Massive blizzard set to bury Northeast in snow, send bone-chilling cold to Florida
Parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are gearing up for several feet of snow, while parts of the South are getting ready for the coldest air in years. Through Friday, off of the Carolinas, a storm system will start to strengthen as it lifts north. Over the weekend, the storm is set to explode, potentially dropping more than two feet of snow in spots along the East Coast.
Up to 3 feet of snow: Potentially historic storm expected on the Front Range this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. – It’s going to feel like early summer in Central Florida this weekend, but winter will rage on out west. Weekend winter stormThe heaviest snow is expected to fall in the Front Range of the Rockies over the weekend. As much as 3 feet of snow could fall in this area. Isolated higher amounts could even be possible as this storm slowly lifts into the Upper Midwest late in the weekend. This part of the country certainly receives its fair share of snow, but amounts like these will be historic to parts of the Front Range.
Five times Florida saw snow in March
That doesn’t mean it doesn’t snow in Florida. Florida has plenty of moisture given the subtropical environment, but it’s usually the lack of cold temperatures that keeps snow at bay. In order for snow to fall the air has to be at freezing, 32 degrees Fahrenheit, or below. According to their records, that amount of snow was the highest total for Florida within a 24-hour period. For Florida, not pictured below, the superstorm produced up to four inches of snow along the panhandle.
Most of U.S. covered with snow after massive winter storms
ORLANDO, Fla. – Rounds of significant winter weather have forced most of the US into a deep freeze. Following a historic snowstorm earlier in the week that brought heavy snow from Seattle to Texas and into the Great Lakes region, nearly 75 percent of the country has snow on the ground. AdThe snow made it all the way down to the Gulf Coast in Texas Monday. pic.twitter.com/Lj3eWUf2y0 — Justin Stapleton (@KPRC2Justin) February 15, 2021More snow and ice will be likely across the Deep South and Mid Atlantic through the upcoming weekend. How many inches of snow fell in your area?
7-year-old boy dies after homemade igloo collapses
BERLIN – A 7-year-old boy has died in eastern Switzerland after a homemade igloo collapsed on him and his father, police said Wednesday. The accident happened Tuesday in Tarasp in southeastern Switzerland. Police in Graubuenden canton said the collapse buried the boy and his father under snow. The father was able to extract himself and searched for his son with help from others. The boy was found after about 15 minutes and was flown to a hospital in Chur, where he died.
Tornado kills 3 in North Carolina; bitter cold sweeps Plains
AdNorth Carolina's Brunswick County had little notice of the dangerous weather, and a tornado warning was not issued until the storm was already on the ground. Texas officials said more than 400,000 doses due now will not arrive until at least Wednesday because of the storm. The tornado that hit North Carolina's Brunswick County was an EF3 with winds estimated at 160 mph (257 kph), the weather service said on Twitter. Several cities had record lows: In Minnesota, the Hibbing/Chisholm weather station registered minus 38 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 39 degrees Celsius). Sioux Falls, South Dakota, dropped to minus 26 Fahrenheit (minus 26 degrees Celsius).
In Athens, rare snow blankets Acropolis, halts vaccinations
Snow covers the ancient Acropolis hill in Athens, Tuesday, Feb.16, 2021. The snow, an unusual sight in the Greek capital of more than 3 million residents, also stopped most public transport services. The snow arrived as Athens and several other parts of Greece remain in lockdown to curb coronavirus infections. In neighboring Turkey, heavy snow and blizzards forced the closure of a highway in northwest Turkey. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with emergency response leaders to assist residents in blacked-out areas and villages cut off by the snow.
Massive winter storm hits US: Power cut across Texas; snow, ice blanket southern Plains
“This event was well beyond the design parameters for a typical, or even an extreme, Texas winter that you would normally plan for. In Kansas, where wind chills dropped to as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 34 degrees Celsius) in some areas, Gov. At DFW, the temperature was 4 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius) — 3 degrees (-16 degrees) colder than Moscow. In Houston, officials said Bush Intercontinental Airport runways would remain closed until at least 1 p.m. Tuesday, a day longer than previously expected. The southern Plains had been gearing up for the winter weather for the better part of the weekend.
