THANKSGIVING DECORATING, TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE TIPS AND IDEAS

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.

FRESH LINENS

Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.

MISMATCH YOUR TABLEWARE

Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.

USE CANDLES

Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.

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Holiday Train Display at America On Wheels Museum

November 24 through December 30th at the America on Wheels Museum in Allentown

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Enjoy the sounds, lights and action of many model trains stationed around the Museum’s Galleries.

Fun for Children and adults of all ages. America On Wheels Museum is a TOYS for TOTS drop-off site.

Bring a new, unwrapped toy and it will be placed on the special truck for delivery to CHILDREN in NEED.

Stay tuned for exciting weekend activities and events! TICKETS

***Trains Running: Thursday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sunday Noon – 4pm

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Saturday, November 4th at 2951 Betz Court in Orefield, PA

The Ultimate Zombie Paintball Thrill Ride takes you on a Zombie slaying army truck armed with 24 semi-automatic zombie assault rifles (AKA paintball guns) driving through a 50 acre course filled with live zombies but don’t be scared as you will be aboard one of the finest 10,000 LB military vehicles money can buy and with this special zombie ammo they will never have a chance to get close to you or your fellow soldiers. This is the largest ride in Pa. and fun for the entire family, even for the ones that don’t care for our scary darkside but buy you tickets early as this ride now startes at dark and ends at 9pm.

The brand new GROUND BREAKERS ZOMBIE KILL RIDE now takes over at 9pm and yes you asked for it, hang on to your shorts because this will be the most terrifying zombie paintball thrill ride you ever encountered. Right around 9pm these zombies built up a resisitance to our special ammo and the truck is no longer a safe zone. be prepared to to be scared.

The darkside is now 3 horrific, thrill seeking attractions in one and is set to cause even more blood curdling screams this year! A 10,000 square foot haunted attraction with some of latest and greatest animatronics, this with only the best hillbillies definitely makes for some of the best scares in the Lehigh valley. This attraction includes Hillbilly Hell Haunted House, The Slaughter Barn and Dead End Cornmaze.