The NBC Today Show looked into some great Christmas celebrations across the U.S. The Christkindlmarket in Chicago is one I've been to. Similar celebrations in Marion and Iowa City have been well-attended. Even our ice-cold Fire & Ice parade was a success as Hawkeye Staters don't let a drop in temps ruin their fun.

Georgetown Historical Society


My brother lives in Calgary and they used to hold a "First Night" family fun night downtown. Another market where people just get out and have some fun in the elements, no matter how severe.

Here's that story from NBC.

Just 11 days until Christmas and 17 until 2014! Wherever your travels take you this holiday, we hope they are the best ever!