When my kids were in grade school they would always get a day off in October. My mother had an aunt and uncle that lived in Hermitage, Pa. On that day off in October we would go down to visit mom's aunt and uncle, have lunch, then go to this department store called Kraynak's. Kraynak's is an interesting place. They sell toys, gift items, snacks, candy, plants, Penn State, OSU, Browns and Steelers team paraphernalia and ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS. Besides that, there's this wonderful "Christmas trail" that you can walk through. There are several different themed scenes. It's magical and fun... even in October. This became our October tradition.
My oldest child is 39 years old now with children of his own. Last Monday was his son's October day off. Guess what he did? He, his son, his wife, my husband and I
went to Kraynak's. We saw Santa's Workshop, Disney Christmas, Woodland Christmas, M & M Character's Christmas, Christmas Vacation and The Nativity, just to name a few. As a parent you always hope that you're making wonderful memories for you children. By taking his son (my grandson) to Kraynak's, the tradition lives on.