Wintry weather blanketing US making rare dip to Gulf Coast
"Typically, we just don’t have quite this much cold air in place that far south,” said Marc Chenard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center. AdChenard said significant ice and up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow were expected across parts of the southern Plains into Monday. Winter weather conditions are affecting large portions of the U.S., but it is rare for them to extend so far south, Chenard said. The airline said the storm was also affecting their flights across the region, with operations reduced and canceled at airports across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Utilities warned of the likelihood for additional power outages due to falling tree limbs.
Winter keeps stranglehold on much of U.S. with coast-coast snow, ice and bitter cold
ORLANDO, Fla. – This will be one of those weeks of winter when the rest of the nation looks at Florida with disgust. While much of the nation is dealing with an Arctic outbreak, Florida will sit this round of winter out. This storm will then dive south into the Southern Plains bringing with it more snow and ice. Snow and ice will once again be likely the Mississippi River Valley and Mid Atlantic as a result of the same storm Monday and Tuesday. Florida may get in on the winter fun by next weekend with a little more cold spilling down the peninsula.
Dutch will extend coronavirus curfew until March 3
Snow covers a houseboat in Amsterdam, as snow and strong winds blanketed much of the Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)THE HAGUE – The Dutch government announced Monday it is extending the country's curfew until March 3, declaring that was necessary to slow the spread of the more infectious coronavirus variant first detected in Britain. The country's 9 p.m.-to-4:30 a.m. curfew was introduced Jan. 23 and triggered days of riots in towns and cities across the Netherlands. However, the unrest has since subsided and the vast majority of residents adhere to the curfew. Last week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended most of the country's tough lockdown measures, already in force since mid-December, until March 2.
Heavy snowstorm pounds Germany, upends travel
(AP Photo/Peter Dejong)BERLIN – A snowstorm and strong winds pounded northern and western Germany on Sunday, forcing trains to cancel trips and leading to hundreds of vehicle crashes. The German Weather Service DWD urged people to stay at home and authorities brought homeless people into warm shelters amid the sub-freezing temperatures. AdThe Bundesliga soccer game between Arminia Bielefeld and Werder Bremen was called off hours before kickoff Sunday because of the snowstorm. In Wuppertal, in western Germany, firefighters had to rescue six passengers out of the city's famous elevated railway after a train stopped moving due to the icy conditions. AdIn the Netherlands, snow blanketed much of the country, forcing the government to cancel a weekly crisis meeting to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Love triangle’ leads to fatal shooting at Volusia facility, sheriff says
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Thursday morning at the Volusia County vehicle maintenance facility in an apparent “love triangle” dispute, according to Sheriff Mike Chitwood. Everyone involved is a Volusia County employee, according to the sheriff. He is now charged with first-degree murder in this case and remained in the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond. Volusia County government officials said they are cooperating with the sheriff’s office. “Our immediate concern is for the safety and welfare of our employees,” Volusia County Manager George Recktenwald said in a statement.
2 dead in crash with tractor-trailer on US 27 in Lake County
CLERMONT, Fla. – Two people were killed early Thursday in a crash in Lake County, forcing a major roadway to close for hours, the Florida Highway Patrol said. The crash involved multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, according to troopers. An image tweeted by the FHP shows at least two vehicles crashed into the side of a jackknifed tractor-trailer. AdRecord show the 68-year-old man driving the tractor-trailer lost control for an unknown reason, which caused the vehicle to jackknife across the northbound lanes. The 53-year-old Orlando man driving the SUV and the 56-year-old Davenport man driving the sedan both died at the scene.
