Greetings to everyone as we get into the Holidays! The end of the year always seems to be more magical and filled with events as we transition from the candy rush and spooky-ness of Halloween to the turkey legs and family cheer of Thanksgiving (and the utter chaos of Black Friday), inevitably to the bright lights and carols of Christmas. There’s just so much to do!
Well, we wanted to help you all out and give you some tips on exciting things to do during the end of this strange year of 2016 from Europe, Asia, and America!
- Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon – Las Vegas
November 10 – 13, 2016 – Las Vegas Nevada, All Across the USA
Ready to run down the Las Vegas Strip to the badass tunes of Rock ‘n’ Roll?! If you are looking for a reason to find running fun again, here it is, and while you’re going to be starting on the most famous street in Nevada, this event goes round the country! Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon can be done as a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or full marathon runs making stops in cities like Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Nashville, Chicago, and D.C.!
2. Christmas on a Great Street – Singapore
November 12, 2016 – Jan 2, 2017 – Orchard Road
If you’re looking for an extravagant Christmas, look no further than Christmas on a Great Street in Singapore! It’s truly a sight to see; 2.3 miles of elaborate Christmas lights spanning the world famous shopping street. With decorations and mechanical set pieces, it’ll feel almost like you’re in a Disney Movie! You can just imagine eating at some awesome healthy foods restaurant, watching the pedestrians walk by enchanted by the lights and atmosphere. Makes you sigh in content, doesn’t it?
3. The Blessing of the Animals aka Festa di Sant’Antonio Abate
January 17th, 2017 – Rome, Italy
While not taking place in 2016, we just couldn’t pass up an event that appreciates our cute, furry companions.
Each year, for the last seven consecutive years on the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals, an open air stable is assembled by the Italian Association of Livestock Farmers (AIA) at Piazza Pio XII in front of St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. This traditional exhibition of animals, which includes cows, sheep, goats and hens, takes place from 09.00 until about 15.00 and is open to all. As in previous years, pet owners are invited to bring their cats and dogs for a free check-up from veterinarians provided by the farmers’ association.
It’s wonderful celebration that isn’t limited to just humans and we thank Italy for having such a wonderful tradition.
So what do you think of SolCals three awesome destinations to spend the end of the year visiting? Let us know in the comments!