With Thanksgiving kicking off the holiday season next week, we know a lot of you already have visions of twinkling lights and reindeer paws dancing in your head. Why not dive head first into the December holiday action the day after Turkey Day with a non-stop car flight to North Pole…

Kennedy Krieger hosts it’s annual Festival of Trees next Friday, Saturday and Sunday (November 26th – 28th) at the Maryland Fairgrounds! A family tradition since 1990 and the largest holiday event on the East Coast, this year’s Festival of Trees will feature a fairyland forest with 600 decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses. The Maryland State Fairgrounds transforms into a winter wonderland with the ever-popular train garden, hourly live family entertainment and SantaLand’s crafts and carnival games for children ages 1 to 92. Additionally, Festival of Trees showcases more than 100 craft boutiques, making it a great place to kick-start the holiday shopping season.

Admission to the 2010 Festival of Trees is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12 and seniors. Children 4 and under are free.

The best part? Your helping to fund the wonderful services and research of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, an organization that dedicates itself to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life.

Want to win a family four pack of tickets? (Who wouldn’t?) Just leave a comment on this blog post that tells us what most gets you into the holiday spirit! Want an extra entry? “Like” (cool) progeny on facebook and leave a comment telling us you did. How about a second extra entry? Just follow us on twitter. In order to receive multiple entries, you need to leave a separate comment for each one. Don’t forget to leave your email address on your entries! You have until 5:00 PM on Monday, November 22nd to enter!

Look for our sneak peek of the festival next week!