First interfaith vaccination site opens in South Florida
Ron DeSantis announced a new Florida vaccine site Thursday that will be located at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center. pic.twitter.com/2PRjbbwpH5 — Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) February 4, 2021The vaccination site is one of Florida’s first sites located at a synagogue. It will also be one of the first interfaith vaccination sites for seniors from the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities. “And that’s vaccinated over 13,000 individuals.”The new site will be the first vaccine faith event that incorporates multiple faiths. In Central Florida, DeSantis said that he wants to do more with the vaccination site at The Villages.
Death investigation underway near Old Winter Garden Road
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A death investigation is underway Thursday morning near Old Winter Garden Road, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. [TRENDING: Injunctions filed against girl slammed by deputy | SpaceX launches satellites | OK to dream: Snow in Florida?] Authorities have not provided any further information about the nature of the death investigation, including identifying information about the victim. Check back for more information on this developing story.
It’s OK to dream as the Euro snowfall forecast goes wild near the Florida-Georgia line
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – About two or three times each winter, the global forecast models (Euro and GFS) fly off the rails. This year’s crazy story is coming from the Euro Global Forecast Model. AdThe result is to stream onshore moisture while there is just enough cold air to allow for snow in Southern Georgia. The 00z Wednesday Euro Snowfall Forecast rides off the rails over Southern Georgia. Just like the movie “Dumb and Dumber” when Jim Carey asked what were his chances of becoming Lauren Holly’s boyfriend?
The Latest: Wet snow turns to sleet in northern New England
A sprawling, lumbering winter storm has walloped the Eastern U.S., shutting down coronavirus vaccination sites, closing schools and halting transit. In its second day in the Northeast, a snow storm left nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in parts of New Hampshire. The Yale New Haven Health system, which runs several hospitals in southern Connecticut, said its vaccination sites were closed Tuesday and staff were contacting people to reschedule appointments. In New England, nearly 15 inches (38 centimeters) of snow piled up in southeast New Hampshire, and the mountains were getting heavy snow as well. The National Weather Service reported 30 inches of snow fell in parts of Sussex and Morris counties on Monday.
Vaccinations resume as not-quite-historic snowstorm fades
Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeastern U.S. are getting back up and running after a two-day snowstorm that also shut down public transport, closed schools and canceled flights. Some vaccination sites in New York City remained closed, but others, including those run by the public hospital system, were open Tuesday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Coronavirus vaccination sites across the Northeast ramped back up Tuesday after a two-day snowstorm that also shut down public transport, closed schools and stranded travelers with canceled flights. Some vaccination sites in the city remained closed, but others, including those run by the public hospital system, were open Tuesday. Tom Wolf declared a disaster emergency after snowfall of up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) throughout central and eastern regions.
Major snowstorm heads to Northeast after blanketing Midwest
It was already impacting coronavirus vaccinations in New York and New Jersey, with appointments for Monday needing to be canceled and rescheduled. The storm system blanketed parts of the Midwest in the most snow some places had seen in several years. In Wisconsin, snow depths in some counties near Lake Michigan had reached more than 15 inches (38 centimeters), and the snow was still falling. AdThree to 5 inches (8 to 13 centimeters) of snow arrived in central Ohio by early Sunday, making for some slippery roads. Much of the region could see blizzard-like conditions, with a foot to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimeters) of snow.
Massive winter storm expected to bring snow, ice to Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
Up to two feet of snow is possible in parts on the northeast. ORLANDO, Fla. – The winter storm that extends from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico is ramping up for parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Future radarUp to two feet of snow is possible from Southeast Pennsylvania to New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. A winter storm watch covers all of Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine with the potential for heavy snow arriving late Monday. This snow and ice is part of a system that will bring another blast of cold air to Central Florida Monday.
