Christmas in Orlando

Christmas with the Rosens!

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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!” – Dr. Seuss

Christmas means a little bit more this year thanks to Rosen Hotels! What a treat for my family and I to be invited to enjoy some of their holiday festivities this year!

The 2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival was a 2 day event at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and we had such a great time with the boys. You can never go wrong with reindeers, train rides, candy cane martinis, a balloon artist, a face painter, did I mention martinis? There really was so much more. I could have easily spent all night at the photo booth trying out props (#allme). My boys were a little weary of the live toy soldier and doll (ha!) but warmed up to them pretty quickly. Oh, and I can’t forget, the “Big Guy” and his elf were there too. Bonus – no line! We really enjoyed Rosen’s Winter Wonderland and I have a feeling that this event will be getting better every year and a must do on the Orlando Christmas check list!

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Breakfast with Santa at the Rosen Plaza was exciting! We have never done a breakfast with the man himself and getting “the best seat in the house” was an added perk! Let’s just say we are on a first name basis with Mr. C. and will be getting the Mega Millions winning ticket in my stocking this year. Plus, the rumors are true, Santa has an excellent memory! He remembered our boys from the night before and they were thrilled! Gavin, my 3 year old, asked for a “scary monster sword”, um yeah, no. The breakfast buffet was yummy and my new healthy lifestyle was pleasantly appeased with their healthy food alternatives, yay turkey bacon!

Thank you so much, Rosen Hotels for the invite and look forward to many more memories with you!

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