Let me explain today’s lead video. It is from WCCO and celebrates the 52nd annual Macy’s holiday display in downtown Minneapolis. I know, I know: what’s that got to do with magic? Check out this story from NBC KARE 11: that Macy’s is now closed by local magician Matt Dunn has acquired many of the figures and now stages the display in his front yard to raise money for the local Meals on Wheels program!

Out of Vegas, Broadway World covers Mike Hammer’s annual charity go-kart race to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wallowa County Chieftan takes a look at Jeff Evans’ anti-bullying magic show, which visited all the school districts in the county.

And our final story today comes from the Eastern Arizona Courier, where you can read about 17 year old magician Sam Siminoe as he sets off to perform in the Ukraine for two weeks as part of the Foreign Angels Charities program. He will be doing 2 or 3 shows a day, mainly in orphanages.