Advertisement
HomeCollectionsChristmas Celebration
IN THE NEWS

Christmas Celebration

FEATURED ARTICLES
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | December 18, 2005
It's the most wonderful time of the year at Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington, Del. Through Dec. 30, the theater presents its annual Christmas Celebration, featuring holiday songs and scenes on the big stage. The singers and dancers perform carols as well as theatrical scenes, including Santa Claus at the North Pole. Before every performance, visitors can meet Santa. Evening shows take place at 8 o'clock, with a buffet at 5:30 p.m.; matinee shows are at 1:30 p.m., with buffet at 11 a.m.; Sunday shows take place at 2:30 p.m., with buffet at noon.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Ralph Keyes | December 23, 2007
YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio -- My best Christmas as an adult was one I spent in the hospital. That was where our first child was born, on Dec. 21. As his mother recuperated, our new little family observed the holidays in her room, cut off from the frenzied world outside, enjoying one another's company, and only occasionally being reminded of what we were missing by muted sounds of revelry down at the nurses' station. Being in the hospital gave us an impeccable excuse not to "celebrate." We had no parties to attend, no cards to mail, no last-minute gifts to buy, no crowds to brave.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | December 12, 1996
Scottish ChristmasFor an afternoon of bagpipes, guitars, fiddles and hammered dulcimer with a holiday flair, go to the Avalon Theater in Easton Sunday afternoon. The Scottish Christmas celebration, featuring Eric Riegler, Al Pettiway, Bonnie Rideout and Maggie Sansone, will include a lively collection of traditional carols, wassail tunes and Highland dance music.The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the theater, 40 E. Dover St. Tickets are $10. Call (410) 822-0345.Lighthouses and KeepersExplore the historical role of lighthouses and the keepers of the guiding lights at an exhibition that starts today at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Va. "Lighthouses and Keepers" includes photographs, etchings, engravings, postcards, lighthouse lamps and lighthouse keepers' memorabilia.
NEWS
By PATRICIA MONTLEY | December 25, 2005
For Christians around the world, the Christmas tree, circled in lights and topped with an angel, is a powerful symbol of the birth of Jesus, the "light of the world." But like all powerful symbols, the evergreen has been claimed by a wide variety of peoples and cultures because, despite the cold and darkness of winter, it remains vigorously verdant, thus seeming immortal. Ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Hebrews all had their "sacred trees" that symbolized eternal life. The Greeks saw the fir as sacred to Artemis, the moon goddess who presided over childbirth.
NEWS
By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Staff Writer | December 6, 1992
The volunteers at Grace United Methodist Church gave up on their cotton candy machine after about two tries.Icy blasts of cold air yesterday during Aberdeen's annual Christmas celebration yanked the blue-and-pink spun candy off sticks and into the air. Some ended up stuck to ivy bushes next to the church."
NEWS
By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 1996
A NUMBER of our community groups and schools are having holiday celebrations this week.Unity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is having a Christmas celebration from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday at Van Bokkelen Elementary School.The guest speaker is the Rev. Lewis Anthony, pastor of #i Metropolitan Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, who will lead a rap session.A food, clothing and toy drive will be held during the Christmas celebration. The congregation, working with Van Bokkelen Elementary and Principal Rose Tasker, hopes to help at least 45 people.
NEWS
By SALLY BUCKLER | December 15, 1994
Chris Miles is described as a real good kid with a great sense of humor. It was his leadership potential, however, that netted Chris this year's Glenelg High School Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation Maryland Leadership Award. Chris will attend an expenses-paid four-day seminar on leadership and related topics in April.At the seminar, he will have daily interaction with leaders from industry, education, science and the government. He will also participate in field trips to educational sites. Chris has been active in the Student Government Association at Glenelg.
TRAVEL
August 14, 2005
A Memorable Place Christmas on the other side of the world By Charles L. Wagandt II SPECIAL TO THE SUN This past Christmas was going to be different -- no holiday festivities, no shopping, no opening of gifts. Our family of five planned a different kind of gift -- sharing time together. My wife, Mary Jo, two sons, a daughter and I flew out of the darkness and cold of early winter in Baltimore to a land of long days and mild early summer. Four flights across the U.S. and the Pacific landed us in Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu on the South Island of New Zealand.
NEWS
By Joseph Walsh | December 8, 2002
AS THE holidays approach, we yearn for the perfect Yuletide of years past, with carolers and wide-eyed children, and good will among men -- and no crass commercialization of the holiday in sight. Perhaps we would be less dissatisfied with our yearly frenzy of buying, selling and decorating if we reminded ourselves that such an old-fashioned Christmas never actually existed. In the 19th century, the era on which we focus most of our nostalgia, businesses already were figuring out ways to transform good will into good balance sheets.
NEWS
October 23, 2005
November events Nov. 4 First Friday -- 4 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Havre de Grace; extended shopping hours at more than 50 downtown merchants. Free live music and street performers. 410-939-2100. Nov. 5 Harford Day School's Fine Arts Festival -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air; fine arts and American handcrafts; juried exhibit and sale; more than 50 artists from nine states will present original, handcrafted work in a variety of media. Admission: Adults, $5; children, free.
