In an effort to lure online shoppers to their stores, many malls are upgrading the traditional visit to Santa into a high-tech spectacle by installing shows and games.
The Baltimore Sun hosted its eighth annual Mobbies awards on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Diamondback Brewing Company’s tasting room in Baltimore and Steve Ruark photographed the event.
A visitor takes photographs inside the Universal Journey during a media preview of Santa’s All-Star Christmas at Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa on November 17, 2016.
Singapore’s Universal Studio broke the Guinness World Record for having the largest indoor display of lightbulbs with 824,961 bulbs in a festive light display separated into eight thematic zones.
Dogs dressed in Halloween costumes participated in the annual Haute Dog Howl’oween parade in Long Beach, California on October 30, 2016. The parade, which claims to be the largest Halloween dog event in the world, sees hundreds of dogs and their owners dressed in colorful costumes celebrating the festival.
Photos and text by Kim Hairston
Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”