Until Dec. 31, holiday lights and special penguin encounters will take place at Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium’s SEAson of Wonder. Visitors can witness Scuba Santa swimming in the aquariums. See the more than 35,000 live animals featured at the park. As a season of giving, the aquarium offers its adopt an animal program for visitors wanting to contribute to the care the aquarium provides to the animals.
In addition to visiting the aquarium, visitors can drive an hour to the 10,000-acre Dogwood Canyon to witness Takoda, the park’s rare white American bison. Take a ride on the Wildlife Tram Tour to see even more of the park’s wildlife. This two-hour guided ride takes guests through the canyon and into the ridgetops of Arkansas to spot herds of elk, deer and bison.
Winter sees flocks of migrating Bald Eagles settle in the park, as well, and visitors can keep an eye out for these majestic birds on one of the park’s Eagle Watching Tours. The tours begin in January 2022.
Dec. 18–26, the park hosts its popular Christmas Hunt where families can go on the indoor scavenger hunt to discover the Santa Scoop about Christmas food, traditions, lights and more. The hunt includes matching images on a sheet provided with posters to find the answers to these holiday clues.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Toys”R”Us will open a new, two-story Toys”R”Us flagship store inside American Dream, an entertainment/retail center in Bergen, New Jersey. Designed for kids of all ages, the flagship will feature a modern, two-level retail concept spanning 20,000 square feet, reminiscent of the beloved toy store customers used to love.
Through Jan. 6, 2022, families can experience the many wonders New York City’s PaleyLand has to offer this holiday season. Run by The Paley Center for Media, PaleyLand is a beloved event featuring countless holiday events across four floors to get everyone into the holiday spirit. PaleyLand is open 12–6 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Advanced ticketing is encouraged.