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Peddlers flock to NYC for 'coniferous tree' season

NEW YORK

Peddlers flock to NYC for 'coniferous tree' season

In New York City, even sidewalk space is coveted real estate.

Snow people, snowflakes star in White House holiday decor

WASHINGTON

Snow people, snowflakes star in White House holiday decor

New at the White House this holiday season: penguins, snowmen and snow women, and hanging snowflakes.

Keeping track of Santa... for 60 years

Keeping track of Santa... for 60 years

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. Here's how to keep up ...

Many things can go awry in the holiday kitchen, but most can be fixed

Many things can go awry in the holiday kitchen, but most can be fixed

If you’re planning to entertain at home this holiday season, you’d be wise to bear in mind the words of Julia Child: “Never apologize. Never Explain.”

Santa adds to Rotterdam man's holiday tradition

ROTTERDAM

Santa adds to Rotterdam man's holiday tradition

Picture a land where photos with Santa are free and the lines are, well, there are none. Such a land exists in the front yard of Gary Crandall, who for the past four years has placed an animated, inflatable Santa under a portable shed painted to look like a castle outside his Wellington Avenue home.

Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines

Washington

Poll: Cards, gifts cross religious lines

77 percent of Americans plan to exchange gifts this holiday season and 48 percent will send greeting cards.

Season’s hot toys reach well beyond ‘Frozen’

CAPITAL REGION

Season’s hot toys reach well beyond ‘Frozen’

In small toy stores across the Capital Region, the hot toys this holiday season are geared toward fostering science, technology, engineering and math skills in fun, hands-on ways.

Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys

BOSTON

Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21K for toys

A former Salvation Army bell ringer is paying $21,000 for a diamond engagement ring and wedding band that a widow placed inside a red donation kettle in Boston.

Schenectady City Hall offers day of family fun

SCHENECTADY

Schenectady City Hall offers day of family fun

Hundreds of children packed into City Hall for the 11th annual City Hall-iday, hosted by the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corp.

SCOTIA

Scotia to host Holiday on the Avenue today

Village residents are encouraged to come together and celebrate the holidays today at the 18th annual Holiday on the Avenue.

Runners jingle all the way to finish line of rainy 5K

CLIFTON PARK

Runners jingle all the way to finish line of rainy 5K

About 400 people registered to run in the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk, with an estimated 300 to 350 people turning out despite cold and slippery conditions,

Ballston Spa parade includes music, Santa, even tractor-driving terrier

BALLSTON SPA

Ballston Spa parade includes music, Santa, even tractor-driving terrier

The predicted rain and snow mostly held off for the Ballston Spa Holiday Parade, and it was just above freezing as participants wound festively through the heart of town for more than an hour Friday night.

Holiday lights shine on Amsterdam for 16th season

AMSTERDAM

Holiday lights shine on Amsterdam for 16th season

Two holiday season light shows are underway in the city for the 16th consecutive year.

CAPITAL REGION

Toys for Tots Train to stop in Cobleskill, Delanson

The Marine Corps Reserve Dunkin’ Donuts Toys for Tots Train will make stops in Cobleskill and Delanson Saturday.

Struggling retailers could use some holiday cheer

NEW YORK

Struggling retailers could use some holiday cheer

The holiday shopping season is always a make-or-break period for struggling retailers.

NYC Christmas tree lighting amid protests, police

NEW YORK

NYC Christmas tree lighting amid protests, police

Thousands celebrated in the heart of Manhattan as they watched the lighting of the 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

Edison Tech Center donates toy trains for tots

SCHENECTADY

Edison Tech Center donates toy trains for tots

When the people at the Edison Tech Center get together to distribute some Christmas cheer, you can be sure they’ll use the occasion as a teaching moment.

Salvation Army hoping to recruit more bell ringers

CAPITAL REGION

Salvation Army hoping to recruit more bell ringers

It wasn’t frigid Friday afternoon when Christopher Brown and his fiancée, Sandya Sainvil, started their bell-ringing shift outside the Glenville Wal-Mart, but once the sun went down, the cold started to seep through their boots and gloves.

Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Jazz up holidays with the latest in lighting

Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year.

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region nonprofits hope #GivingTuesday is set to take off

Capital Region nonprofits are doing their part to raise awareness today for #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to charities, nonprofit organizations and volunteer groups across the globe.

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