Wacky Wednesday: Shananigans Toy Store

December 9th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Toyshop What: Shananigans Toy Store

Where: Wyndhurst Village Shopping Center

When: 10am to 6pm Monday – Saturday

If you want a hippopotamus for Christmas, and only a hippopotamus will do, then I suggest you… Go to Shananigans Toy Store located in Northern Baltimore! Shananigans is the wonderland of toys, filled from floor to ceiling! They offer over 50 different brands and types of toys! It is the ultimate place to go holiday shopping for your kids (or for yourself!). Pick up the newest TY animal or gather some knowledge with the Curiosity for Kids! There are so many options for everyone! YOU GET 10% OFF WITH YOUR WLOY CARD!

Check it out! Spend some time checking out awesome toys for this holiday season!

Click here for their website!



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Tourism Tuesday: Holiday Helicopter

December 8th, 2015 by Allison Langley

helichristmas What: Holiday Helicopter Tour

Where: Over 34th Street to Fells Point

When: Now until December 30th, 2015

I adore and am absolutely memorized by twinkling Christmas lights! So why don’t we take it to the skies and view these awesome light displays from up above… In a helicopter… With Santa. Sure, it may not be a sleigh with eight reindeer but it is close enough!

Fly over the 34th Street Christmas light display, see the boats in Fells Point lit up to the nines! Baltimore is all ready for the holidays and you need the best view to appreciate it!

These tours are private and you can find the prices of everything here. There are daily tours from now until December 30th from 430 until 830pm. Don’t miss out on the Hampden to Harbour tour!

 



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Museum Monday: Charm City Ballet

December 7th, 2015 by Allison Langley

xmascarol What: A Christmas Carol

Where: Baltimore Museum of Art

When: Dec 19

We are getting closer and closer to the big 2-5! So we are going to keep going with this holiday biz. A Christmas Carol ballet will be hosted at Baltimore Museum of Art on December 19 from 730pm to 9pm. Enjoy the classic tale of a Scrooge who needs just a little holiday spirit told through the beautiful art of ballet!

Charm City Ballet focuses on expanding the performing arts, specifically ballet. They focus on providing full-length shows.

Tickets for members start at $17, $22 for gen admission and $25 at door, $17 for students and children.

Come to Baltimore Museum of Art to see a great show! Click here for tickets!



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DJ of the Month: The Queen’s Ballroom

December 7th, 2015 by Allison Langley

thQueen Congratulations to our new DJ of the Month, Valerie!

Valerie is the host of The Queen’s Ballroom, Tuesday’s from 3 to 4pm! Valerie is a new DJ this year and WLOY could not be happier to have her on the team! She plays awesome tunes and her talking segments are always, always on point. Valerie also shows great support for WLOY by often coming to the late-night events and showing off her awesome talent during our Open Mic Nights!

Way to go Valerie! You Rock!!



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One Season Too Long

December 7th, 2015 by Brendan Pierce

Sports Saturday“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die.”

Saying goodbye to the game that you have loved ever since you were a little boy or girl is never easy. It does not matter if you are a high school athlete or a 5-time NFL MVP, hanging your cleats up for the last time is never an easy task.

Unfortunately, we are witnessing the beginning of the end to two iconic athletes who have been performing at an elite level for the entirety of their careers. Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant are two of the best to ever play their respective sport. Read the rest of this entry »



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Food Friday: Kilwins

December 4th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Kilwins What: Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream

Where: Fells Point, Baltimore

When: Mon-Thurs 11am to 9pm; Fri- Sat 11am to 10pm; Sun 11am to 9pm

I know what I want for the holidays… Candy and candy and more candy! So I hope all of my friends and relatives will be heading to Kilwins located in Fells Point for my gifts!
Kilwins has excellent hours so while you’re in that holiday rush there is no excuse for you not to pick of your delicious chocolates and sweet candies! Walking into the store your eyes are filled with the site of candy apples, ice cream, little chocolates to big chocolates! It is a circuit overload! What to get!? They offer 32 flavors of fudge and a large variety of fresh candies! You know where all of your treats are coming from because you can watch them make it right in the store! They also have rich hot chocolate, a must for the winter season!
Click here for a full list of goodies!



