The evergreen Christmas tree tradition began in Germany around AD 700, and then moved to England and on into America through Pennsylvanian German immigrants. People probably started decorating Christmas trees in the 16th century after Martin Luther first put candles on the Christmas tree.
Hemmens was opened in 1969 and i have fond memories as little girl going to school through the Elgin School District U-46 system and attending field trips to see a variety plays at the Hemmens. There are 1200 seats in the Hemmens Cultural Center so from experience, wherever you sit in the venue you will have an intimate view of the production that is going on. Hemmens also is home to the award winning Elgin Symphony Orchestra and have been host to such famous names as: B. B. King, Bob Newhart, Phil Vassar, Garrison Keillor, The Ides of March, Blue Oyster Cult and many more.
The rooms offer the Simply Smart holiday inn bedding system to give you a comfortable nights sleep and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. Each standard room and suite also offers cable TV, room service, and internet service. All rooms offer flat screen TV’s, microwaves and refrigerators. The suites offer a spacious sitting area with fold out couches.
Furthermore, there just isn’t anything around the hotel. Yes, there is shopping. But not the tupe of touristy shopping that a person wants to do while on vacation. Rather than cute shoppes, you’ve got Barnes & Noble complete with a Starbucks, Toys r us and a couple of other American stores. Why would I travel all the way to England just to go to a store that i can visit at home?
Here you will find golf courses that are private, semi-private and public. It is a place where you can expect finest golf courses. Apart from golf courses there are public parks and lakes, museums and different other types of entertainment. You can stay at the Crowne Plaza Suites Arlington.
Carol of the Bells: My first memory of this carol is from an album recorded by my high-school choir. I was riveted. Fast paced, layered and complex, this song just grabs your attention and does not let go. Builds in intensity, reaches its high point and then ramps down to a quiet finish. Not the best known, just one of the best. Period.
The famous “Rudolf” appeared when the Montgomery Ward Stores gave away 2.4 million copies of a booklet called: “Rudolf the Red-Nose Reindeer,” in 1939. The booklet was written by Robert May from their advertising department. The song, a musical version of the poem, is now second only to White Christmas in popularity.
Ammenities at the hotel include a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, swimming pool, on-site market and gift shop, fitness center, and whirlpool. Room prices start at 9 during the All-Star game.