100″ of snow in a week: Atmospheric river bringing rounds of heavy snow to Sierra Nevada mountains
A series of storms will ride down the West Coast of the U.S. bringing lower elevation rain and heavy mountain snow to California. An atmospheric river (narrow green stripe) will set up on the West Coast of the U.S. by the middle of the week producing heavy rain and mountain snow for much of California. An atmospheric river is a narrow flowing column of moisture responsible for producing significant rain and/or snow. These are most common along the West Coast of the U.S. with developing Pacific storms. West Coast StormAn upper-level low sliding down the California coast will induce the atmospheric river allowing for continuous heavy rain and snow for days.
Snowcat Ridge, Florida’s only snow park, closes for the season
Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park is closing for the season Monday after opening on Nov. 20. Florida’s first snow park can only operate while temperatures remain low enough to keep the snow frozen. Less than a month after opening, Snowcat Ridge was shut down due to health and safety violations. Inspectors issued violations to the snow park concerning its use of temporarily modified shipping containers in the Alpine Village, the company said. A Snowcat Ridge official said the park will reopen in November but the exact date is to be determined.
Freezing temps bring Europe traffic chaos, smog, avalanche
In Switzerland, a skier who had been buried by an avalanche over the weekend died in a hospital of his injuries, authorities said Monday. Temperatures dropped to minus 28 degrees Celsius (minus 18 Fahrenheit) in some Polish areas overnight, the coldest night in 11 years. Just across Poland's southwestern border, the Czech Republic experienced the coldest night this year with temperatures dropping below minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 Fahrenheit) in many places. In eastern Albania, temperatures dipped as low as minus 13 degrees Celsius (9 Fahrenheit) in Peshkopi, 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of the capital, Tirana. The Nordic region also saw snow and subfreezing temperatures, with the coldest temperatures predictably recorded in the Arctic.
40 inches of snow: Snowstorm buries parts of the Northeast
Reports of the snow that fell from Wednesday's snowstorm. ORLANDO, Fla. – Those who were dreaming of a white Christmas in the Northeast got closer to their dream Wednesday. The bullseye with this storm was interior Pennsylvania and New York, where more than 40 inches of snow fell. Snow reports in the Northeast from Wednesday's storm. With Christmas a little more than a week away, most of these areas should hang on to the snow to achieve a white Christmas.
Snow continues to fall on Northeast US, with vaccines in tow
A woman waits for a Long Island Rail Road train in the Queens borough of New York as snow falls at the start of an oncoming snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK – Snow continued to fall Thursday during a key period in the coronavirus pandemic, days after the start of the U.S. vaccination campaign and in the thick of a virus surge that has throngs of people seeking tests daily. Snow fell from northern Virginia to parts of New England on Wednesday. But we are on it and following it,” he told Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”The need for vaccines prompted New Jersey Gov. The National Weather Service reported that parts of Centre County were hit with as much as 13 inches (33 centimeters) of snow by Wednesday night.
Florida’s first snow park to reopen after shutdown for safety violations
One day after being shut down for health and safety violations, Florida’s first snow park has been given the go ahead to reopen Friday afternoon. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park located in Dade City first reported the shutdown on its Facebook page on Dec. 10 after a Pasco county inspector discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations. Inspectors issued violations to the snow park concerning its use of temporarily modified shipping containers in the Alpine Village, the company said. Full Screen 1 / 11 Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. “Our team worked all day yesterday and through the night to come to a resolution on these issues with Pasco County.
Officials shut down Florida’s first snow park for health and safety violations
Dade City, Fla – Less than a month after opening, Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park has closed its doors after a Pasco county inspector discovered fire, building, electrical and plumbing violations. The park has not requested any inspections for the other outstanding permits” government officials explained. Full Screen 1 / 11 Pasco County Government has temporarily shut down the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City. Snowcat Ridge officials said they weren’t provided any documentation or written explanation of the violations. “Further, Pasco County has failed to recognize our State of Florida amusement ride approvals and will not allow us to open Snowy Slopes,” the Facebook comment went on to explain.
