shapiro said. For the third year in a row, Mark, executive director of the Jewish Community Center, will dress up as Santa and deliver hundreds of toys the Shapiro family have collected throughout the year to children at the Cathedral Center, an…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Check out the dozens of questions that area children had for Santa on Thursday evening, when he was chatting live on Patch.
Santa tooks some time out of his busy schedule to talk to questions in a live interactive chat Thursday evening. The chat is over, but you can still see the questions - and Santa's answers in our chat replay!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Families met Santa at Cardinal Stritch University Sunday.
Dozens of familes attended Milwaukee Northshore Rotary Club's annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa charity fundraiser Sunday morning at Cardinal Stritch University in Fox Point. Members of the Rotary Club, including Nicolet District Administrator Rick Monroe, volunteered at the event, serving breakfast, handing out balloons and helping kids with arts and crafts. Eight members of the Nicolet High School advanced orchestra performed Christmas songs for the crowd, after Monroe asked the orchestra for volunteers. Proceeds benefitted local charities like St. Francis Children's Center, YMCA Strong Kids, and the Sojourner Truth Family Peace Center.