The day after Christmas we were invited to see the Harlem Globetrotters. It was just the lift we needed.
Now, don’t get me wrong. We had a wonderful Christmas. The kids were spoiled as usual by grandparents, mom and dad, and Santa. The food was plentiful. I cleaned ahead of time, which meant I was not a basket case by the time Christmas Day dawned. Christmas was missing only one thing. What was it? Our family without fail drives through a local Christmas light display in a local park. We have done it since my oldest was about 18 months. We had a newborn one year and still did the drivethrough Christmas lights.
Our December was thrown off by the snowfall the weekend before Christmas. The kids were off school. My husband was home. Our schedules were totally thrown off. The roads were too dangerous for us to drive to the lights display. We also did not make it to the mall to see Santa. Well, we did get to the mall, but the line was sooooo long that the elves had closed the line by the time we got there.
By going to see the Harlem Globetrotters play we spent time as a family. All three of the kids had fun. As a mom of a kid, a preteen, and a teen, I love an event or activity that is fun for all ages. Believe me when I tell you that finding an event that a 6-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl will find fun is almost impossible.
My son loved the game…the players…the half-time show. Actually, since he is 6 he thought that everything was the show…the game….the antics…the mayhem. Love kids!
My tween and teen were enthusiastic about going. Once at the game, both roared with laughter. The showmanship is amazing. The players do tricks that seem impossible. The audience plays a part as well.
One heartwarming moment came when a tween boy was brought out to shoot a basket. He had some developmental delays, but could really play basketball! He had the best time running around the court. The crowd were cheering him on when he tried and successfully shot a couple of baskets.
Interested in seeing a Harlem Globetrotters game? Click here to see when the Globetrotters will be in your area. Follow the Globetrotters on twitter. Fan the Globetrotters on Facebook. Use HGMOM to receive $7 discount for each ticket purchased. Ticket prices do vary slightly at the various arenas, but they typically average $25 each, thus allowing a family of four to save $28 in total.
*Please Note: Not valid on VIP or courtside seats. Available online only. Valid until the day before the show
If you live in the DC Metro area, the Harlem Globetrotters will be at:
- Fairfax, VA, on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Patriot Center.
- Towson, MD, on April 11 at noon and 4:30 p.m. at the Towson Center.
I have a giveaway for Maryland/DC/Virginia readers. I have a family 4-pack of tickets to the Fairfax or Towson show. One comment = one entry.
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I was given a family pack of tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters. This giveaway is open to residents who live near the Fairfax, VA, or Towson, MD, shows only. Giveaway ends March 31, 2010, at 11:59 p.m.
My husband is a huge fan and I think that my 4yo would love this! I’d like tickets either one.
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I would be happy to go to either show- my boys would be so thrilled!
A former globetrotter player now owns the Globetrotters!
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I’d love to take my 9yo to this. I’m 5mins from the Patriot Center, so would prefer Fairfax tickets.
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I went to the website and just learned that the Globetrotters have played more than 25,000 games!
my sons birthday is april 10th and I think this would be such a fun thing to do on his birthday!!
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