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Albany Holiday Guide

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The Lights. The Parties. The Food. The Magic of The Holidays are Upon Us!

Check here for helpful tips and ideas on everything from planning the perfect Christmas party, to discovering the best local holiday events, to finding excellent Black Friday Deals, to choosing the ideal gifts for your loved ones. Make this year the most spectacular yet!

Top Annual Holiday Events
Have a festive time enjoying some of the most popular annual events in the Capital Region this holiday season! Find details on everything from Capital Holiday Lights In The Park to local holiday parades, historic events, festivals, and more.

Top Local Holiday Gifts
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Want to find the best gifts to give this holiday season? We have selected the best and most unique gift ideas for anyone on your shopping list! Plus, all items can be purchased locally! Check out the Top Local Gift Guide and get shopping!

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More Gift Ideas
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Check out more holiday gift ideas for everyone on your list - for him, for her, for kids and teens, and for anyone! Find the right present for that hard-to-buy for person.

25 Holiday Traditions
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Looking to start new traditions or reconnect with your family? We've put together an extensive list of holiday traditions to try, ranging from holiday crafts to singing carols and everything in between!

The Perfect Holiday Party
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Get into the spirit and start planning the best holiday party your family and friends will remember for years to come. Discover how easy it can be with the help of our holiday party planning tips!

Choosing a Christmas Tree
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Looking for a tree this holiday season? See a list of tree farms and lots in the area, where you can choose and cut your own. Plus, check out a list of tips for choosing the perfect tree!

Decorating Your Home for the Holidays
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Celebrate this holiday season in style! Deck your home with warm, cozy and festive holiday decor inside. Read our holiday and Christmas decorating tips to find simple and effective ideas.

Outdoor Holiday Decorating Ideas
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From simple to elaborate, from elegant to fun - find great outdoor holiday decorating ideas for the season ! Whether you have a small or large ourdoor space you'll find great ideas here.

Holiday Charities
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As you're planning your elaborate holiday meals, gifts, and parties don't forget to think of those who are less fortunate this holiday season. Consider donating your time and money to a local charity!

Top 5 Gifts for Your Mother-in-Law
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It doesn't matter if she's naughty or nice, you still have to get a gift for your mother-in-law! Discover these 5 ideas for great holiday gifts your mother-in-law will love!

9 Holiday Recipes to Try
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Indulge in the flavors of the season! The holidays provide the perfect time to try out new recipes to bring to the table. Check out our list of nine top recipes to try for the holidays.

Holiday Song Trivia
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How well do you know your holiday songs? There's only one way to find out! Try your hand at our trivia game.

100 Stocking Stuffer Ideas
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Check out our stocking stuffers ideas list and get creative this year. There are tons of simple ideas for men, women, and children!

Budget-Friendly Holiday Tips
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Keep more of that money in your pocket this season! Discover budget-friendly holiday ideas that leave all the fun in the holiday season without all the cost.

5 Tips to Shed Pounds for the Holidays
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Need to drop a few pounds this season? We have pulled together 5 quick tips for weight loss to help you shed those unwanted pounds!

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