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Vered, an East Hampton gallery owner, took part in the Menorahcade last year. Chabad of the Hamptons

The Hampton Ballet Theater School rehearsed "The Nutcracker," which opens at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Friday night. Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey
Durell Godfrey

From left, Emma Golden, Jeffrey Gregor, Bennett Greene, and Kyle Seltzer are second graders who selected mittens from the Mitten Line to help community members in need.

Santa Claus will make a special appearance in the East Hampton parade named in his honor on Saturday. Morgan McGivern

The Montauk Lighthouse will be aglow, starting Saturday. Janis Hewitt

No one knows if a little East Hampton girl received as many toys as she did Christmas cards.
Santa with a Skate. Hand delivered by William Rhoades to Mildred, circa 1910.
Santa on a Biplane: “A Happy New Year to All” Postmarked December 29, 1910, sent to Miss Jennie Kennedy, Chicago, Ill.
Red Santa talking on a telephone with a little girl This card was sent from Brooklyn on December 22, 1907, to Miss Nettie Osborne.
Red Santa with Blue Doll “Dear Girl, I suppose you are awfully busy with Xmas. I have two week vacation. Wishing you a Merry Xmas. Lovingly, Marguerite” The card is postmarked December 23, 1907. Right, Santa driving a car “A Merry Xmas.” This was sent December 21, 1911.
Bank of Happiness. This card was sent to Mrs. C. S. Weaver on December 23, 1914.
Vinage ornaments are just one of many local collections
Glenn Purcell, left, and Charles Keller have more than 500 antique ornaments in the collection. They were inspired to start it when they moved into their turn-of-the-century house
The branches of the tree above, which hold fish and fowl ornaments, are wrapped with real feathers. The swan, right, is one of the favorites.
Ornaments are spread out and looked at with fresh eyes each year.
Glassfish and the vintage ornaments are among the most elaborate
The collection also includes lacquered globes.
Decorative trees are clustered for effect.
Hot-air balloons inspired ornaments, left, glass faces were popular in the 1920s, center, and some are more traditional.
Battery-operated trees amuse the couple, left, and the ornaments include dolls as well.
Elf-like Santas