You can now snow tube in Florida
DADE CITY, Fla – Floridians no longer have an excuse to say they have never seen snow. Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park in Dade City has officially opened. A snow park in Florida, right?“ said Adam Thomas from Florida sports coast. Full Screen 1 / 15 Snow tubing at Snowcat Ridge in Dade City, Florida is now open. A snow park in Florida.
Historical Armistice Day Blizzard Has Lasting Impacts
This Veteran’s Day marks 80 years that the Armistice Day blizzard roared through the Midwest, killing over 150 people, changing forecasting efforts forever. Nov. 11, 1940: Nearly 150 deaths were blamed on the Armistice Day Blizzard, which left a path of devastation 1,000 miles wide through the country and generated snowdrifts up to 20 feet tall. Chicago was the forecast hub for the Tri-State area, but after the Armistice Blizzard, the need for more monitoring hours and branch offices was apparent. Twenty-four-hour weather coverage was implemented. All of these changes resulted in more accurate, localized coverage of major weather events in order to ultimately save more lives.
Halloween in the pandemic: Costumes and candy, at a distance
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties and haunted houses were canceled due to bans on large gatherings and concerns that spooky celebrations could spread the coronavirus. In the Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Tomeka Ray took her 4-year-old daughter, Diamond, trick-or-treating in the afternoon. Caden Korchuk, 11, and friend Jayden Schoning, 10, both dressed as skeletons, also appreciated getting their candy delivered from a distance.
Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee top Billboard Latin Music Awards
Bad Bunny, left, accepts the award for social artist of the year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 25, 2019, in Las Vegas and Daddy Yankee accepts the award for favorite male artist at the Latin American Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Oct. 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. (AP Photo)SUNRISE, Fla. – Bad Bunny and Daddy Yankee triumphed at the Billboard Latin Music Awards Wednesday, claiming seven trophies apiece at the pandemic-delayed show. Daddy Yankee won six of his awards for his hit “Con Calma,” which featured the 1990s artist Snow. His honors included the hot Latin song aware, and song of the year honors for streaming and airplay and digital platforms.
Record snowfall hits the Upper Midwest
TWIN CITIES, MN – Record-breaking snowfall hit parts of the Upper Midwest Tuesday. The National Weather Service Twin Cities bureau showed Minneapolis, Minnesota racking up 7.9″ of snowfall beating the record of 3 inches of snow that fell on that day in 1916. Snowfall records set on Oct 20, 2020 from NWS Twin Cities. Another October blizzard event for the record books happened on the 19th and 20th back in 1916. Many residents in Duluth and the Twin Cities still talk about the Halloween Blizzard of 1991.
Snowy slopes and igloos: Florida’s Snowcat Ridge begins pre-season ticket sale
Tickets are now on sale to the Snowcat Ridge Alpine Snow Park. Arctic Igloo, guests can build snowmen or snow castles out of real snow. (WKMG-TV)Officials said the park will feature magical music and a light show on the slopes nightly which can be seen from the Holiday Market at the park’s Alpine Village. According to the company website, The Alpine Village will have a variety of food vendors offering hot and cold beverages, beer, wine and food. Alpine Village, which features its own Holiday Market (WKMG-TV)Tickets for Snowcat Ridge start at $24.95.
Ever see an alligator sunbathe in snow? In Colorado you can
Did you ever think youd see an alligator in the snow? Well, thanks to a gator farm in Colorado we now get to enjoy snow gators. Colorado Gator Farm shared a video on their Facebook page of several alligators laying in the recently fallen snow on Wednesday. Even on an overcast day.Located in Southern Colorado, the gator farm is situated on a geothermal well that keeps the pond water nice and toasty at 87 degrees. The gator refuge posted a similar video in January 2018.
