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            Holiday Guide 2009!




    Whether your family is celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa this year, you'll find everything you need to get ready for the holiday season right here- family activities, arts & crafts, recipes, holiday shows, top toys, and more! We have compiled a Where-to Guide on where to cut your own Christmas tree and fun-filled family events for your region, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau County, Long Island, Suffolk County, Long Island, and Fairfield, CT. We've also highlighted the best of the holiday shows in the city and entertaining events in the suburbs. Scroll down for tips on how to actually enjoy your holidays this year- (without stress!) and glance at our favorite holiday recipes.   

    Our holiday guide is updated with new events and articles- check it out daily and let us help you enjoy the holidays this year!


Family Activities

Westchester's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Rockland's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Fairfield's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Manhattan's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Brooklyn's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Queens' Guide to Family Holiday Events

Nassau's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Suffolk's Guide to Family Holiday Events

Where to: Hot Chocolate and Teas for Holiday Cheer



Where To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree









Holiday Shows

Theater: A Guide to This Season's Family-Friendly Holiday Shows

Wintuk: Cirque Du Soleil's Snowcapped Gift to New York


Nutcracker Performances

Westchester County

Rockland County

Fairfield County 



What To Buy and Where …..This Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: The Hottest 20 Toys of the Season

Take Home the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Dolls Galore

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Toys for Boys



Arts & Crafts

 Kid-Friendly Crafts


Holiday Photos

Say Cheese: Tips on Taking Perfect Holiday Photo

Getting the Best Shot


Tips for Enjoying the Holidays!

Just For Moms: Wear a Smile This Holiday Season

Maximize Your Meals and Not Your Waistline: A Guide to Keeping the Holidays Lite and Festive

Merry Stressmas: 'Tis The Overwhelming Season

Parents: Be Thankful for Small Things this Holiday Season

Hosting the Holidays? Don't Drive Yourself Crazy!

Alternatives to Overindulging Your Child

Three Tips for a Happier Holiday

Meaningful Moments During the Holiday Rush

Holiday Concerns for Special Needs Children

Blending Families for the Holidays



Festive Food and Recipes

Christmas Cookies

Festive Low-Fat Dessert

Roast Tomatoes

Veggie Side Dish

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding  

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