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Toronto, Ontario: New Year’s Eve & Canada 150th Birthday PDF Print E-mail

If all the massive holiday goings-on in New York and other U.S. cities are getting old to you, consider enjoying the annual event in beautiful Toronto. This year’s festivities mark the final moments of Canada’s century and a half celebration since it became a British territory.

The programs offer lots of great local food, local beers and other libations, live music, ice skating, fireworks and much, much more. Public transportation and attendance at the downtown outdoor celebration are free! www.seetorontonow.com/annual-events/new-years-eve-in-toronto

Las Vegas NV: Barnum & Bailey Gone, But Memories Are Still Alive PDF Print E-mail

After 150 years, the famed circus finally closed its tents this year. However, if you happen to be in Sin City during this festive month and want to relive some of that glitter, spend some hours at Hotel Circus Circus.

Starting just after 11 a.m. every day, the Carnival Midway at Circus Circus in the casino offers free live events. Boasting they’re the world’s largest indoor circus, the program includes clowns, trapeze acts, wire walkers, strongmen, jugglers, acrobats, high-flying cyclists and much more. So, while you’re gambling away your retirement savings in the casino, look up and enjoy the show!

Copenhagen, Denmark: Enjoy Traditional Christmas Shopping PDF Print E-mail

If you’re seeking an exciting holiday travel destination with all the decor of the holidays, including snowy streets, visit beautiful Copenhagen. Begin by recalling childhood holidays at the world’s most famous amusement park, Tivoli Gardens. You’ll find it sparkling with fairytale decor and much more.

Bologna, Italy: FICO Eataly World Features Everything Italian PDF Print E-mail

The historic city is in Central Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, 80 miles from Florence. Bologna boasts one of the most complete food experiences anywhere. Over its 20 acres, visitors will find markets, restaurants, wine shops and classes in food preparation. All are surrounded by lush fields and farms that grow the ingredients for making Italian food the delight it is.

If your travels take you to Italy during the holidays and at any other time, schedule at least a day to visit FICO Eataly World in Bologna. For more info, go to www.eataly.com/us_en/magazine/eataly-stories/fico-eataly-world

Brigantine NJ: Marine Mammal Stranding Center Saves Sea Critters PDF Print E-mail

For the past 40 years, this benevolent oceanic organization has rescued thousands of dolphins, whales, seals, turtles and other sea denizens. Volunteers respond when the animals are stranded along the New Jersey coastline near Atlantic City.

Take the free tour of the center’s emergency equipment, pool house and 1,000-gallon observation tank. If you happen to be there on a busy rescue day, you can see the volunteers at their lifesaving efforts. For more info about the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, go to www.visitnj.org/nj-attractions/marine-mammal-stranding-center-museum


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