Celebrate 2019: Your guide to the holidays

Happy Holidays!
Lawrence the Indian in the Historic Stockade Section in Schenectady Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
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Lawrence the Indian in the Historic Stockade Section in Schenectady Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

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Traditions

Two Saratoga County residents’ holiday light displays become part of community
Work starts weeks in advance

GE brings holidays to light in Schenectady
It’s not Christmas until the city’s historic General Electric sign blinks red, white and green

Santa letters find a good home at 12345
Being Santa’s secretaries is a big responsibility; just ask the men and women at Santa’s ZIP code

Movie suggestions beyond the traditional Christmas classics
List of films that fall under the Christmas movie umbrella is constantly expanding

The Spirit of Giving’ at Norman Rockwell Museum
A holiday tradition at the museum

International students in Capital Region planning holiday festivities
Universities and organizations hold communal events​​​​​​​

Charles Dickens: Victorian king of Christmas stories
After publishing “Carol” in 1843, success and public popularity inspired his four other short novels for the holiday season

100 things to do this holiday season
There’s still plenty of time to get into the holiday spirit​​​​​​​

NYC is magical at Christmastime
Rockefeller Christmas tree, holiday markets, shows, ice skating and more​​​​​​​

Gifts

Scotia-Glenville sophomore’s candle business finds a home at local shop
Cellar Dweller partners with b.inspired​​​​​​​

Capital Region museum shops offer unique and unusual gift ideas
Here are some last minute gift options​​​​​​​

At the ‘Merc’ in Schenectady, something handmade for everyone
Home to 33 vendors who make all their wares by hand​​​​​​​

Food

Taste and traditions: SCCC culinary instructors offer recipes
A taste of the season​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Reviving Mom’s stollen recipe brings sweet rewards
How to make the holiday fixture​​​​​​​

Put pumpkin behind you — holiday cocktails offer variety of flavors
Here’s how to make your own​​​​​​​

Polish liqueurs offer taste of season’s ‘fleeting magic’
Saratoga Springs resident is a self-taught crafter of “nawleki”

Latkes, other favorites still perfect for connecting to true meaning of Hanukkah
Bringing joy to the spirit — and stomach​​​​​​​

Flavors the focus for Guyanese at Christmastime
Black cake, pepperpot, rum all seasonal staples​​​​​​​

Still baking with Mrs. Seaton—even if Mom isn’t
It was a messy, all-day project​​​​​​​

Greenpoint: Use those leftovers and avoid wasting food
Keeping them out of the trash goes a long way to reducing food waste​​​​​​​

Memories

A holiday to remember — riding out a Christmas nor’easter with my toddler
Gazette Editor Miles Reed remembers the Christmas snowstorm of 2002​​​​​​​

Your Holiday Memories: Tales from December
Readers contribute their favorite holiday memories​​​​​​​

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