Say it aint snow! Cold weather to invade Mountain West
Temperatures flirt with 100 degrees before plummeting into the 30s Tuesday,In addition to the massive temperature drop coming to the West, snow is possible along the front range of the Rockies. If measurable snow falls in Denver next week, it could be the third earliest occurrence of measurable snow on record. Pacific typhoons impacting the large scale patternThe two tropical systems will help to amplify the jet stream creating larger-than-normal troughs and ridges across the globe. A wavy jet stream is more common in the fall and especially winter, which helps to create huge winter storms in the Plains or East Coast. The jet stream ridge will be enhanced over the West Coast, helping to expand the ongoing heat and drought.
Megan Thee Stallion says she was shot, expects to recover
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019 file photo, Megan Thee Stallion arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Newark, N.J.. The rapper says she was shot multiple times, but expects to fully recover. The 25-year-old said in an Instagram post Wednesday that she had gunshot wounds from a crime committed against her Sunday with the intent to harm her and feels lucky to be alive. She did not say who shot her or why, and Los Angeles police had no immediate comment. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
Snow from space! Satellite shows snowpack from Thursday’s storm
In this case, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s satellite, known as GOES-EAST is “seeing” the snow that fell Thursday as most of the clouds associated with the storm have moved out. Visible satellite only works during the day, hence the name visible satellite. There were still clouds over the Carolinas and Virginia Friday morning, but most of the white through Virginia and North Carolina was from the snow that fell Thursday. The clouds, of course, would be moving, but the bright white in North Carolina and Virginia, the snow, wouldn’t move at all. You may see subtle changes in the snow cover through the day as the sun starts to melt the snow, especially where accumulations were on the lighter side.
Southern snow: Several inches of snow possible for parts of Carolinas, Virginia
ORLANDO, Fla. – While much of Central Florida has been in record temperature territory, you don’t have to go far north to find winter. The same system that will bring high temperatures in Central Florida back down to the 50s and 60s Friday, will bring snow to parts of the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. One to 3 inches of snow will be possible through much of Central North Carolina. A winter storm watch is in effect for areas along the North Carolina and Virginia coasts. A winter storm warning for higher amounts of snow is in effect for the mountains of Tennessee.
Do you remember? It snowed on this day in 2010 in Central Florida
ORLANDO, Fla- – It wasn’t much, but snow, sleet and even freezing rain made their way to the Sunshine State on Jan. 9, 2010. Orlando and Daytona Beach reported trace amounts of the white stuff. A large dip in the jet stream allowed frigid air to spill down the Florida Peninsula. There were brief accumulations reported, but the snow was no match for the relatively warm Florida ground. After highs in the 30s and low 40s Jan. 9, 2010, temperatures bottomed out in the 20s on the morning of Jan. 10, 2010.
Real snow for Christmas in Central Florida? It happened 30 years ago today
Most only recorded a dusting in extreme cases across Central Florida. In north Florida, however, 1-3 inches of snow accumulated. The track of this system put Central Florida and much of the Southeast in prime position to pickup this rare snowfall. The heaviest snow falls north and west of the center of low pressurePOST-SNOW CHILLAfter the light snow ended, Arctic air settled in. Central Florida woke up to actual-air temperatures in the teens and 20s on Dec. 24.
A snow park is coming to Florida in 2020. Yes, you read that right
Real snow will soon be present in Florida. Snowcat Ridge, a snow park that will feature snow tubing, snow play and an Alpine Village, is opening in Dade City in November 2020. When you’re done tubing, you can make snowmen or snow angels with real snow in the snow dome. Small children will have a snow hill of their own inside the dome. Ending the day of snow fun will be a magical light show on the snow hill and snow dome.
Snow in Orlando? Downtown’s Church Street to become winter wonderland
It’s going to snow in Orlando. Downtown Orlando’s Church Street is hosting “30 Days of Christmas” and transforming the street into a winter wonderland every night in December. Snow will fall along with a music and light show nightly at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. There will also be free horse and carriage rides Thursdays and Fridays from 6-10 p.m. Could it feel anymore like Christmas? And if you’re celebrating New Year’s Even downtown on Church Street, you can pop champagne under the snow flurry.