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Theater Thursday: Polar Express

December 3rd, 2015 by Allison Langley

polarexpress What: Polar Express

Where: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

When: Now until Dec. 4

All aboard! All aboard!

It is time to catch a ride to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall this week! They will be hosting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as they perform the Polar Express, with conductor Ken Lam! Enjoy some of your favorite songs as you feel like you’re just moments away from entering Santa’s town center. There will be more than music as images from the beautifully illustrated book are shown for everyone. It is a great holiday show to put you in great spirits and start the season off right! Hop online for tickets here!

“Take your seats please!” and enjoy the Polar Express!



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Wacky Wednesday: Miracle on Main Street

December 2nd, 2015 by Allison Langley

MiracleMain What: Miracle On Main Street

Where: 36th S Charles Street

When: Now until Dec. 31

It is time to do something a little different. Step away from that mall and head to 36th S Charles street for the 11th Miracle on Main Streets Event! This is a very important month for everyone to take his or her holiday shopping local! Look to your community for Christmas presents and gift ideas! It is important to support your community. They are also hosting great events for you and your family. There are several Main Streets participating such as, Belair-Edson, East Monument, Federal Hill, Fells Point, Hamilton-Lauraville, and Highlandtown. Check out Christmas tree lighting in Highlandtown, see Santa in Hamilton-Lauraville, or join the East Monument Christmas party. There is so much to do and much to support!

Visit these main streets and shop local this holiday! Click here for more information and for the full events schedule!



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Tourism Tuesday: Hotel Brexton

December 1st, 2015 by Allison Langley

hotelbrex What: Hotel Brexton Baltimore

Where: 868 Park Avenue, Baltimore

When: Whenever You Are Here!

We talk a lot about what to do in Baltimore, but where are you going to sleep after you do all of these awesome things? How about the Hotel Brexton!
Hotel Brexton is a historical hotel located in the historical neighborhood of Mount Vernon. The hotel building alone boasts an antiquated charm but inside it is upgraded for every convenience that a traveler needs! Plush bathrobes, yes! The hotel offers a complimentary breakfast that consists of fruits, yogurts, flaky pastries, and cereal! It is also close to great restaurants and nightlife, stop by the City Café (2 min walk) or the Tea House! Each room offers an unique style giving you a great and one of the kind experience! One of the best perks is that you can bring your furry little friend AKA they are pet friendly!
When in Baltimore, stay at the Hotel Brexton!

To book a room click here!



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Twas’ the Open Mic Night Before Christmas

November 30th, 2015 by Allison Langley

Openmicxmas Twas’ the Open Mic Night before Christmas, when all through Loyola

Not a Student was stirring, not even Bri Li.

The mics were hung in the Third Floor Reading Room with care,

In hopes that WLOY soon would be there.

As a wise elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

Join WLOY for our last late night event of the semester this Thursday from 8-10pm in the 3rd floor reading room! Twas’ the Open Mic Night Before Christmas! Bring your talents to belt out some of your favorite holiday tunes! The 3rd floor reading room will become a winter wonderland fit for Santa and all of his elves and reindeer (yes, reindeer are welcome).

Bring your own mug or your huge and cozy WLOY mug for some FREE cocoa! Don’t worry if you forgot, our amazing 18 oz mugs will be there for purchase! There will be marshmallows and whip cream so you can create the ultimate hot chocolate experience! Annnd we all know that you have an ugly Christmas sweater lying around… Grandma might not have the best taste. But… Make sure you say thank you to Grandma because ugliest christmas sweater gets a prize!

Come to the third floor reading room ready to sing some tunes and proudly wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater!



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