Sunday, July 1, 2012

Christmas in July - North Pole Experience GIVEAWAY!

Kid Friendly...Mommy Approves is celebrating CHRISTMAS in JULY with another amazing North Pole Experience Giveaway. If you have yet to share in the magic of the North Pole with your family...this is the year you simply must! The NPX has generously given KFMA (1) family 4 pack to meet Santa, play with the elves and experience Santa's workshop!

What is the North Pole Experience? If you haven't already, read my review on the most magical Christmas memory your family will ever experience! This year Santa has found a new magic portal in Flagstaff, Arizona that will take your family directly to the north pole. It must not be missed.

Nicole Rimsza Photography
Nicole Rimsza Photography
Nicole Rimsza Photography


THE PRIZE: 
Family four pack of tickets to NPX, Arizona’s one-of-a-kind Christmas interactive adventure. Tickets include a magic trolley ride to the North Pole to work side-by-side building toys with Santa and his elves inside his grand workshop and toy factory, a tour Santa’s Toy Hall of Fame, Elf University, cookies and hot cocoa inside Santa’s bakery and special one-on-one family time with Santa. Guests will also experience super new top-secret sections of the workshop in 2012 including Area 47 “Santa’s Sleigh Hanger," decked out with the latest radar systems, flight lights, GPS, hot chocolate dispenser and portal telemetry, Santa’s Toy Development Area, where his most amazing toy inventions are hatched, and for the first time ever, families will enter Santa’s main toy factory floor, decked out with soaring ceilings and enormous toy slides – with elves and toys all abuzz with activity. The toy factory is where all the magic happens in getting presents from production, prepped for Santa’s sleigh! 
(TOTAL PRIZE VALUE – $208.00 + TAX)
**Please note accommodations and meals are not included. The recipient will be responsible for lodging and all meals while at the North Pole and in Flagstaff, Arizona.


How To Win??
Leave a comment under this post...but not just ANY comment. Tell me one Christmas tradition that you love or one tradition you hope to start in your family. Your comment does not need to be detailed or lengthy, but must contain a general tradition in order to be entered to win.

This contest will open on Sunday, July 1, 2012 and end on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. (Arizona time). The winner will be randomly chosen through Random.org. You cannot enter if you do not leave a comment on this post. Giveaways are open to residents of the United States only. The winner will be notified by Wednesday, August 1st via email. The winner will have until Monday, August 6th to respond or you will lose your winning tickets. Please note that if your blog profile does not contain your email address, you will either need to leave your email address in your comment post OR send me a message on Facebook with your contact information.

Thank you to the North Pole Experience for your generousity and for this incredible giveaway!!!


Good Luck!

24 comments:

  1. Every year, we eat chili (with cut up hot dogs in it) and we watch White Christmas. We have been doing this since I can remember (I'm 31). I love it. Two years ago, we implemented, the Pj drop off... while we are church, Santa's elves leave new cozy jammies to put on and curl up in to watch White Chirstmas:)

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  2. Our tradition every year is to open mommy and daddy presents on Christmas Eve followed by watching The Polar Express and decorating Santa cookies.

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  3. My favorite tradition is making the cookies for Santa (and of course picking out the MOST special ones to leave out on Christmas Eve. The newest tradition we have started with our girls is every year Santa leaves a new ornament hanging on the tree-so after all of the presents are open, my daughters look around the tree for our newest ornament from Santa! I have always loved Christmas and I love it even more now being a parent!

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  4. we have many christmas traditions, but one of our new ones is a favorite indeed...the elf on the shelf that came to our house this past christmas will be joining us on thanksgiving again...we actually have 2 elves for both of our girls, asa and lala snowflake...looking forward to them coming back in a few months ^_^

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  5. A tradition that I had as a kid, that we are passing on to my kids is Santa comes Christmas Eve right before bedtime. Santa gives each child 1 gift to open, then it is off to bed.

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  6. A tradition we decided to start is to "doorbell ditch" a gift at someone's door either the night before Christmas eve or on Christmas eve. Just a generalized gift that would be fit for anyone as it would be at a stranger's door, with a note wishing them a Happy Holiday Season and saying that they had been touched by elves with a surprise gift and ask that they pass the generosity along next year :)

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  7. We have many traditions in our family, but one that is a favorite is making gingerbread cookies for Santa. We make them on Christmas Eve and leave Santa a nice selection and a glass of milk to enjoy. Simple and fun.
    -Melanie M.

