Christmas customs – where did these traditions come from?

While we prepare for the upcoming Christmas season with advent calendars, decorating our trees, putting lights up and hanging our stockings; have you ever wondered how these traditions became part of our celebrations? Well, we did & here’s what we found! Christmas trees were first decorated in 16th century Germany. They chose fir trees for both indoors & out. Decorations included apples, roses, gilded candies and colored paper. It was believed in the Middle Ages to symbolize the Garden of Eden. It is also believed that Protestant reformer, Martin Luther was the first to put lights (really they were candles) … Continue reading

SidneyLand comes back for Christmas!

After the sold out success of our SidneyLand event in August, Par-T-Perfect Victoria & Victoria Costumes are pleased to bring SidneyLand Christmas to life! On December 4th 2011 SidneyLand will come to life with bouncy castles, the obstacle course,  face painting, glitter temporary tattoos, balloon animals, games and more! Visit with your child’s favorite Princesses, Mickey & Minnie, Shrek and so many more will be there to enhance this fun event! We will also be hosting a Santa & Friends room where you can take as many pictures as you’d like! Important details you need to know: Free goodie bags … Continue reading