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Capital Region Scrapbook: Christmastime in Schenectady in the 1970s and 1980s

A kid in a candy store is great ... so is a kid in a toy store. This youngster looks over the holiday stock at Duane's Toyland in 1977.
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A kid in a candy store is great ... so is a kid in a toy store. This youngster looks over the holiday stock at Duane's Toyland in 1977.

Capital Region Scrapbook: Christmastime in Schenectady in the 1970s and 1980s.

Gazette file photos

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Santa Claus found time to deliver floral gifts in Schenectady during the 1976 holiday season.

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Niskayuna Rotary members check their evergreen inventory during the 1968 Christmas season.

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Niskayuna Rotary members check their evergreen inventory during the 1968 Christmas season.

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Schenectady Christmas carolers could not perform on the Proctors stage, but they found a spot under the theater’s rear entrance marquee during the 1983 holiday season.

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A.J. Bodden, left, and brother Joey of Horstman Drive in Glenville nurture a flame inside a paper bag on Christmas Eve 1987. Horstman residents placed candles in bags along the road as part of a seasonal ritual. The candles were meant to light the way for the arrival of the Christ child.

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The Schenectady “Christmas Bureau” conducts some holiday business at The Carl Co. in Schenectady in December 1977. Longtime bureau stalwart (and Schenectady County legislator) Al deAprix stands at right.

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A kid in a candy store is great … so is a kid in a toy store. This youngster looks over the holiday stock at Duane’s Toyland in 1977.

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Shoppers line up at “Things Remembered” in Mohawk Mall, looking for gifts during the 1987 holiday season.

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First Reformed Church in Glenville stands tall in 1987. For many years, The Daily Gazette traditionally published a photo of a local church on the front page for its Christmas Day editions

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Loudonville singers rock around the Christmas tree in December 1983.

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