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | December 18, 2005
It's the most wonderful time of the year at Three Little Bakers Dinner Theatre in Wilmington, Del. Through Dec. 30, the theater presents its annual Christmas Celebration, featuring holiday songs and scenes on the big stage. The singers and dancers perform carols as well as theatrical scenes, including Santa Claus at the North Pole. Before every performance, visitors can meet Santa. Evening shows take place at 8 o'clock, with a buffet at 5:30 p.m.; matinee shows are at 1:30 p.m., with buffet at 11 a.m.; Sunday shows take place at 2:30 p.m., with buffet at noon.
NEWS
October 23, 2005
November events Nov. 4 First Friday -- 4 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Havre de Grace; extended shopping hours at more than 50 downtown merchants. Free live music and street performers. 410-939-2100. Nov. 5 Harford Day School's Fine Arts Festival -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air; fine arts and American handcrafts; juried exhibit and sale; more than 50 artists from nine states will present original, handcrafted work in a variety of media. Admission: Adults, $5; children, free.
TRAVEL
August 14, 2005
A Memorable Place Christmas on the other side of the world By Charles L. Wagandt II SPECIAL TO THE SUN This past Christmas was going to be different -- no holiday festivities, no shopping, no opening of gifts. Our family of five planned a different kind of gift -- sharing time together. My wife, Mary Jo, two sons, a daughter and I flew out of the darkness and cold of early winter in Baltimore to a land of long days and mild early summer. Four flights across the U.S. and the Pacific landed us in Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu on the South Island of New Zealand.
NEWS
By Joseph Walsh | December 8, 2002
AS THE holidays approach, we yearn for the perfect Yuletide of years past, with carolers and wide-eyed children, and good will among men -- and no crass commercialization of the holiday in sight. Perhaps we would be less dissatisfied with our yearly frenzy of buying, selling and decorating if we reminded ourselves that such an old-fashioned Christmas never actually existed. In the 19th century, the era on which we focus most of our nostalgia, businesses already were figuring out ways to transform good will into good balance sheets.
NEWS
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 9, 2000
AUSTIN, Texas - There was a party at the governor's mansion last night, but with less to celebrate than its chief resident probably had hoped when the day began. A previously scheduled Christmas party went on as planned, but Gov. George W. Bush surely would have preferred also to be celebrating a victory in the Florida Supreme Court. Instead, a day that had started with Bush in his increasingly comfortable president-to-be mode - getting a CIA briefing and talking transition plans with aides - suddenly turned around when the court announced it would allow additional manual recounts in Florida.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1999
Before they attended Christmas church service, before they lighted candle luminarias along suburban sidewalks, before they cut into Esskay hams and spiced loaves of Bohemian raisin-nut bread, they skated.Families and friends gathered at the Inner Harbor skating rink yesterday to burn a few calories, stretch their muscles and strengthen holiday traditions on what was a cold but brilliant day before Christmas."This is our kickoff to the holiday," said Diana Strohecker, 43, an elementary school principal from Severna Park who showed up at the rink at Rash Field with her husband, Stephen, also 43, and daughter, Natalie, 9.As with many in the ear-muffed and heavily bundled crowd, the Stroheckers rushed through last-minute errands in the morning to create time for family entertainment in the afternoon.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN COLUMNIST | December 22, 1998
There is, as the song says, no place like home for the holidays. But as Christmases pass and parents age, just which home is home for the holidays often changes.Like Mother's holiday china or the box full of ornaments that have been part of every Christmas we can remember, we try to move the traditional family celebrations to a new location gingerly -- without breaking anything.Inevitably, though, the next generation makes these gatherings their own, and Christmas memories are slightly altered or made altogether new for their children and grandchildren.
NEWS
By George F. Will | December 24, 1998
WASHINGTON -- A sardonic British skeptic of the late 19th century suggested that three words should be carved in stone over all church doors: "Important if true." On Christmas Eve, at the end of the rarely stately and always arduous march that Americans make each year to the happiest holiday, it sometimes seems that they are supposed to celebrate Christmas as though they have agreed to forget what supposedly it means.There are several reasons why forgetting, actual or make-believe, is not altogether unfortunate.
NEWS
By George F. Will | December 24, 1998
WASHINGTON -- A sardonic British skeptic of the late 19th century suggested that three words should be carved in stone over all church doors: "Important if true." On Christmas Eve, at the end of the rarely stately and always arduous march that Americans make each year to the happiest holiday, it sometimes seems that they are supposed to celebrate Christmas as though they have agreed to forget what supposedly it means.There are several reasons why forgetting, actual or make-believe, is not altogether unfortunate.
FEATURES
By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN COLUMNIST | December 22, 1998
There is, as the song says, no place like home for the holidays. But as Christmases pass and parents age, just which home is home for the holidays often changes.Like Mother's holiday china or the box full of ornaments that have been part of every Christmas we can remember, we try to move the traditional family celebrations to a new location gingerly -- without breaking anything.Inevitably, though, the next generation makes these gatherings their own, and Christmas memories are slightly altered or made altogether new for their children and grandchildren.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.