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66th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - December 1st
  Orwell, New York

Watch the tree light up, sing Christmas carols and enjoy cookies, cocoa, and fun with Santa!

Art Basel Miami Beach - December 4th to December 07
  Miami Beach, Florida

The world's artists converge on Miami Beach and draw tens of thousands of art enthusiasts.  International Artworld meet Miami Beach - A city that ranks high in world class art now finds itself with many additional exhibitions at the museums and galleries. (Art Basel is here.) Match the art deco architecture along side the prestine beaches and you have Art Basel Miami Beach.  

( Paintings, Drawings, Sculptures, Photos, Film, and additional artwork )

( established, new, and emerging art "stars" )

Originating in the early 70's, Basel Art founder by 3 visionaries providing a platform for mankind to express themselves.  Basel is a city in Switzerland located where the swiss, french, and german borders meet, along the Rhine River.  Building on the success of Switzerland's famous Art Basel in June, Art Basel has been held annually in Hong Kong and Miami Beach.   For each of the 3 cities art basel transforms the city, Convention Centers, and district into an energy filled playground for the world's artists, gallery owners, curators, collectors and art lovers.

National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas - December 4th to December 13
  Las Vegas, Nevada

Called The 'World Series' of rodeo or Wrangler's '10 Days in the Dirt', this rodeo is a competition to crown the world champions of rodeo!  Top 15 cowboys compete in multiple rodeo events crowning the world champion.  It features such events as saddle bronc and bareback riding, calf and team roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull riding, and the coveted All Around.  This event transforms las Vegas into a country town with country music and country atmosphere permeating thoughout "sin" city.  Event travel and join the country stars playing music and some of the most grandiose hotels in the world.

Held at: Thomas & Mack Center | 4505 Maryland Pkwy | Las Vegas, NV

Nights of a Thousand Candles - December 4th to December 20
  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The beauty of Brookgreen Gardens matched and enlightened with over 5000 candles.  Come walk through the garden and see this spectacle...thousands more electric lights makes this december annual event held over 3 weekends a must see.

WAILEA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL - December 6th to December 09


Maui (South)

Wailea Resort
555 Kaukahi Street
Kihei, Hawaii  96753


December 06, 2012 to December 09, 2012, Daily


Wailea Wine & Food Festival is no longer just a gleam in an epicure's eye.  From December 6 - 9, 2012 nationally renowned vintners and sommeliers will collaborate with Wailea's inspired chef's to "Celebrate the Crush" at Wailea Resort's first ever Wailea Wine & Food Festival. We will be pairing the best of the winemakers' art with the culinary talents of Wailea's talented chefs on the sunny shores of South Maui.

The resort-wide event will offer wine seminars, tastings, presentations and special culinary events in honor of all things grape and great! Imagine sipping fine wine and savoring extraordinary cuisine, Oceanside on Maui. Save the date. For more information visit www.Wailearesortassociation.com or more information and tickets will be available soon at  www.WaileaWineAndFoodFestival.com

Contact Info

Wailea Resort Association

Holiday Tree Lighting & Carmel Plaza Open House - December 6th to September 06
  Carmel-By-The-Sea, California

Annual holiday celebration, tree lighting and entertainment held on Ocean Avenue and in Devendorf Park. For more information call Carmel Community Services at 831/620.2020 or www.ci.carmel.ca.us.

Civic Center - Ice Skating in Saranac Lake - December 22nd to March 16
  Saranac, New York

Civic Center - Ice Skating in Saranac Lake - Call for dates and times availablr to Ice skate

Junkanoo Festival in the Bahamas - December 26th

A Bahamian Festival celebrating freedom and joy throughout the Bahamas.  The largest celebration occurs in the capital city of Nassau on Bay Street but this Bahamian Festival is celebrated throughtout the islands of the Bahamas.  see Bahamas: www.findrentals.com/bahamas.html

A unique feature of this Festival is that it begins around 2:00 am and continues to sunrise.  What a way to celebrate the culture, the music, and the freedom that we should all be thankful for.  The music moves the body and the soul and the costumes are legendary.  Put the fishing pole down for 1 morning and let yourself go ... Junkaroo, a true Event Travel experience.

Florida Keys Craft Beer & Bubbly Fest - December 27th
  Marathon, Florida

11am – 7pm

The Islands of Marathon is proud to sponsor the Keys Beer and Bubbly Festival for 2015! Stop by for all you can eat, drink and enjoy throughout the day at Marathon’s Community Park located in the heart of the Florida Keys.

Tempe Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Block Party - December 28th to January 02
  Tempe, Arizona

Each year, the Fiesta Bowl hosts more than 50 events gathering approximately one-million spectators and participants. The Fiesta Bowl has taken on a life of its own encompassing one of the most comprehensive festivals in the nation. Whether it be golf, community events, parades, national band championships, educational programs, formal galas or football games, you don't have to be just a college football fan to enjoy this one of kind event.

New Years Eve Times Square - December 31st to January 01
  New York, New York

End a year in one of the greatest cities in the world, The famous ball drop atop One Times Square in NYC.  This has been a tradition dating back to the early 1900's. Each year, almost one million people descend upon Times Square to experience this free event, and millions more throughout the world are united in saying farewell to the departing year, and expressing our joy and hope for the year ahead.  Each year seems to build a little more as this celebration in NYC is a star studded event.  Visit: www.timesquarenyc.org and find the schedule of events connected with this evening.  Just another reason to visit New York City.

