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Happy Holidays! My name is Toni from My Book Addiction and I am thrilled to be posting on Five Dollar Shake today. Thank you so much for the invitation, Jenn!
I’ve always wanted to take my family to Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village. Every year we hear the fireworks from our living room and have always wondered what it would be like to go. Well, this year was a dream come true. It was a magical experience that none of us will forget. I was a little nervous because I have never been much of a winter person. You’d think living in Michigan for so long I would be used to it by now, but I am not a fan of cold weather, and it was only twelve degrees the night we went. Let me tell you, though.. it was beyond worth it. There were houses and other buildings along the way with different types of entertainment and demonstrations, so it was perfect. Whenever I got cold I would just pop into one and enjoy the show, then pop back out and continue along on our adventure.
Holiday Nights has carolers on nearly every corner, horse-drawn sleigh rides with a guitar-playing entertainer on each one, an outdoor ice rink, fantastic food, delicious hot chocolate. It was like being in a Christmas movie. My favorite part, and I know it was the highlight of my little girls’ nights as well, was seeing Santa Claus on Maple Lane. Not only did we get to see the big man up on that shining balcony, surrounded by Christmas lights, but Santa also called out to each of the children. When he said, “Oh, look, there’s Libby and Gabby! Merry Christmas to you both!” the look on their faces was nothing I’ve ever seen before. Gabby had asked me as we were approaching if he was the real Santa, and I said, “I don’t know.. let me get closer and see.” After he called out to them she turned to me with wide eyes and said, “It is the real Santa! He knows our names!!” If it hadn’t been so cold outside a tear may have escaped my eye. I’m sad to report that I didn’t get a good picture of Santa because my camera was frozen by that point, but there’s no way any of us will ever forget the experience.
Holiday Nights at Greenfield Village is the most enchanting way to celebrate the holidays. We will definitely be going again next year. I’m going to be sure to ask Santa for thermal underwear for the whole family, too!
Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village, Dec. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 26-28. Starting at 6:30 PM.
FTC Disclosure: Free tickets were received in exchange for this and a previous blog post. All photos used, and opinions expressed are honest and belong to the reviewer. This post contains no affiliate links.
Escape from Planet Earth is the animated tale of the hero Scorch Supernova who enjoys exploring neighboring planets and makes discoveries for his people, a blue alien race from the planet Baab. After he had rescued several kidnapped children, he was widely regarded throughout the planet. Scorch then decides to venture to the ‘Dark Planet’, planet Earth, on yet another exciting exploration in response to an apparent call for help. Unfortunately, he finds himself caught up in the trap of an evil and vengeful General Shanker after his arrival and finds himself in Area 51 with other captured aliens. It is then up to Scorch’s nerdy, rule loving brother Gary to come to his rescue. Now Available on DirecTV On Demand. If you haven’t signed up for DirecTV visit http://www.SaveOnTVDirect.com for special deals on packages and signing up.
The Canadian flick starred several famous actors and actresses.
Scorch Supernova, the adventurous hero who finds himself trapped on Earth, was the voice of Brenden Fraser.
Gary Supernova, the nerdy brother who is forced to go on a rescue mission for his brother was played by Rob Corddry.
Kip Supernova, the son of Gary Supernova, was played by the young Jonathan Morgan Heit.
Kira Supernova, the wife of Gary Supernova, was played by Sarah Jessica Parker.
Lena, the head of the organization Scorch works for, known as BASA, was played by Jessica Alba.
General Shanker, the evil and vengeful captor of Scorch, was played by William Shatner.
When the Supernova family back on Baab realizes that Scorch has been captured, Gary’s young son Kip becomes determined to and rescue his uncle, Gary discourages him and the boy leaves very upset. When Gary goes to try and talk to his son he finds that Kip has snuck out to try and launch a rescue mission. Gary manages to stop him just in time, but realizes that he needs to go in his place to rescue his brother.
After arriving on Earth, Gary finds himself face to face with General Shanker. He discovers that Shanker is so evil because when he was younger three aliens had accidently killed his father. For his revenge, he is determined to destroy all the alien planets with a laser built by the other captured aliens.
It is also revealed that Lena, the head of Scorch’s organization of BASA, is in fact an ally of Shanker and believes herself to be in love with him. She is sending him blutonium, a power source. Scorch works to rig the blutonium to destroy the laser the aliens had built. Back on BASA, Kip and Kira manage to subdue Lena. Scorch and Gary escape from Area 51 and find Scorch’s ship and make their way back home.
The movie did not fare too well with critics, who were mostly disappointed with the script but noted that the acting was relatively strong. Reviewers did note a few laughs that were thrown in, but said that most adults would find the movie too drawn out. Some did find the movie mildly entertaining, especially for the younger audience that the movie was intended.
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Get tangled up in Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen in a magical, musical journey that all begins with a fateful kiss. And fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. All your favorite princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Experience the beauty, sparkle, and spirit when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to your hometown!
In anticipation for the show, click and print on this fun Dare to Dream maze to enjoy with your family.
This show is sure to be a great experience for the whole family!
If you live in the greater Detroit area and would like to see Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream at The Palace of Auburn Hills (March 14-17, 2013) I have a Special Discount Offer for you!
Starting 1/18/13 @ 10:00 AM – simply use the code ” MOM ” when purchasing tickets Online, by Phone (800) 745-3000 or at the Palace Box Office to receive a special price of only $15 each.
When purchasing on the Ticketmaster site enter the code in the ‘Advance or Promotion Ticket Selection
Not valid on Rinkside or VIP tickets. Valid on all performances.
Also keep your eyes out to win a Family Pack of tickets here on my blog in time to see the show!
Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship with Feld Entertainment and am being provided with free event passes for the purpose of writing this and future blog posts. No type of monetary compensation was or will be received. The opinions expressed on fivedollarshake.net are honest and my own.
It’s time to start talking Trucks! The world famous Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam event is coming to Michigan’s Ford Field on January 12, 2013. Don’t miss my special discount offer and ticket giveaway below!
Purchase tickets for Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam from Ticketmaster.com, Ford Field or call 1-800-745-3000.
4 Tickets, 4 Hot Dogs, 4 Drinks and 4 Pit Passes for $100! Savings of over $75!
Not valid on Front Row or Gold Circle seats. Must be purchased in packs of 4. Limit 12 tickets in one purchase.
Enter to win tickets!
Okay, ready to get down, loud and dirty with these Monster Trucks? One Five Dollar Shake reader will score a free family four pack of tickets. Enter to win by simply leaving a comment below saying why you’d like to win.
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One winner will be chosen and contacted by email on January 4, 2013.
Disclosure: I have an ongoing relationship and contract with Feld Entertainment and am provided with free event passes for the purpose of writing this and future blog posts. No type of monetary compensation was or will be received. The opinions expressed on fivedollarshake.net are honest.