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  8. We have many Christmas traditions that we have started since our children were born...we started a new tradition last year of going to the North Pole Experience 2 days before Christmas. However, since we have moved to the east coast we will be planning that trip earlier in the month. On Christmas Eve, my sister comes over and we go to mass, have a deliciously large homecooked meal afterwards, watch The Polar Express and Elf, drink some eggnog, everyone gets to open one Christmas gift and when it is time for the little girls to go to bed they put cookies, carrots, and a special key out for Santa since we don't have a fireplace. They then get all snuggle in bed and listen to The Night Before Christmas that my uncle, who lives in Pittsburgh, read and recoreded expecially for them.

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  9. Every year, we go to the Desert Botanical Garden's Las Noches Luminarias. It's been difficult for us midwesterners to adjust to the warm holiday season, but this Luminarias always get the whole family in the holiday spirit. The kids dance away to the music and the adults sip their warm hot cocoa or coffee (with peppermint schnapps or Bailey's Irish Creme, of course)!
    Kim M.
    kimagyar@hotmail.com

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  10. Every Christmas Eve we were allowed to open one gift. Now we do it with my daughter. Such a special memory.

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  11. We started a special Christmas tradition last year with our 2 year old daughter. We have a "magic key" that Santa sent to our house in the mail. It included directions that told us to leave it outside of the door so that Santa could get into the house. The magic only works one day a year! When we came downstairs on Christmas morning the cookies were gone and the key was in their place!

    Stephaney W.

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  12. One of my favorite traditions is going over to Grandma's in our jammies Christmas morning for breakfast and opening gifts. It's harder to do now that my husband and I are up late getting Christmas finished at our own home and then getting up early with our little guys but it's still a fun family tradition!

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  13. Every holiday season the entire family gets together to sit down and watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation together. We have seen it so many times that we quote the movie all season long!

    Steve J.

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  14. When I was a little girl we always watched The Wizard of Oz while we wrapped Christmas presents. There were not many channels back then, no DVR's, and no DVD's so we watched what was on TV and every year at the same time during the holiday season they showed The Wizard of Oz!

    Debby J.

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  15. Sitting down with hot chocolate and enjoying our favorite movie, "Elf"....nothing better than a great laugh!!!

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  16. Growing up we were always allowed to open up one present on Christmas eve- a new pair of pajama's. Now that I have my own family I have carried on the tradition and have realized my moms secret motivation to have Christmas morning pictures a little cuter! :)

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  17. We have continued the tradition of my childhood of opening one present on Christmas Eve and the rest Christmas morning. We wear matching jammies and have cinnamon buns for breakfast.

    --Sarah
    (email sent fia facebook)

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  18. A favorite new tradition is Christmas Eve brunch at Grandma and Grandpa's house. The kids exchange gifts with their cousins, open their gifts from grandparents, and we eat a fabulous mimosa brunch, all while in our Christmas jammies! Another favorite tradition is going up to Williams for the Polar Express train ride, but we hope to make the North Pole Experience a new tradition now that they are closer to our cabin outside of Flagstaff!

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  19. We have a christmas elf that hides each night and "watches" the kids to report back to Santa. Even though my oldest knows a little more it is still the funnest tradition and lasts all month long.
    Hope we can win and try another fun Christmas experience!
    Les

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  20. Hmmm...the question is which tradition to write about. Each year we give our children a special ornament. They will have something to symbolize each year of Christmas. My other favorite new tradition is Elf on the Shelf. The kids and their elf exchange notes and gifts throughout the season.

    ----Erin

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  21. One of my favorite traditions growing up was going to my grandmothers house on Christmas Eve for Christmas with my moms side of the family every year.

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  22. I have 3 beautiful little girls, ages 4,5 & 6, every year on Christmas Eve we bake sugar cookies, decorate to music and just laugh and have fun. Then we clean up and head to the living room to read the story of Jesus and place all of the people in the manger as we read the story. Each of my girls gets a turn to place baby Jesus in his bed. It's a wonderful time that we all look forward to each year.

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  23. Every year my husband and I watch "A Christmas Story" and "Christmas Vacation" . . . the holiday is not complete without it. We know almost every word of both from all the years of watching it.

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  24. When I was a kid we took a big trip to visit both sets of grandparents in New Jersey and Virginia for the whole of Christmas Vacation....we got to keep Christmas going for two weeks! We also used to make a trip every year to a bit of property owned by a family friend to pick out and cut down our Christmas tree. Invariably we kids had to spend hours picking out the "perfect tree" and trying to convince our Dad that the tree we picked out wasn't too tall to fit in our house :)

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