Winter break is fast approaching and children are gearing up for Christmas time. As schools start to close for break it can be a daunting task trying to figure out how to keep your child occupied. There's hope! Planning fun outings with your child will not only keep them from feeling like the walls are closing in on them at home, it also creates an opportunity for some family bonding time. Here are some places to consider during winter break.
Union Square-San Francisco: With the gi-normously lit Christmas Tree to the beautifully decorated Macy's, children will love taking in the scenery. The news recently broadcast a window display at Macy's with puppies for children to look at. If you can get tickets, why not take in a show at the A.C.T. theater and see A Christmas Carol? visit www.act-sf.org.
Santa Train-Napa Valley: Oh, what fun! Take your child to see Santa and more holiday characters on this hour and a half train ride. The Napa Valley Wine train is converted to this holiday, fun- filled child extravaganza. For more information visit www.winetrain.com/holiday
The Holiday Stroll-Montclair: Live Christmas music, fire trucks that children can board, motorcycles with holiday lights and food galore...need I say more? This family outing is a fun one! It has come and gone for the year, but put it on your calendars for next year. You won't want to miss out.
Gilroy Gardens Holiday Lights-Gilroy: As if this place isn't enough fun during the summer! There are millions of holiday lights, a Santa's workshop, ice-skating and holiday themed rides. Go to
Now I'd like to hear where you go for holiday fun. Living in the Bay Area provides no shortage of fun, exciting and creative things to do and places to go. Where have you been for the holidays that was memorable for you and your child? Please also post on the Child Care of the Bay facebook page for parents to see and share! www.facebook.com/ChildCareoftheBay.
Thanks and Happy Holidays!