Cheryl and Tracey might have been thinking of the holly and the ivy on the night they wore the scarlet and the emerald. The LaBelle ladies dressed in Christmas colors for the 1992 Victorian Ball in Saratoga Springs. Plenty of others will dress for the holidays tonight — it’s Christmas Eve. In 1992, kids like Justine, Carrie, Kayla and Jennifer wore yuletide hats. It had been a snowy December in the Capital Region, and some people dressed for trips with toboggans. December is also the month for Kwanzaa, the Americanized version of an African harvest festival. In 1992, Yvonne Abunaw led a celebration for the holiday at Friendship Baptist Church in Schenectady.
Kayla Pederquist, left, and her sister Jennifer sing Christmas carols at the Annie Schaffer Senior Center in Schenectady in 1992. The girls were with the Learning Tree Co-Op Nursery School.
Glenville youngsters Justine Mongillo and Carrie Kerr make merry during a Christmas party at the Rexford Fire Hall on Dec. 12.
Cheryl LaBelle and her 11-year-old daughter Tracey LaBelle are decked out for the holidays and the 1992 Victorian Ball in Saratoga Springs.
Yvonne Abunaw leads a Kwanzaa celebration at Friendship Baptist Church in Schenectady. Lit candles represent specific values.
Brittany Ganswith, 8, holds a puppet she has found at the holiday shop inside Girls Inc. of Schenectady.
Santa Claus — also known as Mike Houghton of Canajoharie — and his Nubian goats Little Rudy and Wilber rouse Christmas spirits on Jay Street in Schenectady. The visit included candy canes for passersby
A man and small child prepare to become downhill racers during a snowy day in mid-December.