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For the Capital Region, a most wonderful time of the year


For the Capital Region, a most wonderful time of the year

The holidays in the Capital Region are filled with tradition.

The holidays in the Capital Region are filled with tradition, some old, some new.

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Find interesting, original gifts at area museum shops: HERE.

Cheesecakes a popular — and delicious — fundraiser: HERE.

Office holiday parties are making a comeback: HERE.

In the ’30s, a real Santa brought Christmas to Adirondacks: HERE.

Seasonal libations can help take off the winter chill: HERE.

For many Italian-Americans, Christmas Eve meal steeped in tradition: HERE.

The evolution of one family’s ever expanding Christmas Eve feast, a personal story from Danielle Heath, our student intern from Guilderland Central: HERE.

Volunteers transform historical societies for holidays: HERE.

Beloved ‘Nutcracker’ has undergone many changes: HERE.

Many varieties of trees adorn homes for holidays: HERE.

Festivals of Trees brighten season, raise funds for charities: HERE.

Very few new tunes on the air for younger listeners: HERE.

Christmas started in July for church music director: HERE.

Kinect, Kindles and classics on 2010 holiday wish lists: HERE.

Holiday wreaths: They go way beyond the front door: HERE.

‘Operation Christmas Child’ a labor of love for congregation: HERE.

May all your neckties be merry and bright . . .: HERE.

Parties, big and small, planned around region on New Year’s Eve: HERE.

We sing, we cook, we decorate and we give to those less fortunate as well as to our friends and family.

With our special Celebrate section, included in our Nov. 28, 2010 print edition as well as here online, The Daily Gazette highlights some of those traditions. We visited the students at SUNY-Cobleskill during their annual cheesecake-baking marathon, researched the history of the old Adirondack Santa Claus and talked with a church choir as it rehearsed for Christmas.

When it comes to gift-giving, we’ve talked to experts about what’s on top of everyone’s wish lists and come up with some of our own strategies for venturing out into the shopping world. Here are some quick links to some of the stories we've written for this year's holiday special section.

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