Growing up in eastern Canada, I had lots of reminders of the upcoming holiday season. I could just look out the window and the feet of ice and snow was usually a good indication that Christmas was almost upon us. While I made up for it with sledding and ice skating, I truly longed for the elaborate celebrations in other parts of the world. Oh how I wanted to see a professional ballet production of The Nutcracker or The Macy’s Parade. And even more than those, I wanted to go to Disney On Ice. Alas, they were just frozen pipe dreams; things like that didn’t exist in Cape Breton. Now that we live in California, I’m a short drive to the snow and even a shorter drive to Disney On Ice. I say we’re going to the production for Athena, but honestly… it’s all for me. Merry Christmas to me; oh and Athena, another Disney bucket list dream is about to come true.
Disney On Ice is the only ice party with all of Athena’s, ahem my, favorite Disney friends. Let’s be honest here, all new mothers are going as much for themselves as for their kids. What little girl (or little girl at heart) doesn’t want to see the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel (my personal favorite), and Tiana, singing and dancing in a winter wonderland on ice? Add Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy and the entire family will be happily celebrating together. Darren won’t admit it, but I bet he’s totally into it as well. I watch him singing and dancing to Frozen when he thinks I’m not paying attention. Sometimes Athena isn’t even in the room. (Sorry I let the cat out of the bag if you’re reading this Darren.)
Since I’ve been covering a lot of Disney experiencing lately, including Disneyland and Disney Aulani, I asked for press tickets to the celebration. Not only did I get tickets, but I found out about a great deal for families as well. You can get a Family Four-Pack of Tickets for $80. Just use the offer code: MOM14.
Ironically, my holiday dreams are coming true in California. I’ll be attending both Disney On Ice and The Nutcracker and hopefully making them a holiday tradition for our family. What other festivals, events, and celebrations are a must in the SoCal area? We’d like to add a few more to the festive roster. Share your suggestions below. Our tree is up, the lights are on, and we’re ready to celebrate!