Rose Parade - January 1st
  Pasadena, California

Millions of spectators from around the world will celebrate the New Year with the Rose Parade themed Passport to the World's Celebrations. The Rose Parade will once again feature the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands. 

"Uncorked" The Key Largo and Islamorada Food & Wine Festival - - January 8th to January 17
  Key Largo, Florida

Ten glorious days of wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, live music, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, art and wine shows, and of course, our fabulous sunsets, scuba diving, fishing, many tourist attractions, shopping, and a great time!

The Festival Finale is scheduled for Saturday January 17th, the Grand Tasting is a multi-sensory experience not to be missed. Area restaurants and wine experts come together to present samples of their finest cuisine and world-class wines. Live music, celebrity chef appearances and cooking demos combine to serve up the recipe for a spectacular afternoon of tasting in the fabulous Florida Keys.

- See more at: http://www.keylargochamber.org/events/Uncorked-The-Key-Largo-and-Islamorada-Food-Wine-Festival-514/details#sthash.ZbogqwPB.dpuf

Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off - January 16th to January 17
  St George Island, Florida

The event is held every year on the Friday and Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in downtown Historic Apalachicola at Riverfront Park. All proceeds goes directly towards paying for the brand new fire truck they were able to purchase a few years ago, due to this sole fundraising event!

This year’s 5th Annual Oyster Cook-Off will be held January 16th and 17th, 2015.

The event features a silent auction, oysters galore, shrimp, smoked mullet, hot dogs, hamburgers, local beer, live music, kids’ activities, dancing performances and a 5K run!

Enter your best recipe and be a contestant in the oyster cook-off or just come out and enjoy a day of wonderful food, refreshments and music.

Annual DS USA Adaptive Learn to Ski Event - January 19th to January 23
  Beech Mountain, North Carolina

The instructional team for the event is from all over the US and all PSIA Adaptive certified instructors with over 75 years of combined experience. The instructional team includes individuals from: Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center, Crested Butte Adaptive Programs, and Cataloochee Adaptive Program. The team is composed of experienced instructors in monoski, biski, twin ski, 2, 3, & 4 tracking, slider, visually impaired and snowboard instruction.

Schedule of Events


  • Monday, Jan 19th
    Noon – 5 PM Volunteer Safety Training Beech Mt. Resort 
    6:45 PM – TN BBQ at the Pinnacle Inn
  • Tuesday, Jan 20th
    8:30 AM – 4 PM Lessons
    6:30 PM American Pot Luck at the Pinnacle Inn
  • Wednesday, Jan 21st
    8:30 AM – 4 PM Lessons
    6:30 PM Italian Night at the Pinnacle Inn
  • Thursday, Jan 22nd
    8:30 AM – 4 PM Lessons
    6:45 PM Instructors Appreciation Banquet 
    Gene Baron Award Presentation
    Stonewalls, Banner Elk
  • Friday, Jan 23rd
    8:30 AM – 4 PM Lessons


Sundance Film Festival - January 22nd to February 01
  Park City, Utah

The Sundance Film Festival is a "must add" to your Event Travel list.  A place where art and location meet, you have the magical town of Park City, the terrain, the colors, the resorts of deer valley and canyons and then you combine it with a festivavl founded by one of the most artistic, creative, high level thinkers of our time = "must add" Travel Event.  Regarding Robert Redford, I feel compelled to support everything this man does.  From foundations, acting, directing, writing, and producing - ( recommend you watch Iconoclast documentaries ) - this man has proven himself through action!  If your interested in the art of film making attend this event and expect to be moved by writers and directors alike.  And guess what, if disappointed, you always have Park City to fall back on.

Access Film Music Showcase @ Sundance Film Festival - January 22nd to January 31
  Park City, Utah

During Film Festival Week in Park City, Utah, every January, Access Film-Music hosts live music showcases at venues in the heart of historic Main Street, including The Spur Bar & Grill and Wasatch Brew Pub. Launched in 2004, this event has grown year after year and has successfully helped musical artists place their music in films and television programs. They strive to present exceptional independent songwriters and musicians from around the world to film-makers, directors, producers, music supervisors, and others working in the visual media arts.  Look for them throughout the year...Park City is just 1 stop.  accessfilmmusic.net

This is a great opportunity to perform live during film festival week and network with film industry professionals.


IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts - January 28th to February 01
  New Smyrna Beach, Florida

In 2014, the 38th annual juried fine art festival presented 225 artists from 29 states and Canada, and drew 45,000 arts enthusiasts, an increase of 7%.

The weekend of festivities includes outstanding art, live music, a student art exhibit featuring the work of 100 of our talented youth in Southeast Volusia, and a creative education tent with five hands-on art projects that serves over 750 children, in partnership with art educators from our local schools.

An Old Time Christmas - December
  Branson, Missouri

Experience the magic of an Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.


Your family will relish the millions of twinkling lights adorning the buildings, carols filling the air and the scent of roasting chestnuts. You’ll create special holiday traditions, celebrate the true meaning of this magical season and take home memories that will last a lifetime.